Paul McCabe

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Paul McCabe
Personal information
Full name Paul Dominic McCabe
Born (1959-08-04) 4 August 1959 (age 59)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Position Second-row

Years Team Pld T G FG P
Norths (Brisbane)
1979 North Sydney 13 0 0 0 0
1980–81 Easts (Sydney) 31 8 0 0 24
1982–85 Manly-Warringah 64 14 0 0 47
1986 Balmain Tigers 8 0 0 0 0
Total 116 22 0 0 71
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981 New South Wales 2 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Queensland 5 0 0 0 0
1981–83 Australia 6 2 0 0 6
Source: [1]

Paul McCabe (born 4 August 1959 in Toowoomba, Queensland) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 1980s. He played for several clubs as well as representing Queensland in State of Origin series. McCabe was also a member of the 1982 "Invincibles" Kangaroos side, playing in the third Test against Great Britain. His older brother John was also a Queensland representative player in the 1970s who played for the Valley's in the BRL.

In 1981, McCabe was selected to play for both New South Wales and Queensland. He played the first two games of the series for the Blues and the third game, selected on state of origin rules, for the Maroons.

McCabe played for the North Sydney Bears, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Manly Sea Eagles and Balmain Tigers before returning to Queensland. He is one of six players to ever represent NSW and QLD in the same origin series, He also represented Sydney City Firsts and Brisbane, McCabe also played origin in 1983 and 1985, but wasn't able to play in 1984 due to injury. He now is a father of 3, Jacob McCabe(1991) Jessica McCabe(1992) and Emily McCabe(1995).


  1. ^ RLP

External links[edit]

  • Paul McCabe at[permanent dead link]
  • Paul McCabe at the Rugby League Project
  • Queensland representatives at
  • "Star Spot". Rugby League Week. Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Modern Magazines (30 July 1981): pg 9. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  • Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson (1995). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players (with Queensland Section). Smithfield, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 310. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1.