Where are they now?

Ted Baillieu

Club member, Ted Baillieu , is the new Premier of Victoria

Ted is an architect by profession and he designed our clubrooms. The ladies, who have to go downstairs to the toilet, can now blame the Premier of Victoria for their troubles.

He played 120 games for the club, scoring 15 tries from lock.

Ted also captained the 1973 Colts premiership team, represented Victoria and coached the 1982 Colt's side

He is a member of one of the more prominent families around Melbourne and he once hosted the Club at the family compound in Portsea; a very brave thing to do.

Also see below under Colts 1982

 

Michael O'Brien

All rugby followers are aware of the famous photograph taken at Twickenham during the England/France test of 1974.

Mike was the first person to streak at a sporting event and he started a phenomenon that has encircled the western world.

Newer club members may not be aware that Michael is a member of the Melbourne Rugby Club and has been for many years.

Michael was a hooker, who played 207 games from 1978

He is a stockbroker with Patersons Securities

A new photograph has been unearthed that shows our Michael running on the field, before he was apprehended by the gendarmerie.   If you look closely you will see that it was very cold that day.

 

Gerry Hueston

Gerry was appointed President of BP Australasia in September 1993, which is a pretty good achievement for a member of the front row club

Gerry played 100 games made up of 34 First Grade, 17 Second Grade, 18 Third Grade, 6 Fourth grade, 25 Social Grade and scored 26 tries

The idiot, behind Gerry, trying to get into the photo is not one of the Club's high flyers.

 

Angus Sampson

Angus has appeared in radio, theatre, films, and more recently in "Thank God Your Here" on Channel 10

He was a handy forward who played five First Grade, nineteen Second Grade and one infamous Third Grade between 1998 and 2002

In his last and only Third Grade match, he punched a Harlequin and was sent off. Normally, this would have been considered appropriate behavior. Unfortunately, Harlequins were short and he punched one of us, who was standing in for the opposition. We have not seen him since!

He was only a Pom, Angus; come back, all is forgiven!

 

Dave Fitter  

Dave was one of our colts in 1997

He left Melbourne to travel north in order to further his rugby career as a prop

He played senior club rugby for Sydney University and played super rugby for the Brumbies and the Force

Dave won two Wallaby caps against England and Wales in 2005

 

Tamaiti Horua

Tamatai was born in Nelson in the southern part of the Eastern Islands. However, he learnt his rugby in Melbourne under the watchful eye of his father Kingi

Tamaiti joined the Western Force from Japan, where he spent two seasons with the Toyota club.

Prior to that, the flanker was a regular at the Brumbies, having made his Super rugby debut against the Blues in 2002.

He played for the Australian U21s in 2001 and captained the team the following year, later representing Australia A in 2003 and 2005.

 

Colts 1982

Back Row: A.Stuart-Menteth, C.Taylor, J.Bott, R.Coe, K.Lester, H.Mosley, B.Cohen, E.Baillieu
Centre Row: P.Ryan, P.Dunphy, D.Manson, C.Schowatter
Front Row: C.Hewitt, J.Anghie, P.Buckley, N.Reid

Andy Stuart-Menteth is the proprietor of Sports Conscious in Brighton
Ted Baillieu (the hairy one on the top right) is the Premier of Victoria

 

Ken Stokes

Older club members would remember club legend Ken Stokes

Ken was a no nonsense, tough second rower who played with us in the seventies

Stokesy left the RAAF and went on to be a co-owner and managing director of Hunter Aerospace

Hunter Aerospace carry out the maintenance on the FA/18 fighter and were given the contract to build the Hawk Trainer.

Ken and his partners recently sold Hunter Aerospace to BAe Systems

He is now quite well off

 

Ralph Waters

And even older members will remember Ralph Waters.

Ralph was a speedy winger and also edited The Unicorn which was our club magazine in the early seventies

After leaving Melbourne, Ralph went on to become CEO of Email before it was taken over

He has recently retired as CEO of Fletcher Building and now amuses himself with his half dozen directorships

Ralph is not speaking at a meeting of one of his boards. He is singing a song he wrote many years ago, in collaboration with Rod McLeod, called "A Hairy Arse" and sung to the tune of "Aquarius."