Gary Sullivan (rugby league)

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Gary Sullivan
Personal information
Born (1947-10-18) 18 October 1947 (age 72)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1966–69Kurri Kurri
1970–75 Newtown 107130039
Total107130039
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1970–72 Australia 72006
1972–73 New South Wales 31003
1973 City NSW 10000
Source: [1] [2] [3]

Gary Sullivan is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative forward, he played club football in the New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership for Newtown.

After playing for Kurri Kurri, Sullivan moved to Sydney to play in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership for Newtown in 1970. After only six first-grade games he was selected for Australia's victorious 1970 World Cup squad at lock. Following Ron Coote's decision to stand down from representative football in 1972, Sullivan made his New South Wales début before being selected in two Tests against New Zealand. [4] He scored two tries in Australia's 36-11 win at the SCG before playing in the Second Test in Brisbane. At the end of the year Sullivan was selected for Australia's 1972 World Cup campaign. He was selected to play at lock forward in the tournament final against Great Britain which was drawn at 10-10.

Sullivan later played in the Newcastle Rugby League in the late 1970s.

In 2010 he was named at lock forward in Kurri Rugby League Club's team of the century. [5]

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