Shout out to the Hon. Michael Cleary AO

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Shout out to the Hon. Michael Cleary AO

2GB Radio gave a shout out and "hello" this morning to Randwick Rugby Wallaby Michael Cleary.

Michael Arthur Cleary AO (born 30 April 1940) is an Australian former rugby union and rugby league and footballer of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and politician. In 1959 he joined the Randwick DRUFC and he played in the Club's 1960 winning first-grade premiership side. He was selected in the Australian national side for all three Tests of the 1961 series against Fiji and made further Wallaby appearances against France and against the Springboks on the 1961 tour of South Africa. Appearing in 6 Tests as a Wallaby Michael also represented Australia as a Kangaroo in 8 Tests from 1962. After leaving rugby union and during his first year of rugby league with the South Sydney Rabbitohs he maintained his amateur status to enable his selection for the Commonwealth Games later that year. He represented Australia in Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, collecting the Bronze Medal for the 100 yard sprint. His national representation in athletics makes him one of only four Australians who have represented their country at full international level in three different sports.

The Hon. Mike Cleary AO
Michael Cleary.jpg
Birth name Michael Arthur Cleary
Date of birth 30 April 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Randwick, New South Wales
School Waverley College 1947–58
Occupation(s) Politician
Rugby league career
Position(s) Winger
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1962–70
1971 South Sydney Rabbitohs
Eastern Suburbs 140
13 (266)
(15)
State of Origin
Years Team Apps (Points)
1962–69 NSW 11 (39)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1962–69 Australia 8 (15)
Rugby union career
Position(s) wing[1]
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1959–60 Randwick DRUFC
New Souh Wales ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1961[1] Wallabies 6[1] (12)[1]
Medal record[hide]
Men's athletics
Representing Australia
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Perth 100 yards

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