Harry Caples

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Harry Caples
Personal information
Full name Henry Joseph Caples
Born 1898
Bathurst, N.S.W.
Died 17 October 1933
St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
Playing information
Position Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1916–23 Eastern Suburbs 103 28 0 0 84
192?–2? Brothers (Ipswich)
1929 Eastern Suburbs 3 0 0 0 0
Total 106 28 0 0 84
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1919–23 New South Wales 4 1 0 0 3
1921–22 Australia 2 0 0 0 0
1925–27 Queensland 9 5 0 0 15
Source: Yesterday's Hero

Harry Caples (1898--1933) was an Australian representative rugby league player. His club football was played with the Eastern Suburbs club.

Career[edit]

A former schoolboy star, Caples attended St. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill before being graded by the Roosters in 1916.

He played 110 matches for the club in the years (1916-23 & 1929). A five-eighth, Caples captained Easts to the club's fourth premiership in 1923, scoring two tries in that match.

Caples was selected for the 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. He played for Australia in two Tests on tour and 22 minor tour matches. During his career he represented for three different states New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Caples died after contracting Meningitis at the relatively young age of 35. A large funeral was held for him and he was buried at Randwick Cemetery. He was survived by his wife Dorothy and three young children. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary, Harry Caples :Catholic Freemans Journal, Sydney, 2 Nov 1933

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