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John Cornes Vale

Former Queensland and Wallabies representative John Cornes, has sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer. 

Cornes played for Queensland and the Wallabies alongside current Australian Rugby Union President, David Crombie, between 1969 and 1972. 

Cornes represented the Wallabies on four occasions (one Test cap and three Non-Test caps), on a tour to Fiji and the country of his birth, New Zealand, in 1972. 

The tour to Fiji was the first occasion the Wallabies had played on Fijian soil. Cornes also represented Queensland Country in 1969, and was a proud member of the Teachers Rugby Club in Brisbane. 

Cornes was also a life member of the Goondiwindi Emus Rugby Club, and served the club as both a player and coach. 

After his playing days, Cornes returned to the country and his family property located in Augathella, approximately 600km North-West of Toowoomba. 

Funeral details will be released in due course. 

John Cornes

Full Name: John Reginald Cornes
Date of Birth:30/10/1947
Place of Birth: Cambridge, NZ
Date of Death:
School Attended: Christ's College, Christchurch, NZ
Wallaby Number:556
Test Cap: 1
Non-Test Cap: 3
Test Points: 0
Position Played: Halfback
State: Queensland (1969-72)
Clubs: Carterton (NZ), Teachers (Bris)
Tours: 1972 NZ

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