Ray Ritchie is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. A New South Wales state and Australia national representative three-quarter back, he played in the New South Wales Rugby League Premiership for Sydney's Manly-Warringah club, becoming their coach after retirement from playing.
Playing career [ edit ]
Ritchie started playing first-grade for Sydney's Manly-Warringah club during the
1955 NSWRFL season. At the end of the following year, he was selected to play on the wing for a Combined Sydney team, scoring a try in their win against a touring [2 ] Māori rugby league team. In 1957 he played for New South Wales against Queensland and made it into the [3 ] Australian squad for the 1957 World Cup, becoming Kangaroo No. 334. Later in the year Ritchie was selected to play for Manly-Warringah in the [4 ] 1957 NSWRFL season's grand final on the wing, but St. George won.
Coaching career [ edit ]
Ritchie was appointed head coach of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles for the
1981 NSWRFL season and under him the club was back in the semi-finals that year. The following year Manly reached the grand final, but Ritchie stood down before the 1983 season, and was succeeded by [5 ] Bob Fulton. [6 ]
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