Wally O'Connell

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Wally O'Connell OAM (6 April 1923 – 28 June 2017) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He was a five-eighth for the Australian national team. He played in ten Tests between 1948 and 1951 as captain on one occasion. Wally's younger brother Barry also played first grade football for Easts and Manly. He was born in Paddington, New South Wales.[1]

O'Connell died on 28 June 2017 at the age of 94.[2]

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  1. "Australia's Oldest Living Test Captain". menofleague.com. Men of League. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Passing of Wally O'Connell". SeaEagles.com.au. 28 June 2017.[permanent dead link]