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Personal information
Full name John William Raper
Playing information
Position Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1957–58 Newtown 37 10 0 0 30
1959–69 St George 185 47 4 0 149
1970–72 Wests (Newcastle) 39
1973–74 Kurri Kurri
Total 261 57 4 0 179
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1959–70 New South Wales 24 5 0 15
1959–68 Australia 39 9 0 0 27
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1969 St George 23 14 0 9 61
1970–72 Wests (Newcastle)
1973–74 Kurri Kurri
1975–76 Cronulla-Sutherland 44 18 2 24 41
1978 Newtown Jets 9 2 1 6 22
Total 76 34 3 39 45
As of 1 August 2009

John 'Chook' Raper, MBE (born 12 April 1939) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. He was a lock-forward for the Australia national team. He had a record 33 test caps between 1959 and 1968 and played in 6 World Cup games between 1960 and 1968. Raper captained Australia on 8 occasions in 1967–68 and played in eight consecutive NSWRFL grand final victories for the St. George Dragons club. He has since been named as one of the nation's finest footballers of the 20th century.

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