Vale John Hipwell OAM

ARU Media Release - The Australian Rugby community is in mourning following the sudden death of former Wallaby captain and Hall of Fame inductee John Hipwell OAM, who passed away on Monday at the age of 65. A remarkable scrumhalf known to his friends as ‘Hippy’, Hipwell achieved much both on and off the field and was considered one of the world’s best in his day. He played in 36 Tests and captained Australia in nine internationals and a further nine non-Test appearances. Following his playing career, he was bestowed the honour of the Order of Australia Medal in 1982 and inducted into the Wallabies Hall of Fame in 2006. Classic Wallabies program manager and former Wallabies teammate Geoff Shaw said Hipwell had made a significant impact over almost 20 years of representing Australia. “John Hipwell was a Wallaby captain, a great bloke and a very close f
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