Vale Paul Quinn

The NRL is today mourning the loss of former Newtown, Australia and NSW representative Paul Quinn, who has passed away after a long illness.

Quinn, a hard-working front-rower, played for Newtown, NSW Country, NSW and Australia in the 1960s.

He was also the first player selected to represent Australia while playing in the Group 7 competition.

Having played with the Gerringong club, he made a Southern Division representative team which played Great Britain in 1962. In 1963, he gained selection for NSW Country and NSW, and then won Test selection for Australia against both New Zealand and South Africa.

Subsequently and significantly, he was selected in the 1963 Kangaroos squad which toured Great Britain and France.

He played in Tests against Great Britain and France on that tour, including the famous Second Test against Great Britain at Swinton, where Australia clinched The Ashes in Britain for the first time.

“Paul had a distinguished career as a player with Gerringong, Newtown and then through a number of representative outfits,” NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said.

“He played with the Bluebags from 1964 to 1967, and captained the club’s first-grade team for most of that period.

“He was a deserved member of Newtown’s Team of the Century.”

PAUL QUINN

Born: March 28, 1938, Gerringong, NSW 

CAREER OVERVIEW

                                                                                          Games        Trs        Gls        F/G       Pts

CLUB CAREER 1964-67

 

Newtown 1964-67

1964                                                                                           16            2             -             -            6

1965                                                                                           12            1             -             -            3

1966                                                                                           16            1             -             -            3

1967                                                                                           17             -             -             -            0

TOTAL                                                                                       61            4             -             -          12

 

REPRESENTATIVE CAREER 1962-65, 1969-70

 

CITY-COUNTRY 1962-65, 1969-70

Country Seconds 1962                                                             1             -             -             -            0

Country Firsts 1963, 1969-70                                                  4             -             -             -            0

City Seconds 1964                                                                    1             -             -             -            0

City Firsts 1965                                                                        1             -             -             -            0

TOTAL                                                                                       7             -             -             -            0

  

NEW SOUTH WALES 1963-65

v. Queensland 1963-65                                                            9            1             -             -            3

v. New Zealand 1963                                                                1             -             -             -            0

TOTAL                                                                                      10            1             -             -            3

  

AUSTRALIA 1963-65

Tests 1963-65                                                                         7             -             -             -            0

Tour matches 1963-65                                                            20            1             -             -            3

TOTAL                                                                                     27            1             -             -            3

 

GRAND TOTAL

All senior matches                                                                 105            6             -             -          18

Quinn played his junior football with Gerringong.

He represented Southern Division against Great Britain in 1962.

He toured with the Kangaroos in 1963-64 and was a member of the second Test team that made history as the first all-Australian team to win the Ashes on British soil.

Quinn made his premiership debut for Newtown v Manly at Brookvale Oval, 4/4/1964 (Rd 1).

He played for Nowra 1968 and Canberra 1969-71.