Barry Roberts

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Barry Roberts
Birth nameBarry Thomas Roberts[1]
Date of birth(1933-10-03)3 October 1933[1]
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales [1]
Date of death26 October 2017
Place of deathBlackheath, New South Wales
SchoolSt Joseph's College[2]
Rugby union career
Position(s) wing[1]
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1956[1] Wallabies 1[1] (0)[1]

Barry Thomas Roberts (3 October 1933 – 26 October 2017) [3][4] was a rugby union player who represented Australia.

Roberts, a wing, was born in Sydney, New South Wales and claimed one international rugby cap for Australia. He played for St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill. Roberts played for Manly Club Club where he played 135 first grade games and scored 678 points.[4] He played nine games for New South Wales between 1953 and 1960.[4]

Roberts made his test debut in 1956 in the Wallabies’ second match against South Africa at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground. [4] He also played seven non-Test games for Australia. Roberts also played against the British & Irish Lions for New South Wales in 1959. [4]

Roberts was a talented hurdler in his youth. [4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g " player profile of Barry Roberts". Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  2. ^ Howell pp226
  3. ^ "Obituaries - Barry Thomas Roberts". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Rugby Australia has joined together with the rugby community in mourning Wallaby number 417, Barry Roberts, who passed away this week at the age of 84". Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

Published sources[edit]

  • Howell, Max (2006) Born to Lead - Wallaby Test Captains (2005) Celebrity Books, New Zealand