Riverina. Ray brown was the Country Player of the
Year in 1978. He was a clever ball-player, a
consistent ball-winner and elusive in the open. Wests
won the race for his services in 1979 but his
representative career took off when he signed with
Brown was a
non-playing reserve against Great Britain in the 1979
Ashes series in his first season in Sydney, before
moving to Manly. He played 60 matches for Manly
scoring 4 tries.
lock and second-row at Manly, he was a replacement
hooker in the club's 1982 grand final loss to
Parramatta before touring with the 1982 Kangaroos.
Brown played in the Test against Papua New Guinea and
was a reserve in three Tests against Great Britain
In 1983 he
played in his only State of Origin match and was
again a replacement in the Brisbane Test against NZ.
He assumed the Manly hooker's role with the
retirement of Max Krilich later in the season and
gave the final pass for Phil Sigsworth to score
Manly's only try in the grand final loss to P'matta.
After a battle with injury, Brown left the club at
the end of 1986 and was captain-coach of Central
Coast premiers Woy Woy in 1987.