Paul Quinn (rugby league)

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Paul Quinn
Personal information
Born 1938
Died 19 June 2015
Canberra, Australia
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–63 Gerringong
1964–67 Newtown 65 4 0 0 12
1968 Nowra
Total 65 4 0 0 12
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1962–?? Southern Division
1963–68 Country NSW 3 0 0 0 0
1963–65 New South Wales 9 0 0 0 0
1963–65 Australia 7 0 0 0 0
1965 City NSW 1 0 0 0 0

Paul Quinn (1938 – 19 June 2015) was an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1960s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative forward, he played club football on the New South Wales South Coast as well in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership with Newtown.

Gerringong forward Quinn first played representative rugby league for Southern Division against a touring Great Britain side in 1962,[1] breaking into the Country NSW and New South Wales sides the following year. Also in 1963, he was first selected to represent Australia, becoming Kangaroo No. 384.[2] Quinn then toured with the 1963-64 Kangaroos, playing in the 'Swinton Massacre' which secured the Ashes for Australia in England for the first time. Upon his return to Australia, he signed with Sydney club Newtown, playing for the team for four seasons in the NSWRFL Premiership[3] and becoming captain. He played further Test matches in 1964 against France and also went on the 1965 tour of New Zealand.

Quinn returned to the South coast in 1968, playing for the Nowra club and also captaining Country NSW. After retiring he pursued a career as a sports journalist in Canberra.[4]

In 2008, the centenary of rugby league in Australia, Quinn was named on the bench in the Newtown Jets 'Team of the Century'.[5]

It was announced on the Newtown Jets Facebook page that Paul Quinn died at Canberra on 19 June 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Quinn". Gerringong Sporting Personalities. gerringong-gerroa.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Register". Kangaroos. Australian Rugby League. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paul Quinn". Yesterday's Hero. Smartpack International. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Whiticker, Alan. "Paul Quinn - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. 
  5. ^ "Team of the Century". newtownjets.com. Newtown Jets. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/newtownrlfc?ref=profile (20 June 2015)