Eddie Burns (born in Canterbury NSW, New South Wales) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach of the mid 20th century. A New South Wales representative prop-forward, he played for the Canterbury-Bankstown club of the NSWRFL Premiership, later becoming their coach.
While still a teenager, Burns played in the Canterbury-Bankstown club's first ever season and was sent off in his first match.
He retired in 1950 as the Canterbury club's top try-scorer, with 65, a record not bettered until Chris Anderson in 1978.
Burns' career as coach of Canterbury-Bankstown was subject to a two-year interruption when Clive Churchill was selected as the club's coach.
Not to be confused with Eddie Burns, author of 'The Lethal List According to Eddie Burns'.