Boxer Russell

1884-1957

Charles (Boxer) Russell, from NSW, was a high-scoring winger with the First Wallabies, but he did not score in the Olympic match. He played five rugby union tests for Australia before eventually converting to rugby league. He played for Newtown and Balmain and became a dual rugby international.

Team: P Carmichael, C Russell, J Hickey, FB Smith, D Carroll, C McKivat, A McCabe, T Richards, M McArthur, R Craig, S Middleton, P McCue, C McMurtrie, T Griffin, J Barnett

Australia 32 (7 tries, 4 conversions, 1 penalty) d GBR (Cornwall) 3 (1 try) 

Olympic Results

London 1908 - Summer Olympic Games

Rugby Union - Men
Final GBR 32-3 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 2

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