PLAYERS | Ron Mason

Panther 81

19 matches [1972- 1973]

3 points [1 try]


South Sydney junior who was graded with Penrith from local club Mount Druitt ahead of the 1972 season. Starting the season in reserve grade. He made his first grade debut for the Panthers in the Round 10 match versus Eastern Suburbs at Penrith Park, starting in the second row. He only missed one further match that season in first grade, making a total of 12 appearances in 1972, mostly in the second row. He scored a try Penrith’s 17-12 loss to St. George.

He was selected for an Indigenous team that toured New Zealand before the start of the 1973 season, and returned to the Panthers, earning selection in first grade for the opening premiership round. After the three matches, he was dropped back to reserve grade but made four more appearances throughout the season, with his last match in first grade being the club record loss to Manly at Penrith Park.

In 1974, he left Penrith, playing for St. Mary’s in the second division, and reportedly played up until his late 50s.


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