Vale Paul Quinn

The NSWRL would like to send its condolences to the family of former Newtown, Australian and NSW representative Paul Quinn, who sadly passed away last Friday after a long battle with illness.

Quinn, who captained Newtown during the 1960s, achieved many representative selection honours, as he became the first player selected to represent Australia while playing in the Group 7 competition.

Having played with the Gerringong club, he made a Southern Division representative team, which played Great Britain in 1962.

In 1963, he gained selection for NSW Country and NSW, and then won Test selection for Australia against both New Zealand and South Africa.

Subsequently and significantly, he was selected in the 1963 Kangaroos squad which toured Great Britain and France.


He played in Tests against Great Britain and France on that tour, including the famous Second Test against Great Britain at Swinton, where Australia clinched The Ashes in Britain for the first time.

“From all of us here at the NSWRL, we would like to send our deepest sympathies to Paul’s family and many friends,” NSWRL CEO David Trodden said.

“A member of Newtown’s Team of the Century, Paul was a wonderful payer who achieved so much in the game.

“Paul will be sorely missed both by the Newtown faithful and all those he met in the wider rugby league community.”