Charles Herbert "Jeff" McMurtrie (1 May 1881 – 9 August 1951) was a pioneer Australian rugby union and rugby league footballer who represented his country at both sports. He competed in rugby union at the 1908 Summer Olympics and was an early dual-code rugby international.
|Full name||Charles Herbert McMurtrie|
|Born||1 May 1881|
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||9 August 1951 (aged 70)|
Carlton, New South Wales, Australia
Source: Yesterday's Hero
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's Rugby union|
|1908 London||Team competition|
On his return to Australia he joined the fledgling code of rugby league along with a number of his Olympic teammates. He was selected in 1911 for the 2nd Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and played in 7 tour matches scoring 3 tries. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 81.
Along with Peter Burge and Bob Stuart, McMurtie made his international league debut in a tour match in 1911 but did not play in any Tests. Collectively they were Australia's 17th to 19th dual code rugby internationals.
- ARL Annual Report 2005
- Andrews, Malcolm (2006) The ABC of Rugby League, Austn Broadcasting Corpn, Sydney
- Whiticker, Alan & Hudson, Glen (2006) The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Gavin Allen Publishing, Sydney