/ Rugby

Former Aussie captain John Hipwell passes away

Updated: Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 10:15 | Comments

Former Australia captain John Hipwell has passed away, aged 65
Former Australia captain John Hipwell has passed away, aged 65

Former Australia captain John Hipwell, who played 36 tests for the Wallabies, has died at the age of 65.

"The Australian Rugby community is mourning the sudden death of former Wallaby captain and Hall of Famer John Hipwell," the Australian Rugby Union said on Twitter.

Former Wallabies teammate and ARU official Geoff Shaw paid tribute to the former halfback, who captained Australia in nine tests.

"John Hipwell was a Wallaby captain, a great bloke and a very close friend of ours," Shaw said in a statement.

"He played for a very long time and made a lot of friends. He will be missed."

User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use
Live!
Powered by NewsWhip