Roy Kirkaldy

Coach # 8
Player # 57

Roy Kirkaldy joined Canterbury after playing 14 seasons for Waratah Mayfield as a 28 year old.

A prolific ball winning hooker, the extra possession turned Canterbury into a dominant force for a number of years.

Roy was one of the 'Three Musketeers' alongside Eddie Burns and Henry Porter, a formable front row combination that played in 94 games together from 1938 to 1948.

Roy was known as the 'Prince of Hookers'.

He played in the Premiership winning teams of 1938 and 1940.

He played in the City Cup winning team of 1939 and he played the 1940 Final against Easts and the 1947 Grand Final against Balmain.

Roy also played ten games for NSW and would have played for Australia if not for the second world war.

In 1943, Roy was captain-coach in a difficult season where many players were unavailable due to war commitments.

Roy passed away in 1973, aged 63.

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Year Games Won Lost Drawn
1943 14 3 11 0
Total: 14 3 11 0
Percent: 21.4% 78.6% 0.0%