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On This Day: Churchill Captained the Kangaroos

On This Day in 1950, Clive Churchill became the second player from South Sydney to Captain Australia, leading the Kangaroos in the first test against Great Britain at the SCG.

While Australia lost the opening Test 6-4, they clinched the series in the third. It was his Captaincy of Australia that secured the Ashes for the first time in three decades. The Little Master had a way with breaking droughts as later that year the Rabbitohs won the Premiership - its first one in 18 years.

Churchill Captain-Coached the Kangaroos in 1952 and played a total of 37 Tests between 1948-1956.