Who is Ray Blacklock? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Death, Net Worth

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Ray Blacklock Wiki – Ray Blacklock Biography

Ray Blacklock was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He was born on April 16, 1955, in Oberon, Australia. His birth name is Raymond Patrick Blacklock.

Ray Blacklock Age

He has died on October 28, 2020, at the age of 65.

Ray Blacklock Career

He started his career at the Penrith Panthers, making the first grade in 1976. Blacklock played four seasons at Penrith between 1976-1980 and captained the Panthers’ Under-23s side that won the premiership in 1978.

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He played 93 matches in the top grade, including Newtown’s 1981 grand final loss to Parramatta.

He then switched to the Newtown Jets for two seasons between 1981-1982. Blacklock played wing in the 1981 Grand Final team that was defeated by the Parramatta Eels.

He moved to Canberra Raiders for his final two seasons (1983-1984) before retiring. Blacklock was the paternal uncle of St George-Illawarra Dragons legend, Nathan Blacklock.

Ray Blacklock Wife

He survives with his wife Heather Ray.

Ray Blacklock Cause of Death

Blacklock died on 28 October 2020, Cause of death is a five year battle with multiple system atrophy. Former teammate Phil Gould posted a tribute on Twitter to say Blacklock was a “great player, great bloke, great mate. We shared some fun”.

Gould also revealed that it was a little-known fact that Blacklock played the second half of the ’81 premiership decider with a broken arm. An extremely tough individual, he wrote.

Canberra issued a statement to acknowledge the death of “former player Ray Blacklock (Raider #36)”.

Raider patron John McIntyre said Blacklock was a much-valued member of the club during his stint late in his career.

Newtown added their voice to the chorus of tributes to the acclaimed Indigenous winger.


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