Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Panel Picks union,COs First Crop of Invincibles

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Panel Picks union,COs First Crop of Invincibles

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RUGBY UNION: Australian rugby got its first group of C[pounds sterling]InvinciblesC[yen] yesterday when Colin Windon, Mark Ella, Ken Catchpole and David Campese were inducted at a ceremony in Sydney.

The recognition is limited to players who have been retired from the game for at least five years, and open to all players since the Second World War.

The quartet was chosen by a 12-man selection panel that included long-time rugby journalists and commentators, former Wallabies coaches Alan Jones, Bob Dwyer and Rod Macqueen and ex-captains Andrew Slack and Sir Nicholas Shehadie.

Organisers hope the award, the creation of Inside Rugby magazine, becomes as recognised as rugby leagueCOs Immortals.

Windon played 20 Tests between 1946-52, the centre/back-rower famously scoring a try in each of three Tests against the Maoris and then two against New Zealand in 1949. He was named by New Zealand Rugby Almanac as one of the worldCOs top five players in 1946, and remained AustraliaCOs leading Test try-scorer, with 11, for more than 30 years, until his record was passed by Brendan Moon in the 1980s. …

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