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Eric Tweedale

"from the day I was born I was meant to be a sports person"

Australian Rugby Legend Eric Tweedale played for the Wallabies

A front rower for the Wallabies, Eric Tweedale played rugby for Australia against the All Blacks and successfully toured the UK and France.

Born in Rochdale, a milling town in north England, Eric migrated to Australia as a child. When he was first approached to play rugby he knew nothing about the game. That changed quickly.

His natural talents saw him play for the Two Blues (Parramatta), NSW and then, after World War 2, the Australian Wallabies. It was a winning team and Eric talks about the style of game they liked to play.

Following his major contribution to Australian rugby, Eric was presented with an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and has a stadium named after him: The Eric Tweedale Stadium at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park.

But that’s only half the story. 100 year old Eric’s honest and heart warming tales of the women in his life culminates in an extraordinary 62 year reunion.

Age in Video
100 years
Date of Birth
5th May 1921
Place of Birth
Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
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