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ALLAN MINETTSporting History About One Of Our Probus Club Members - Allan Minett

You may not be interested in sport but one of our members Allan Minett     has a wonderful sporting history, one of playing rugby union all with one club.....Parramatta Two Blues now called Western Sydney Two Blues.

Allan played rugby for Parramatta for 19 years as a front row forward having started playing in 1958 and graduating to First Grade in 1960 with his debut game against - Sydney University.

He played 343 games in all grades for the Club with 293 of these in First Grade, which is a Club record

Captained 151 First Grade games, a record that has only just recently been broken.

Allan has also represented Sydney, NSW and the Australian Barbarians, he played in the first Sydney team that was formed and played Ireland at the Sydney Sports Ground, May 1967 where Sydney won 30 to 8.

Also he one of a few Australian’s to have actually beaten the Australian Wallabies playing for NSW, they played them in 1963 after the Wallabies returned from a very successful South African Tour, the was score 20 to 18.

Allan retired in 1975 after being defeated by North Sydney 9-6 in the Grand Final. A legend of a football player, Ray Price, also played with Allan in his last game before he changed code to the Parra Eels.

It has been said by club historians that Allan's commitment to the Two Blues is unparalleled.

By coincidence Allan was born 12th February 1940 at Malvern Ave., Merrylands that street happens to run down to Eric Tweedale Stadium where Two Blues now play.


As well as Allan's strong commitment to the Club his dad Fred played in the 1940's.

Brother's John and Robert also played lower grades with would you believe Margaret's brother's David and Graeme in the lower grades, also with her older brother Dennis Rose, playing in First's with Allan, so guess how they met?

The history continues with both Allan and Margaret's sons Craig, Scott and son-in-law Greg each playing over 200 games for the club.

Three of their grandsons are all playing rugby but unfortunately except one is playing in other areas....

Not only did Allan play rugby for Parramatta Rugby he also worked and managed at the Parramatta Rugby Union Club for 42 years, from the day of it's opening to his retirement 6months before it's closure.

In his retirement he still helps down at the footy ground as Games Day Marshall.

To say Allan likes his Rugby is an understatement.

He is also a proud member of Holroyd Probus having joined in January 2020