Geoffrey Didier AM

Geoffrey was born in 1959 and started playing rugby union at the age of eight. In 1978, Didier started his club rugby career with Royals and won the Blenn McInnes trophy for the “most promising junior graduating to club rank”.

Ten years later, with the added experience of over 50 games representing the ACT and a decade of first grade rugby with Royals, Didier was selected in the Australian Barbarians after playing with a combined ACT and NSW country team in 1984 and 1985.

At the tender age of 31 Didier was finally picked for the Australian Wallabies and toured New Zealand in 1990. He also toured Europe in 1990 with the Emerging Wallabies, a team regarded as up and coming potential Wallabies.

The Duke played 21 years in first grade for a total of 440 matches and was a crucial member of the successful Royals teams of the 80s and 90s which competed in no less than 16 ACT Rugby Union Grand Finals. He also managed to play Super 12 games with the Brumbies and a total of 96 matches for the ACT as well as a number of Internationals.

 

RUGBY UNION

Born: 10 August 1959

Inducted: 2000

 

Full Member