Austin Gralton

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Austin Gralton
Full name Austin Sarsfield Ireland Gralton[1][2]
Date of birth (1871-02-09)9 February 1871[1][1]
Place of birth Kempsey, NSW [1]
Date of death 1 July 1919(1919-07-01) (aged 48)[1][1]
School St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace[2]
Rugby union career
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1899–1903[1] Australia 3[1] (0)[1]

Austin Sarsfield Ireland "Grally" Gralton (9 February 1871 – 1 July 1919) was a rugby union player who represented Australia.

Gralton, a scrum-half, was born in Kempsey, New South Wales and claimed three international rugby caps for Australia. His debut game was against Great Britain at Sydney, on 24 June 1899, the inaugural rugby Test match played by an Australian national representative side.

Gralton appeared in the inaugural Australian rugby union team, 1899
Gralton shown middle 1st from left,[3] after the 1 July Queensland match against the 1899 British Lions.[4]

Published references[edit]

  • Collection (1995) Gordon Bray presents The Spirit of Rugby, Harper Collins Publishers Sydney
  • Howell, Max (2005) Born to Lead - Wallaby Test Captains, Celebrity Books, Auckland NZ

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Scrum.com player profile of Austin Gralton". Scrum.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Brave and Game player profile of Austin Gralton". Braveandgame.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "The BattleStained Queensland Team AS Photographed Immediately After The Match." (Photograph with caption.). The Queenslander. Brisbane, Australia. 8 July 1899. p. 73 S. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "International Football.". The Queenslander. Brisbane, Australia. 8 July 1899. p. 73 S. Retrieved 17 September 2010.