Jack Holland

Biography of Jack Holland

Jack Holland was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and 50s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative forward, he played his club football in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership for the St. George club.

Born in Sydney on Saturday, 19 August 1922, Holland served in the Army during World War II. Commencing his first-grade NSWRFL Premiership playing career with St. George in 1947, he was selected to represent New South Wales in 1948. In 1948 Holland was also first selected for the Australian national team, becoming Kangaroo No. 252. He also went on the 1948-49 Kangaroo tour. At the end of the 1949 NSWRFL season, Holland played for St. George at prop forward in their grand final victory against South Sydney. During the 1951 French rugby league tour of Australia and New Zealand, Holland was selected to play for the Sydney representative rugby league team that drew with the Les Chanticleers. The 1952 NSWRFL season was the last to feature Holland.

Holland died in 1994, aged 71.

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