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Ken Day (rugby league)

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Name  Ken Day
Role  Rugby league
Died  October 29, 1998

Ken Day (1936–1998) was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s. An Australian international and Queensland representative forward, he played his club football in Brisbane for Western Suburbs and in Sydney for Manly-Warringah.

Biography

Originally from Caboolture, while playing in the Brisbane Rugby League premiership for Western Suburbs in 1961, Day was selected to make his debut for the Queensland Maroons and then the Australian national team, becoming Kangaroo No. 363. Despite receiving offers of over 1,000 Australian pounds from Townsville and North Sydney clubs at the end of the season, he opted to stay in Brisbane.

Day was selected to go on the 1963–64 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France, playing for Australia at second-row forward in the second Ashes series Test match against Great Britain, and in the third Test match against France. He made his test début in 1963 and was part of the touring Kangaroos team that won The Ashes in Britain for the first time ever.

From 1965 to 1968 Day played in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership for the Manly-Warringah club. Whilst there he also represented City New South Wales.

Day played out the remainder of his career for Townsville's Souths club. He also represented Townsville in the Foley Shield competition.

In 1972 Day coached in the Brisbane Rugby League Premiership with the Redcliffe Dolphins.

References

Ken Day (rugby league) Wikipedia


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