Three men who are amongst the oldest of Australia’s former international sports players were guests at the Ettalong Bowling Club last week for the Woy Woy Rugby Club’s Sports Trivia Day.
Eric Tweedale, who at 98, is the oldest living Australian test rugby player, played his first test match for Australia in 1946.
He went on to become part of one of the most famous touring teams, the 1947-48 Wallabies, who did not have their line crossed in internationals against Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England.
Former Wallaby Jimmy Phipps, now 88, also attended the trivia day along with Ken Archer, the oldest living Australian test cricketer.
Ken Archer, also in his 90’s, was an opening batsman for Australia, playing five tests between 1950 and 1952 against England and the West Indies.
The trivia day was organized by Woy Woy Rugby Club patrons Mr Peter Fenton and Mr Ken Dixon.
The day raised more than $4000 for farmers battling the drought conditions in rural NSW.
The club will present the funds at a barbeque event to be held in Wellington next week.
Media release, 9 Oct 2019
Peter Fenton, Woy Woy Rugby Union