Con Sullivan

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For the English footballer, see Con Sullivan (footballer).
Con Sullivan
Con Sullivan 1911.jpg
Personal information
Full name Cornelius Patrick Sullivan[1]
Nickname Con
Born 1886 [2]
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 31 October 1964
Chatswood, New South Wales
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1908? Wellington
1910–16 North Sydney 72 8 0 0 24
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1909 Wellington
1909 New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
1910–12 New South Wales 6 3 0 0 9
1910–14 Australia 7 0 0 0 0
1910 Australasia 2 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Con Sullivan (1886–1964) was a New Zealand international rugby league footballer of the early twentieth century who played for various Australasian representative sides.

Playing career[edit]

Sullivan started his career in Wellington, where he was selected to tour Australia, winning an international cap for New Zealand against Australia in 1909.[3] In 1910 he started playing for North Sydney in the NSWRFL Premiership. In his first year at the club he was selected to play for New South Wales, Australia (including the first Ashes test on Australian soil) and a combined "Australasia" team against the first Great Britain Lions tourists. The following year he was selected to go on the 1911–12 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain, and played in 16 matches, for Australasia, including the third Test. Sullivan toured New Zealand with the New South Wales side in 1912-13 and played his last Test series against England in 1914 in teams captained by his clubmate and brother-in-law Sid Deane.[4]

Later years[edit]

Sullivan later married Deane's sister with their son Bob Sullivan continuing the family link with the club.[5] Bob Sullivan made a Test appearance for Australia in 1954. His younger brother John also played for Norths in the 1950s as a versatile back.[6]

Con Sullivan died in October 1964.


  1. ^ SULLIVAN, Conrad - 1909
  2. ^ NSW Births Death Marriages
  3. ^ "Past Kiwis Caps - S". New Zealand Rugby League. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Pollard, Jack (1965). Gregory's Guide to Rugby League. Australia: Grenville Publishing. p144. 
  5. ^ "Con Sullivan". Yesterday's Hero. SmartPack International Pty Ltd. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Pollard, Jack (1965). Gregory's Guide to Rugby League. Australia: Grenville Publishing. p144. 

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