Thomas Sweeney (rugby union)

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Thomas Sweeney
Birth name Thomas Leo Sweeney [1]
Date of birth c. 1929 [1]
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland [1]
Date of death (aged 87)
Rugby union career
National team(s)
1953 [1] Wallabies 1 [1] (3) [1]

Thomas Leo Sweeney (c. 1929 – 17 February 2017) was a rugby union player who represented Australia. [2]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 " player profile of Thomas Sweeney". Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  2. Rugby, Reds. "Vale Thomas Sweeney". Retrieved 28 February 2017.