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|Full name||Edward Burns|
|Died||June 2004 (age 87)|
|1948||New South Wales||2|
|196?–6?||New South Wales|
Eddie Burns (born in Canterbury, New South Wales) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach of the mid 20th century. A New South Wales representative prop-forward, he played for the Canterbury-Bankstown club of the NSWRFL Premiership, later becoming their coach.
While still a teenager, Burns played in the Canterbury-Bankstown club's first ever season and was sent off in his first match.
He retired in 1950 as the Canterbury club's top try-scorer, with 65, a record not bettered until Chris Anderson in 1978.
Burns' career as coach of Canterbury-Bankstown was subject to a two-year interruption when Clive Churchill was selected as the club's coach.
- "Burns declares his Fitness for League Grand Final" The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, 19 September 1947 (p. 12)
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