That's The Way It Was Ep 8: Raper - a rugby league family

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The eighth episode of 'Rugby League: That's the Way It Was' focuses on rugby league royalty - the Raper family.

In Australia, if you're talking about the Chappell family you're talking cricket; the Ella's - Rugby Union. In AFL, Ablett is Royalty.  And if you are talking about the Brabham's - it's Motorsport. 

Rugby League also has a signature name, and that name is Raper!

For more than 60 years, the Raper family has contributed to the game of Rugby League, whether as a player, as a coach or as an Administrator of the game.

Author Barry Ross joins us to discuss this family's amazing contribution to the game of Rugby League.

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Raper Family - Australian Records
Name GamesTriesGoalsF/G Pts
Johnny (1957-69)
Newtown/St George
2225740179
Ron (1964-72)
Canterbury
128273810177
Maurice (1967-74)
Penrith/Cronulla
88150861
Gerard (1977)
Canterbury
20000
Peter (1977)
Newtown
20000
Stuart (1984-86, 1989)
Cronulla/Wests
80000
Aaron (1990-1998)
Cronulla/
Parramatta
96110044

Acknowledgements

Barry Ross is the author of a number of books, including histories of the Gerringong RLFC and the Corrimal RLFC. He contributes regularly to the Men of League and was Rex Mossop's Co-Commentator on Channel 7s Big League coverage.

Thanks again to Andrew Ferguson and the Rugby League Project.

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