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Arthur McCabe

Full name: Arthur John Michael McCabe
Nickname(s): Mackker
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Born: June 23, 1887 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Died: July 30, 1924 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: Eastern Suburbs Rugby Football Club
Country: ANZ Australasia
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Arthur McCabe was a fly-half who was chosen for the Wallabies squad that toured the British Isles and France in 1908-09. He played in the 1908 London Olympic, helping Australia win the gold medal. He played in 12 of the 38 matches on the tour, scoring 16 tries. On return to Australia, McCabe turned to professional rugby league, as did several of his teammates. He played for South Sydney Rabbitohs from 1910-14 but never succeeded in becoming a dual-code rugby international, although he played professionally in matches for New South Wales. McCabe died of a heart attack at only 36 years of age.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Rugby Men's Rugby Australasia ANZ 1 Gold

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1908 Summer 20 London Rugby Australasia ANZ Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-10-26 ANZ 32, Cornwall 3 Halfback 6 2 0 0 0
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