Allan McMahon

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Personal information
Full name Allan McMahon
Nickname Macca
Born (1954-08-09)9 August 1954
Died 24 May 2003(2003-05-24) (aged 48)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
Position Three-quarter, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–81 Balmain Tigers 110 28 10 0 104
1982 Newtown Jets 22 8 0 0 24
1983 Canberra Raiders 18 5 0 0 10
Total 150 41 10 0 138
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–77 Australia 5 4 0 0 12
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1988–91 Newcastle Knights 81 33 6 42 41
1996 Illawarra Steelers 22 8 0 14 36
Total 103 41 6 56 40
Source: NRL Stats and Rugby League Project

Allan McMahon (9 August 1954[1] – 23 May 2003) was an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. He was an Australian test player and a former coach of the Canberra Raiders, Newcastle Knights and Illawarra Steelers.

Playing career[edit]

McMahon played a total of 148 games for the Balmain Tigers of whom he also captained on numerous occasion. He also played for the Newtown Jets, the Canberra Raiders and was a member of the 1978 Kangaroo tour squad.

Coaching career[edit]

After coaching the Raiders in their second season in 1983, McMahon was the first coach of the Knights, who joined the NSWRL in 1988. He resigned during the 1991 season, and later coached the Illawarra Steelers. Despite signing a three-year contract, he was sacked at the end of the 1996 season, his first at the club.

Allan McMahon died in May 2003, at his home in Wollongong, aged 48.[2]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Lester (editor) (1983). The Sun Book of Rugby League - 1983. Sydney, New South Wales: John Fairfax Marketing. p. 16. ISBN 0-909558-83-3. 
  2. ^ James MacSmith (2003-05-23). "Former league international dead". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Grant
Canberra Raiders captain
1983
Succeeded by
Ron Giteau
Preceded by
team created
Coach
Newcastle Knights

1988-1991
Succeeded by
David Waite
1991-1994
Preceded by
Allan Fitzgibbon
1995
Coach
Illawarra Steelers

1996
Succeeded by
Andrew Farrar
1997-1998