New College Alumnus and Sport Superstar Enters the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame

Monday 6 August, 2012
by Jonathan Billingham
Alumnus Ewen McKenzie honoured for his contributions to Australian Rugby Union

On Friday June 8th at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 13 top Australian international sports stars of yesteryear were the star attractions at the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame charity lunch. This was held in aid of the UNSW Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship scheme. Former New Collegian, Wallaby great and now Super Rugby Championship winning coach, Ewen McKenzie, was one of two former students of the University inducted into the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame. During his career he played 51 tests for the Australian Wallabies (1990-1997), 37 caps for the NSW Waratahs and 37 caps for the ACT Brumbies. Since retirement McKenzie has coached the Waratahs, the Wallabies and he currently coaches the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby. McKenzie lived at New College from 1985-1987.