5 December 1947 |
|Position||Centre, Wing, Fullback|
|Source: RLP Yesterday's Hero|
Ray Branighan (born 5 December 1947 in Sydney) is an Australian former rugby league player, a star winger and Centre of the 1970s for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, as well as the New South Wales state and Australian national representative sides.
Souths club career
Manly club career
He was one of a number of 1971 Rabbitohs poached by wealthier clubs in 1972 and along with teammate John O'Neill he moved to Manly. He played 114 games for Manly between 1972 and 1978. He played in the victorious 1972 and 1973 Grand Finals for Manly (partnering Bob Fulton in the centres in both, and kicking 6 goals from 7 attempts in the 19–14 win over Easts in 1972). Branighan was a reserve back for Manly in their 16–0 win over Cronulla in the 1978 Grand Final replay (Manly had also defeated Cronulla 10–7 in 1973).
Branighan represented for Australia in eight Test matches and appeared five times for New South Wales.
- South Sydney Dream Team from the official South Sydney website.