Ken McGuinness

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Ken McGuinness
Personal information
Born (1975-09-14) 14 September 1975 (age 43)
Playing information
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
PositionCentre, Wing, Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–99 Western Suburbs 107 35 1 0 142
2000 Wests Tigers 6 0 0 0 0
2002 North Qld Cowboys 9 1 0 0 4
Total 122 36 1 0 146
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–98 New South Wales 5 2 0 0 8
Source: [1]

Ken McGuinness (born 14 September 1975) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played club football for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys. His position of choice was at centre and he represented for New South Wales on five occasions.


McGuinness was one of nine Wests players to cross-over to the merged Magpies-Tigers club at the end of the 1999 season but he was unable to secure a regular first grade position at Wests Tigers in their inaugural year. In August 2000, McGuinness played for the excluded South Sydney Rabbitohs in two of their matches against Lebanon and the Tomahawks.

McGuinness spent 2001 in the Queensland Cup competition and played for the Toowoomba Clydesdales in the grand final that year. After nine games with the North Queensland Cowboys in 2002, McGuinness announced his retirement from first grade at the age of 26, saying he had lost his passion for the game.[2]

During his time with the Wests Magpies, McGuinness was selected for NSW Origin on five occasions in the 1997 and 1998 series, scoring one try.[3]


  1. ^ RLP
  2. ^ "Ken McGuinness announces retirement". AAP Sports News (Australia). 2002-07-31. Archived from the original (Fee required) on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
  3. ^ "State of Origin stats". Archived from the original on 28 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31.