Paul Cross (rugby league)

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Paul Cross (Sydney) was a rugby league footballer who played in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership.

Club career[edit]

An East's junior, Paul Cross began his first grade career at Eastern Suburbs, playing two season with them in 1964 and 1965.

He joined the Balmain Tigers in 1966 and played in the losing grand final team of that year. He played eight seasons at the Balmian Tigers, although he had one year at Queanbeyan in 1968. He returned to Balmain in 1969 (although he was not selected to play in the winning 1969 Grand Final team) and stayed at the club until he retired in 1974.[1] He scored a club record 4 tries in a match against Canterbury-Bankstown in 1969.[2]

A flamboyant winger, Cross was the NSWRFL season 1971 top try-scorer with 18 tries.[3]

Paul Cross is the father of Sydney Roosters rugby league player Ryan Cross and Commonwealth Games athlete and three-time Australian shot put champion Clay Cross.


  1. ^ Alan Whiticker, Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. 2005
  2. ^ Alan Whitcker. Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players

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