Charlie Ellis

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Charlie Ellis
Birth name Charles L. Seymour Ellis[1]
Date of birth (1875-08-01)1 August 1875[1][1]
Place of birth Newcastle, NSW [1]
Rugby union career
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1899[1] Australia 4[1] (0)[1]

Charles L. Seymour "Charlie" Ellis (born 1 August 1875) was a rugby union player who represented Australia.

Ellis, a lock and flanker, was born in Newcastle, New South Wales and claimed a total of four 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. His last Test was in Australia v Great Britain at Sydney, 12 August 1899.[3] Due to funding constraints he was one of only six New South Wales players (with Bob McCowan, Hyram Marks, Lonnie Spragg, Peter Ward & Robert Challoner) selected to make the trip to Brisbane four weeks later for the second Test.[4] His performance in that match was noted as excellent by the press.[5]

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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h " player profile of Charlie Ellis". Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Country caps / Australia". ESPNscrum. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
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  4. ^ Howell p19
  5. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL". Queanbeyan Age. 26 July 1899. p. 2. Retrieved 8 August 2010.