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Name  Bill McRitchie

Died  March 25, 1990


William Arthur 'Bill' McRitchie (1917-1990) was an Australian rugby league player from the 1940s.

Career

McRitchie was a St George Dragons prop forward who played four seasons with the club between 1942-1945. A Brighton-Le-Sands junior, McRitchie and his younger brother Doug McRitchie, both debuted for St George Dragons in 1942 although, Doug was a tall winger and Bill was a massive prop. They both played together in the 1942 Grand Final, but McRitchie's career was cut short in 1945 after his ear lobe was torn off in a scrum during a match against Newtown on 28 July 1945 at Henson Park. After spending the next 22 weeks in hospital, McRitchie was forced to retire from rugby league for good.

McRitchie died on 25 March 1990, aged 73. He was cremated at Woronora Cemetery 3 days later.

References

Bill McRitchie Wikipedia


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