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Jack Metcalf
Born (1919-05-16)16 May 1919
Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Died 6 November 2007(2007-11-06) (aged 88)
Kincumber, New South Wales, Australia

John 'Jack' Metcalf (1919-2007) was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s.[1]

Metcalf was a local rugby league footballer from Cessnock, New South Wales. He enlisted into the Australian Army in 1942[2] and was initially sent to Arncliffe in Sydney, and trialled with St. George in 1943. He played two seasons with the Saints before transferring to Balmain in 1945. He played with both clubs while juggling duties with the AIF. He retired after receiving a badly broken leg in game late in the 1946 season, which ruled him out of the Balmain premiership winning team of 1946.[3]

Melcalf died on 6 November 2007.[4]


  1. Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, 1995. ISBN 1875169571
  2. WW2 Nominal Roff AIF "John Metcalf"
  3. THE SUN (Sydney) 5/8/1946 "Forwards Two Fractures"
  4. Sydney Morning Herald (Death Notice) 9/11/2007

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