|Full name||Edward Francis Mandible|
|Date of birth||11 May 1885|
|Place of birth||Woolloomooloo, Sydney |
|Date of death||3 April 1936 (age 50)|
|Place of death||Karrakatta, Western Australia|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
Edward Francis Mandible (11 May 1885 – c. 1936) was an Australian national representative rugby union fly-half and one of the pioneers who broke away from that code to take up rugby league in Sydney in 1910.
Rugby union career
Mandible was selected on the first Wallaby 1908-09 Australia rugby union tour of the British Isles and France, the squad captained by Herbert Moran. He played in the first Test match of the tour against Wales on 12 December 1908 in Cardiff. He claimed a career total of three international rugby caps for Australia.
Rugby league career
Following his return from the 1908-09 Wallaby tour he took part in a series of matches between the Australian ‘Wallabies’ and ‘Kangaroos’ in 1909. Facing reprisals from rugby union for playing in this non-sanctioned series, Mandible switched codes in 1910 to play rugby league with the Eastern Suburbs club. He played just two matches for Easts, scoring one try.
- "Scrum.com player profile of Edward Mandible". Scrum.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
- National Museum of Australia Annual Report 2004-2005: Material approved by Council for inclusion in the NHC 1 July 2004 - 30 June 2005
- "NRL Stats - Eddie Mandible". NRL Stats. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
- The Daily News, Perth. Death Notice: 03/04/1936