Carr's three-game sojourn in the Maroon jumper began off the bench in 1980, but didn't play as he wasn't called upon by coach John McDonald. He actually played in 1981. He was elevated to the starting XIII for the second and third games of the 1982 series. Carr played at lock forward as Queensland wrapped up the series with victories. Carr captained Souths Magpies to victory in the 1985 Brisbane Rugby League premiership, scoring a try against Wynnum-Manly in the grand final.