Full name Lloyd Clive McDermott
Born November 11, 1939, Eidsvold, Qld
Current age 74 years 255 days
Major teams Australia
|Test debut||Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, May 26, 1962 match details|
|Last Test||Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jun 4, 1962 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list|
In 1962 McDermott became the first Aboriginal player to turn out for the Wallabies, playing two Tests against the All Blacks in Brisbane and Sydney. In 1963 Australia were slated to tour South Africa, a trip that McDermott declared himself unavailable for due to Apartheid. Instead, he crossed codes to play rugby league. Following his retirement he became a barrister and later founded the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Trust.