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A member of Manly's successful Presidents Cup side in 1946 he made a try saving ball and all tackle in the final moments to save the game and the Cup for Manly. A win that was instrumental in Manly gaining first grade status in 1947. He played in Manly's first 3rd Grade game against Wests at Brookvale on 12 April 1947 and has the distinction of scoring Manly's first ever points with his opening goal in that match.

In his initial first grade match, Ron played a decisive role in Manly's first ever away win, a shock 24-23 win over minor premiers Canterbury at Belmore. He went on to play 10 first grade matches in 1947 and was voted most improved first grader.

In total he played 115 first grade matches, scoring 15 points.

He also played in Manly's first ever first grade Grand Final in 1951.

[W&H; Smith 1991]