A brilliant centre in his day, Ron Bailey was the first Canterbury player to both represent and captain Australia. Originally from Newcastle, and a Newtown player before the war, he was unlucky not to tour with the 1937-38 Kangaroos. Bailey spent the 1939-40 season playing for Huddersfield and on his return to Australia, played for Waratah-Mayfield in the Newcastle competition. In 1941 he took over as captain coach of Canterbury and led the club to its second premiership title in defeating St George in the 1942 gra...
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