Sportsmen

Sportsmen

 Lachlan Renshaw (right), Olympian, Men's 800 metres heat, Australian Championships, Brisbane, 2008 (Life photo)

Lachlan Renshaw (right),
Olympian, Men’s 800 metres heat,
Australian Championships, Brisbane, 2008
(Life photo)

George Gipps Deas Thompson (1845-77; in College 1863), a founder of rugby in New South Wales.

Monte (Henry Montague) Faithfull (1848–1908; in College 1866-68, 1873-74), played rugby and cricket for NSW.

Percy Colquhoun (1866-1936; in College 1891), played rugby and tennis for NSW.

Harrie Dalrymple Wood, CMG (1869-1937; in College 1891), rugby union, played for NSW (full-back – “one of the finest players in that position the State has possessed”), and as an administrator led the post-War revival of the code. [Sydney Morning Herald, 30 July 1937]

Roger Barton (1875-1957; in College 1894), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (flanker).

Alfred White (1879-1962; in College 1898-1900), cricketer, played for NSW (right-hand batsman).

Granville Sharp (1878-1964; in College 1898-1903), tennis player, NSW singles and doubles champion, and member of the Australasian Davis Cup team 1909. [Australian Dictionary of Biography]

Johnnie (Arthur) Verge (1880-1915; in College 1899-1904, Senior Student 1904), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (half-back).

Frank Futter (1880-1941; in College 1900), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (centre).

Mick (Ernest) Waddy (1880-1959; in College 1902-04), cricketer (right-hand batsman, right-hand medium pace bowler), played for NSW and for Warwickshire against Australia (top-scored).

Cuthbert Verge (1882-1929; in College 1903-10, Senior Student 1908-10), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (full back).

Jerry (Garnet Vere) Portus (1883-1954; in College 1903-05), Rhodes Scholar, rugby union, played for England (five-eighth) [Australian Dictionary of Biography]

Robert Waley (1888-1939; in College 1906-08), rowed in the Men’s VIII, Stockholm Olympics (cox), 1912.

Alec Doyle (1888-1984; in College 1907-10), rower, reserve for the Men’s VIII, Stockholm Olympics [Australian Dictionary of Biography]

Leo Reynolds (1888-1957; in College 1908-11, Senior Student 1911), rugby union, NSW captain, played with the Wallabies (forward).

Hugh Ward (1887-1972; in College 1909-10), Rhodes Scholar, rowed in the Men’s VIII, Stockholm Olympics 1912.

Claude Tozer (1890–1920; in College 1909-13, Senior Student 1913), cricketer, played for NSW, selected to play England (right-hand batsman).

Jack Massie (1890-1966; in College 1910-13), rugby union (second-rower), selected to play NZ, cricketer (left-arm fast bowler), represented NSW, and amateur heavyweight boxing champion, NSW. Also University Medallist. “Banjo” Paterson said of him (in Happy Dispatches) that he was “strong and rugged as an iron bark tree … about six foot two in height [he was 6 ft 4 in], broad in proportion, and he must be all brains”. [Australian Dictionary of Biography]

Jim Phipps (1908-88; in College 1927-32, Senior Student 1930-32), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (hooker).

Max Lawrence (1911-97; in College 1928-3), rifleman, won of the three top scores at the Imperial Universities Rifle Match 1929.

Jika (Basil) Travers (1919-98; in College 1938-39), Rhodes Scholar, rugby union, played for England (flanker), and cricket, played first class cricket for Oxford University (right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler). [Wikipedia]

William Woodward (b 1920; in College 1939-40), Rhodes Scholar, rowed in the Men’s IV for Britain, London Olympics 1948.

Neville Emery (1924-91; in College 1948-50, Senior Student 1950), rugby union, played with the Wallabies; in England coached rugby (Whitehaven RLFC – a new team which he made highly competitive) and played county cricket (batsman, Whitehaven).

Mac (Norman McLaurin) Hughes (b 1932; in College 1953-56), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (flanker).

Ted Pain (1925-2000; in College 1955-57), rowed in the Helsinki Olympics, 1952 (bronze medal); afterwards judge of the NSW District Court.

Tony Abrahams (b 1944; in College 1964-65), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (lock).

Jim Roxburgh (b 1946; in College 1964-66), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (prop).

Mark Bethwaite (b 1948; in College 1968), sailed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, Munich and Montreal.

Michael Hawker (b 1959; in College 1978-82), rugby union, NSW captain, played with the Wallabies (fly-half).

David Dix (b 1967; in College1987-91), rugby union, played with the Wallabies.

Brian Power (b 1974; in College 1995-97), judo in the Atlanta Olympics, 1996.

Al Baxter (b 1977; in College 1996-98), rugby union, played with the Wallabies.

Al Gordon (b 1974; in College 2001), rowed in the Sydney Olympics, 2000.

Ed Cowan (b 1982; in College 2001-02), test cricketer (left-hand bat). [Wikipedia]

Tim Davidson (b 1982; in College 2002-03), rugby union, Western Force, Waratah (back rower).

Daniel Halangahu (b 1984; in College 2003), rugby union, played for NSW and for Australia A in the Pacific Nations Cup (five-eighths).

Luke Inman (b 1977; in College 2003-06), rugby union, Commonwealth Games rugby 7s.

Lachlan Renshaw (b 1987; in College 2006-07), athlete, Olympic Games Beijing 2008, World University Games 2009, and Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 (800 metres).

Mitch Inman (b 1988; in College 2008-09), rugby union, played for the Wallabies (centre or wing). [Wikipedia]

Cameron Girdlestone (b 1988; in College 2007-09), with Sasha Belogonaoff, rowed in Australia’s Men’s Quad Sculls 2016, and named Male Single Sculls Champion of Australia. Rowed in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Sasha Belonogoff (b 1990; in College 2009-10), with Cameron Girdlestone, rowed in Australia’s Men’s Quad Sculls 2016. Rowed in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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