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Patrick Carew

Patrick James S. "Paddy" Carew (10 September 1875 31 March 1942) was an Australian rugby union national and state representative and a first-class cricketer.

Carew, a prop, was born in Pine Mountain, Queensland and claimed a total of four international rugby caps for Australia. All of those caps came in friendlies against Great Britain in 1899.[1] His debut game was against Great Britain, at Sydney, on 24 June 1899, the inaugural rugby Test match played by an Australian national representative side. He was one of only five Queenslanders selected in that first Test. Four weeks later he played in the second Test at Brisbane. His performance in that match was noted as excellent by the press.[2] He played in all four Tests of the series and made a Queensland state appearance against those same tourists in Brisbane in 1 July 1899.

At cricket he played as a right arm bowler and in five first-class matches with Queensland, between the 1899/00 and 1902/03 seasons, took nine wickets at 35.77.[3] His brother James also represented Queensland at cricket. Carew back row right in the inaugural Australian rugby union team, 1899 Carew appears back row 2nd from left,[4] after the 1 July Queensland match against the 1899 British Lions.[5]

Published references

  • Collection (1995) Gordon Bray presents The Spirit of Rugby, Harper Collins Publishers Sydney
  • Howell, Max (2005) Born to Lead - Wallaby Test Captains, Celebrity Books, Auckland NZ


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