Marty Roebuck

Marty Roebuck (born 10 January 1965 in Lithgow, New South Wales[1]) is an Australian former rugby union footballer who represented New South Wales Waratahs and the Australian Wallabies as a fullback.

Early life and educationEdit

Roebuck was educated at St Stanislaus College, Bathurst; the University of Sydney's Cumberland (Faculty of Health Sciences) Campus, Lidcombe; and University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, Darlinghurst.

CareerEdit

Roebuck was a physiotherapist and played rugby in his spare time when the game was an amateur sport.

Since 2015, Roebuck had graduated as a medical doctor from the Notre Dame University in Sydney. He is currently continuing his medical profession as a general practitioner.

Sporting careerEdit

A Test regular from his debut in 1991 against Wales, in the 63–3 annihilation in which he scored two tries, Roebuck went on to win the 1991 Rugby World Cup with Australia. On the tour to Europe, he took kicking duties from Michael Lynagh who had been Australia's regular kicker since 1984.[2] In 1991, his Waratahs team went through the competition undefeated.

Roebuck's 23rd and final Test was against France on 6 November 1993, with the Wallabies winning 24–3. Roebuck scored all the points except for Tim Gavin's try.[3] He announced his retirement immediately after the game.[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Marty Roebuck player profile". Scrum.com. ESPN EMEA Ltd. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. ^ "An Evening with Rugby Legend Michael Lynagh". American Australian Association. 2 December 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Roebuck 'franc' about secret of his success". Agence France-Presse. 6 November 1993.
  4. ^ "Roebuck fires Aussie record win -- then quits". Agence France-Presse. 6 November 1993.
    * Brosse, Jean-Stephane (11 November 1993). "Rugby union - Australians end tour of France with victory". Reuters News.