The NSWRL is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Australia’s oldest Kangaroo, Terence 'Noel' White.
White, who passed away on June 20 at the age of 95, was the last surviving member of Australia’s 1946 team that played England for the Ashes in Australia. He played in the third Test which was won 20-7 by England.
White was a winger who was a noted speedster but he prided himself on his defence. He resisted offers from Newtown, Balmain and Easts to remain with his Newcastle club Kurri Kurri Bulldogs. He was later named in their Team of the Century having played in the 1945 Grand Final-winning team.
White also represented Country and NSW in 1945-46 before being chosen to play for Australia. He moved to Townsville in 1947 and represented Queensland in four interstate matches against NSW before a serious injury forced him into retirement.
The NSWRL would like to extend its condolences to his family and friends.