Roger Gould

Biography

One of Queensland and Australia’s Wallabies all-time great fullbacks, Roger played 25 Tests from 1980-87 and 65 times for Queensland.

Roger played all over the world in a career highlighted by the unbeaten Grand Slam Tour of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland under Alan Jones, when he played in each of the Tests and mercurial five-eighth Mark Ella said of him: “Not only is Roger Gould the best punter of a ball in world rugby he is the best fullback I have ever seen. Roger is just dynamite.”

Roger made his debut for Queensland aged 20 in 1978, and also starred as Australia’s 1980 Bledisloe Cup win over New Zealand and finished his career against England in the 1987 World Cup. But for persistent injury woes, he may have had an even more profound impact.

Roger coached his junior club Wests in the Brisbane club competition, was a Queensland Reds assistant-coach in 2001-02, and had a short stint as a Wallabies selector and assistant coach under Eddie Jones in 2004-05.