Clarrie Prentice

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Clarrie Prentice
Full name Clarence Warwick Prentice[1]
Date of birth (1891-07-01)1 July 1891
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales [1]
Date of death 10 March 1948
Place of death Concord, New South Wales
Rugby league career
Position(s) Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1915-24 Wests Magpies 115 (80)
State of Origin
Years Team Apps (Points)
1919-24 New South Wales 9 (12)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1919-22 Australia 5 (0)
Rugby union career
Position(s) prop[1]
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1914[1] Wallabies 1[1] (0)[1]

Clarence Warwick Prentice (1 July 1891 – 10 March 1948) was an Australian rugby union and rugby league footballer who represented his country at both sports - a dual-code rugby international. He is the younger brother of fellow Wests player Ward Prentice.

Rugby union career[edit]

Prentice played rugby union with the Western Suburbs Rugby Club in Sydney and represented with the Wallabies as a prop in 1914 against the All Blacks.

Rugby league career[edit]

In 1915 Clarrie and his brother Archie joined the Western Suburbs Rugby League Club.

His international rugby league debut against New Zealand in Wellington on 23 August 1919 alongside Claud O'Donnell saw them become Australia's 20th and 21st dual code rugby internationals. It wasn't until 18 years later that Doug McLean jnr would become the next Australian dual representative.

Clarrie was selected on the 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. He played in all three Tests of the tour and in 22 other tour matches for Australia.

He coached the Magpies in the 1927 NSWRFL season.


  • Whiticker, Alan (2004) Captaining the Kangaroos, New Holland, Sydney
  • Andrews, Malcolm (2006) The ABC of Rugby League, Austn Broadcasting Corpn, Sydney


  1. ^ a b c d e f " player profile of Clarrie Prentice". Retrieved 12 July 2010.