Phil Carmichael, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Phil Carmichael

Australian rugby union player

Date of Birth: 25-Jan-1884

Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date of Death: 01-Sep-1973

Profession: rugby union player

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Phil Carmichael

  • Philip Patrick "Phil" Carmichael (25 January 1884 - September 1973) was a rugby union player who represented Australia.
  • He won a gold medal in rugby at the 1908 Summer Olympics.Carmichael, a centre, was born in Sandgate, Queensland and played his club rugby career was played in Queensland.
  • He claimed a total of 4 international rugby caps for Australia.
  • His debut game was against Great Britain, at Brisbane, on 23 July 1904.
  • He was selected in Australia's inaugural national rugby team to tour the northern hemisphere - Dr Paddy Moran's First Wallabies for the 1908-09 Australia rugby union tour of the British Isles and France. At the time the rugby tournament for the London Olympics game may not have appeared to be of great significance.
  • Australia had already beaten Cornwall, the British county champions early in the tour and Scotland, Ireland and France had all turned down the Rugby Football Union's invitation to participate in the Olympic bouts.
  • Neither the tour captain Moran, nor the vice-captain Fred Wood played, so Chris McKivat led the Wallabies to an easy 32-3 victory and to Olympic glory, in which Carmichael scored 11 points, then each Wallaby in that match were thereafter known as an Olympic gold medallist. Phil Carmichael played in both Tests of the tour - the 6-9 loss to Wales at Cardiff Arms Park which was the first test played by an Australian team on British soil as well as the Test against England in January 1909 at Rectory Field, Blackheath - a match won by Australia 9-3.

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