Edward Mandible

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Edward Mandible
Full name Edward Francis Mandible[1]
Date of birth (1885-05-11)11 May 1885[1]
Place of birth Woolloomooloo, Sydney [1]
Date of death circa 1936 (age 50–52)[1]
Rugby league career
Position Five-eight
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1910 Eastern Suburbs 2 3
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position fly-half[1]
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1907–08[1] Wallabies[1] 3[1] (0)[1]

Edward Francis Mandible (11 May 1885 – c. 1936) was an Australian national representative rugby union fly-half and one of the pioneers who broke away from that code to take up rugby league in Sydney in 1910.

Early life[edit]

Mandible was born in Woolloomooloo, Sydney.

Rugby union career[edit]

Mandible was selected on the first Wallaby 1908-09 Australia rugby union tour of the British Isles and France, the squad captained by Herbert Moran. He played in the first Test match of the tour against Wales on 12 December 1908 in Cardiff. He claimed a career total of three international rugby caps for Australia.

His jersey from the first Wallabies Rugby Union Tour of the United Kingdom in 1908 was purchased by the National Museum of Australia.[2]

Rugby league career[edit]

Following his return from the 1908-09 Wallaby tour he took part in a series of matches between the Australian ‘Wallabies’ and ‘Kangaroos’ in 1909. Facing reprisals from rugby union for playing in this non-sanctioned series, Mandible switched codes in 1910 to play rugby league with the Eastern Suburbs club. He played just two matches for Easts, scoring one try.[3]

Mandible middle row 5th from right, with the 1908 Wallaby tour squad

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