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John Hipwell
Australia
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Full name John Noel Brian Hipwell
Born January 24, 1948, Newcastle, NSW
Died September 23, 2013, Ballina, NSW (aged 65 years 242 days)
Major teams Australia
Position Scrum-half

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1968-1982 36 35 1 14 4 0 0 0 0 11 23 2 33.33
Bledisloe Cup 1968-1978 8 7 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 18.75

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jun 15, 1968 match details
Last Test England v Australia at Twickenham, Jan 2, 1982 match details
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John Hipwell won 36 caps for the Wallabies and captained them in nine Tests. He made his debut for New South Wales Country in 1966 against the touring Lions side and took his Test bow in 1968 aged 20.

He started his tenure as Wallabies captain in 1973 against England and he called time on his career in 1981 aged 33. He was inducted to Australian Rugby Union's hall of fame in 2006 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Australian rugby mourns John Hipwell (Sep 24, 2013)
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Apr 20, 2009
Former Wallabies Matthew Burke, Jim Lenehan, Arthur Buchan, John Hipwell, John Thornett and Tim Horan
Former Wallabies Matthew Burke, Jim Lenehan, Arthur Buchan, John Hipwell, John Thornett and Tim Horan
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Apr 20, 2009
Former Wallabies Tim Horan, John Hipwell, Jim Lenehan, John Thornett and Arthur Buchan
Former Wallabies Tim Horan, John Hipwell, Jim Lenehan, John Thornett and Arthur Buchan
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Oct 4, 1975
John Hipwell fields questions in a press conference
John Hipwell fields questions in a press conference
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May 20, 1971
JPR Williams claims a high ball under pressure
JPR Williams claims a high ball under pressure
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