Ernest Currie

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Ernest Currie
Full name Ernest William Currie[1]
Date of birth (1875-04-09)9 April 1875[1][1]
Place of birth Dunedin [1]
Date of death 23 October 1932(1932-10-23) (aged 57)
Place of death Randwick, New South Wales
Rugby union career
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1899[1] Australia 1[1] (0)[1]

Ernest William Currie (born 9 April 1873 – 23 October 1932) was an Australian rugby union international and first-class cricketer.

Cricket career[edit]

Currie, who was born in Dunedin, represented Otago in six first-class cricket matches during the 1894/95 and 1893/94 New Zealand cricket seasons, as a wicket-keeper.[2]

After moving to Australia, he appeared in one further first-class match for Queensland, against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1899.

Rugby union career[edit]

Currie, a scrum-half, claimed one international rugby caps for Australia. His debut game was against Great Britain, at Brisbane, on 22 July 1899 the second ever Test match played by an Australian national side. His performance in that match was noted as excellent by the press.[3]

Currie shown front row 2nd from right,[4] after the 1 July Queensland match against the 1899 British Lions.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Scrum.com player profile of Ernest Currie". Scrum.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Ernest Currie". CricketArchive. 
  3. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL". Queanbeyan Age. 26 July 1899. p. 2. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "The BattleStained Queensland Team AS Photographed Immediately After The Match" (Photograph with caption.). The Queenslander. Brisbane, Australia. 8 July 1899. p. 73 S. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "International Football". The Queenslander. Brisbane, Australia. 8 July 1899. p. 73 S. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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