Jim Phipps Interview

Gordon Bray interviews Wallaby #399 Jim Phipps to learn about his life on and off the field..

Born at Batavia, Java in Indonesia, Phipps was a superb centre-three quarter who dominated the Wallaby midfield in the mid-1950s. While he starred for Australia at outside centre, Phipps was an extremely valuable utility back, particularly when on tour. He was also a devastating tackler both at the line and in cover. At outside centre, Phipps had the stride and speed to take an outside break and provide the space an opportunity for his two great wingers Eddie Stapleton and Garth Jones..

Jim Phipps played 11 Tests for Australia in a four-year international career.