John Carroll (rugby player)

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John Carroll
Full name John Hugh Carroll
Date of birth 20 March 1934
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of death 30 March 1998(1998-03-30) (aged 64)
Place of death Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
School Newington College
Occupation(s) Stock Broker/Copra Plantation Manager
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Second Row
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1958-1959  Australia 8

John Hugh Carroll (20 March 1934 – 30 March 1998)[1] was an Australian Rugby Union player who represented the Wallabies eight times.[2]

Early life[edit]

Carroll was born in Sydney and attended Newington College (1946–1949).[3] He played in the juniors at Mosman before joining the Norths in the second row.[2]

Representative career[edit]

At the age of twenty four Carroll played in his first test match in New Zealand against the New Zealand Māori rugby union team. He retired from representative rugby due to a knee injury.[2]

Business life[edit]

Carroll operated a copra plantation in Papua New Guinea during the 1960s and 1970s.[2]


  1. ^ Wallabies Profile Page Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Australian Rugby - The Game and the Players (Jack Pollard Syd, 1994) pp 97: Carroll, John Hugh (1934 - 1998)
  3. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp30