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Tony Miller (rugby union)

Tony Miller
Birth nameAnthony Robert Miller
Date of birth (1929-04-28) 28 April 1929 (age 91)
Place of birthManly
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Manly RUFC ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
NSW 100 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1952 - 1967 AUS 41

Tony Miller MBE, (1929–88) was an Australian rugby union footballer and coach, A state and national representative second-row forward, he played forty-one Test matches for Australia in a representative career spanning sixteen seasons. His age at 38 years, 113 days at the time of his last Wallaby appearance stands as the Australian Test record for the oldest player. His club career spanned an extraordinary twenty-three years.[1][2] He is an inductee to the Australian Rugby Union Hall of Fame.

Miller was born in Manly, New South Wales). His club rugby career was played with the Manly Rugby Club in Sydney. His international debut for Australia was against Fiji in 1952. His Test appearance against Scotland on the 1966–67 Australia rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and France marked an Australian Test cap record at that time, of thirty-seven career appearances. After his long playing career ended he coached at the Manly club for four years before commencing a long coaching association with the Warringah Rugby Club.

Published references

  • Howell, Max (2005) Born to Lead - Wallaby Test Captains, Celebrity Books, Auckland NZ
  • Zavos, Spiro (2000) The Golden Wallabies, Penguin, Victoria

Footnotes

  1. ^ [mosmanis.info]
  2. ^ Mosman Sporting Hall of Fame