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Former Wallaby captain Allan dies aged 80

Former Wallaby captain Allan dies aged 80

Trevor Allan, who led the Australian rugby team on a 1947-48 tour of Britain and played 14 tests, died on the weekend at the age of 80, the Australian Rugby Union said Monday.
At the age of 21, the center became the second-youngest Wallaby skipper when he led the side in the sixth match of the 1947-48 tour. In 1949, he established a record of captaining Australia in 10 consecutive internationals.
Allan was later a commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
"There are certain characters who will always hold a special place in the game's history, and Trevor Allan was one of them," said ARU chief executive Gary Flowers.
A funeral service will be held Thursday. No other family details were released.


Updated : 2020-12-05 05:13 GMT+08:00