Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rugby a Relative Thing; McLean Family Has Links to Top

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rugby a Relative Thing; McLean Family Has Links to Top

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IF you can follow this you're doing well.

Ipswich Rangers colts captain Alex McLean is the son of club head coach Mike.

Fellow Rangers player David McLean is the son of Mike's brother Jeff, the former Wallaby winger.

James and Thomas Dwyer, winger and fullback of the club are nephews of Mike, Jeff and Paul, perhaps the most famous McLean Wallaby (there are seven of them dating back to 1904).

Club captain Daniel Trevorrow is also a nephew of Mike, Jeff and Paul, being the son of Donna Trevorrow, their sister, who was also once the Rangers club president.

Oh, and Rangers manager Barney Dwyer is James and Tom's dad.

It sounds confusing but what it means is that the McLean name and Rangers Rugby will always be linked.

"It make's selections interesting," Mike admitted.

"So far this year I haven't had to put the swords through any of them, other than sending my son back to Colts."

Paul is better known in club rugby for his time with Brisbane Brothers, where he won numerous premierships and set point scoring records.

However Mike revealed an interesting fact recently.

While still at school Paul did play for Rangers and in 1970 was named best back for the club's third grade side.

Alex also started young at Woodend. …

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