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Ronald 'Ron' Turner (born 1945) was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s. A New South Wales state and Australia national representative hooker, he played in Sydney's New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership for the Cronulla-Sutherland and Newtown clubs.

Ron Turner
Personal information
Full nameRonald Turner
Born (1945-02-06) 6 February 1945 (age 74)
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–75 Cronulla-Sutherland 92 12 0 0 36
1976 Newtown 9 0 0 0 0
Total 101 12 0 0 36
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1972 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0
1970–74 Australia 4 1 0 0 3
Source: Whiticker/Hudson

Playing careerEdit

Originally from Gunnedah, New South Wales, Ron Turner joined the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 1970. He became the Shark's first Australian representative player when he was selected for the 1970 World Cup tour of England, and is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 447.[1] Turner played hooker in the World Cup Final in which Australia defeated England at Leeds.

Turner represented New South Wales on one occasion in 1972. He played in the courageous Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks side that played in the 1973 NSWRFL season's Grand Final against Manly-Warringah. In 1974 Turner made his one test appearance when he played for the Kangaroos in the final Ashes Test against England, and also Ron Turner retired in 1976 after spending his final season with Newtown.[2]


  1. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005. page 55
  2. ^ Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. 1995 (ISBN 1875169571)