|Full name||Hugh Valentine Raymond Norman|
|Born||30 November 1888|
Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||29 April 1971 (aged 82)|
Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
As of 30 June 2009
Ray Norman (1889–1971) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach. A New South Wales state and Australia national representative, his club career was played with Annandale, the South Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs clubs in the NSWRFL.
He was one of four brothers, along with Bernard, Roy and Rex Norman, who played in the NSW Rugby Football League first-grade competition. Both Rex and Ray represented the Australia national rugby league team, becoming only the second set of brothers to do so behind Viv and Bill Farnsworth. Ray was first selected for Australia in 1914 and after the war he toured New Zealand in 1919. He retired from playing in 1921, and immediately joined the coaching ranks at Eastern Suburbs.
After retiring as a player, Norman coached the Eastern Suburbs which included a premiership in 1923. He later coached the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles for one year, in 1954, and the NSW Country representative side.
The Sydney Morning Herald said of Norman: "He was one of Rugby League's greatest tactitions". His funeral was held at St. Peter's Church, Watsons Bay, New South Wales on 3 May 1971 and later at Northern Suburbs Crematorium.
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
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