Wally O’Connell was born on April 6, 1923 and died on June 28, 2017.
He was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
O’Connell was a five-eighth for the Australian national team.
O’Connell played in ten Tests between 1948 and 1951 as captain on one occasion.
His younger brother Barry also played first grade football for Easts and Manly.
He was Australia’s oldest living Test captain up until his death.
Wally O’Connell passed away at 94 years old.