SOUTH Coast rugby league legend Paul Quinn has unfortunately passed away recently following his long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Quinn was the first player selected to represent Australia while playing in the Group 7 competition, back in 1963 while representing Gerringong.
The prop played for Gerringong from 1961 to 1963 before shifting to play for Newtown from 1964 to 1967, where he played 65 games for the Jets, in which he won the NSWRFL premiership.
Quinn then returned to play one season for Nowra in 1968.
During his career, he represented Country NSW three times, NSW nine times and Australia on seven occasions from 1963 to 1965.
He was also part of the 1964 tour of France and 1965 tour of New Zealand
He also played for Southern Division against a touring Great Britain side in 1962 and City NSW throughout his career.
In 2008, the centenary of rugby league in Australia, Quinn was named on the bench in the Newtown Jets team of the century.
Paul’s funeral will be held at 11am this Friday, June 26 at the Holy Trinity Church, Strangways Street, Curtin (Canberra).
Our sincere condolences are extended to Paul’s family.