|Full name||Edward Burns|
|Died||June 2004 (age 87)|
|1948||New South Wales||2||0||0||0||0|
|1964||New South Wales||2||2||0||0||100|
Eddie Burns (1917–2004) 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 in 1935 and was sent off in his first match. He played for 16 seasons in First Grade from 1935 to 1950. Eddie Burns played 147 first grade games and scored 199 career points in his long career.
In 1948, Burns was selected to represent New South Wales playing 2 games.
Eddie Burns is the 16th player to represent the Bulldogs.
Burns' career as coach of Canterbury-Bankstown was subject to a two-year interruption when Clive Churchill was selected as the club's coach. He coached the club between 1960-1962 and again in 1965.
He coached New South Wales City Firsts in 1963 and the New South Wales rugby league team in 1964.
In 1985, Burns was selected in the Bulldogs 'Greatest Team Ever'. In 2004 he was selected in the 70 Year Bulldogs team of champions.
- Rugby League Project (Alan Whitaker)
- Alan Whitaker. The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players
- Rugby League Project
- "Burns declares his Fitness for League Grand Final" The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, 19 September 1947 (p. 12)
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