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Dick Dunn

Centre/Lock

Player Bio

Inducted:
2012
Date of Birth:
10 August 1920
Birthplace:
Woollahra, NSW
Nickname:
-
Debut Team:
Eastern Suburbs
Date:
30 April 1938
Opposition:
Newtown
Venue:
Henson Park
Representative:
1 game for Combined City (1940), 1 game for Sydney Seconds (1941), 2 games for NSW City Seconds (1941, 1946), 1 game for Army Firsts (1944), 1 game for Fighting Services I (1945), 1 game for Sydney Firsts (1945), 1 game for Australian Possibles (1946)
Club:
Eastern Suburbs (1938-1947)

Career

Milestones

  • Eastern Suburbs Coach (1960, 1962-1963)
  • Sydney Roosters Hall of Fame (2012)

Biography

Dick Dunn, Sydney Rooster #253, was a local centre who played in Easts’ final win over Canterbury in 1940 but it was for his phenomenal performance in the 1945 final that he is best remembered.

Playing lock, Dunn scored 19 of his side’s 22 points (three tries, five goals) in a brilliant effort to sink Balmain. Between 1938 and 1947 he played 124 games for Easts.

Hall Of Fame | Dick Dunn

Dunn coached the Club in 1960, guiding the side to the Grand Final, and 1962-63. later becoming Vice President of the NSWRL, a chairman of the judiciary and co-manager of Australia’s tour of New Zealand in 1971. Dunn became a Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1986.

"They went bang, bang, bang and fortunately they just passed me the ball and I scored in the corner and that really won the game."

Dick Dunn On scoring the match winning try in the 1945 Grand Final

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