Ross Conlon

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
29-03-1959
N/A
02-10-1985
Balmain- Aus
13-10-1985 v Castleford
Featherstone Rovers
1986- Balmain- Aus
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1985-1985
16 (0)
9
65
0
166

BIOGRAPHY

Ross Conlon by Alex Service

Ross Conlon will always be remembered as a specialized goal-kicker, in the same vein as Daryl Halligan, Hazem el Mazri and Frano Botica. He had a technique that was all his own a round-the-corner kicker with a sort of sideways shuffle before coming in to strike the football. Apparently this gave him more time and he credited this particular trait to his days as a soccer player up to the age of fifteen. (rumour has it he was a big Manchester United fan!)

Ross was graded with the Western Suburbs team in Sydney in 1980 and signed with Canterbury Bankstown in 1983. The following year he played State of Origin football and played against the 1984 Great Britain tourists in the First Test. He joined Balmain Tigers in 1985 and he became one of the most consistent points scorers in the game, leading the competition table in 1987 with 196 points. Ross signed for the Saints for the 1985-86 season. Although his experience was much valued, it was a difficult time for the team, who could not replicate their successes of the previous campaign. Ross retired somewhat prematurely at the end of the 1988 season and coached in country football, leading Uralla Tigers to a premiership in 2007. He is a school teacher by profession.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1985~86 9 65 0 16
TOTALS:9 65 0 16
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
13th Oct 1985 L 4 Castleford L 1985~86 A 18 32 5 V
20th Oct 1985 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1985~86 H 39 22 7 V
27th Oct 1985 L 3 New Zealand Tour 1985~86 H 8 46 2 V
3rd Nov 1985 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 A 38 12 5 V
10th Nov 1985 W 3 Dewsbury L 1985~86 H 24 6 1 4 V
1st Dec 1985 W 3 Doncaster JP2 1985~86 H 36 20 1 4 V
8th Dec 1985 D 3 Leeds L 1985~86 H 12 12 4 V
11th Dec 1985 W 3 Hull JP3 1985~86 H 57 14 2 8 V
15th Dec 1985 D 3 Hull L 1985~86 A 20 20 1 4 V
21st Dec 1985 L 3 Hull K.R. JPSF 1985~86 N 4 22 2 V
26th Dec 1985 L 3 Wigan L 1985~86 A 14 38 3 V
1st Jan 1986 L 3 Widnes L 1985~86 H 16 30 4 V
5th Jan 1986 L 5 Halifax L 1985~86 A 18 27 1 5 V
12th Jan 1986 L 5 Warrington L 1985~86 A 16 26 2 2 V
19th Jan 1986 L 4 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 H 8 18 2 V
2nd Feb 1986 W 5 Featherstone Rovers L 1985~86 H 44 14 1 4 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 16 OTHER 0 = 16
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 16

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