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Arthur "Fatty" Edwards
30 Nov 2011
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“A lion-hearted half back for Valleys and the only Brisbane-born player to join the Kangaroos on tour of England 1929-30.”

Solidly-built Brisbane Valleys halfback took over the coveted role in the Queensland state team from the legendary Duncan Thompson in 1924 and made the position his own in the late 1920s. Edwards made his only Test appearance in the opening match of 1928’s Ashes series. Australia lost the match narrowly, 15-12, and Edwards was replaced by the great Eric Weissel for the remainder of the series. ‘Fatty’ Edwards toured England with the 1929-30 Kangaroos but played in just nine minor tour matches. He later ventured to Sydney where he had a season as captain-coach of Norths in 1933 but was forced to retire midway through the season. He later coached in Goulburn and Gympie before returning to Brisbane.

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