Ed Rigney

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Ed Rigney
Personal information
Full name Edward Patrick Rigney
Nickname Snowy
Born 1893
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 23 August 1975
Pagewood, New South Wales
Playing information
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1917–19 Newtown 29 0 1 0 2
1920–26 Eastern Suburbs 49 0 2 0 4
Total 78 0 3 0 6
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1919–21 New South Wales 2 0 0 0 0
Source: Whiticker/Hudson


Ed 'Snowy' Rigney (1893-1975), was a rugby league footballer for the Newtown Jets and the Eastern Suburbs clubs who played in the New South Wales Rugby League.

Snowy Rigney began his rugby league career with the Newtown club in 1917, he played in 29 matches with that club before joining Eastern Suburbs in 1920.

A fullback, Rigney played 49 matches for the Eastern Suburbs club in the years 1920-24 & 1926 including the 1923 premiership decider. He was often nicknamed 'Muscles' due to his small statue. His son, Ed junior, was an aspiring amateur golfer in the 1940s and 1950s.

Rigney was selected to represent New South Wales rugby league team in 1919 and 1921 and is recognised as the Sydney Roosters 114th player.

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