Ron Hilditch

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Ron Hilditch
Personal information
Born Australia
Playing information
Position Prop, Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–82 Parramatta Eels 156 24 0 0 72
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–81 Australia 3 0 0 0 0
1981 New South Wales 2 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1989–90 Illawarra Steelers 44 13 2 29 30
1994–96 Parramatta Eels 65 19 2 44 29
Total 109 32 4 73 29

Ron Hilditch is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative forward, he played club football for the Parramatta Eels with whom he won the 1981 NSWRFL Premiership.

Playing career[edit]

An Australian Kangaroo, Hilditch was selected for three internationals, all against France; once in 1978 and twice in 1981.

Hilditch was selected to represent New South Wales as a front-rower for the only State of Origin game in 1981.

Coaching career[edit]

After three years as captain-coach of Mudgee in the Country Rugby League, Hilditch coached the Illawarra Steelers in 1989 and 1990. In 1994, he succeeded Mick Cronin at Parramatta but his three years as coach of the club were not particularly successful, with only a 30% win rate.[1] Hilditch was replaced by Brian Smith in 1997.

Hilditch was inducted into the Parramatta Eels Hall of Fame in 2006.[2]

Ron Hilditch is currently a member of the Parramatta Eels Board of Directors.[3]


  1. ^ "Coach Profile - Ron Hilditch". NRL Stats. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame to welcome new member". Parramatta Eels. 6 August 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Club Officials". Parramatta Eels. Archived from the original on 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 

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Preceded by
Terry Fearnley
Illawarra Steelers

Succeeded by
Graham Murray
Preceded by
Mick Cronin
Parramatta Eels

Succeeded by
Brian Smith