Rod McCall

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Rod McCall
Full name Roderick James McCall
Date of birth (1963-09-20) 20 September 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Queensland Reds
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1989 - 1995  Australia 40 (5)

Roderick James McCall (born 20 September 1963 in Brisbane) is a former Australian rugby union lock. McCall played for Australia from 1989 to 1995, including winning the 1991 Rugby World Cup. He played 40 times in total for Australia. He played 107 times for the Queensland Reds.

McCall made his début for Australia at age 25 on 26 August 1989 in a game against the French, the game was won by Australia, 32 points to 15 in Strasbourg. McCall played in all of Australia's matches at the 1991 World Cup, and after winning all of their pool games and then defeating the All Blacks in the finals, Australia won the World Cup against England in the final.

He played his final two tests in Australia against Argentina, winning both games in Sydney and Brisbane, before heading over to South Africa for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Although losing to the Springboks and England, Australia won their game against Romania. McCall captained the Wallabies in that match, his final international match for Australia and his sole honour as captain.

He played in the Queensland Reds' first ever Super 12 game in 1996 against the Otago Highlanders on 3 March. He retired in that 1996 season aged 31.


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Preceded by
Phil Kearns
Australian national rugby union captain
1995
Succeeded by
John Eales