Ron McKay

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Ron McKay
Personal information
Full name Ronald John McKay[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–53 Unknown (TRL)
1954–?? Marist (ARL)
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952–53 Taranaki
1952–56 New Zealand 17 7 11 0 43
1954–60 Auckland
Source: RLP

Ron McKay is a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in the 1954 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

McKay played in the Taranaki Rugby League competition and represented Taranaki. He was first selected to play for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1952 in a test match against Australia.

In 1954 McKay moved to Auckland and joined the Marist Saints in the Auckland Rugby League competition.[2] He quickly made the Auckland side and was again named to play for New Zealand. McKay was part of the squad that competed in the inaugural World Cup in 1954. He was selected to go on the 1955–56 New Zealand rugby tour of Great Britain and France and played his last test for New Zealand in 1956 against France, finishing his career having played in 17 test matches and scored 43 points for New Zealand.

McKay continued to play for Auckland until 1960.

In 2008 he was named in the Taranaki Rugby League Team of the Century.[3]


  1. ^ McKAY, Ronald John - 1952 - 56
  2. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  3. ^ "Dream team of century is named". Taranaki Daily News. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2011.