John Alexander Flett

  • 4Caps
  • 691Wallaby Number
  • 58Age
PositionWinger
Date Of Birth14 June 1963
Place Of BirthSydney
SchoolMelrose High School, Pearce ACT & Phillip College ACT
Other ClubsUniversity of NSW
ProvinceNSW
Debut Test Match1990 Wallabies v USA, Brisbane
Final Test Match1991 Wallabies v Western Samoa, Pontypool

Biography

A prolific try scorer, John Flett was a fleet of foot winger with a tremendous right foot step who enjoyed a brief career in international rugby. As a boy Flett predominantly played soccer during his time at both Melrose High School and Phillip College in Canberra. He did not play his first serious game of rugby until his mid-20s, with the University of New South Wales, before he joined the Randwick club in 1989.

His exhilarating speed and ability to find the tryline saw him win near-immediate selection for Sydney and early the following year Flett not only made his debut for New South Wales against Canterbury in Sydney but also played his first Test against the United States in Brisbane.

He was a member of Australia’s 1991 World Cup winning team and while Flett only played in one pool match during the tournament, he returned home as a World Champion.

Highlights

1990

Flett won his first Test cap as the starting left winger in the 67-9 defeat of the United States at Ballymore. He was chosen on the tour of New Zealand and played in each of the final two Tests.

1991

Flett was selected to his first Rugby World Cup and earned a single cap in the 9-3 pool game win over Western Samoa in Pontypool.

1992

Represented Australia at the Hong Kong 7s.

1993

Represented Australia at the Sevens Rugby World Cup in Edinburgh.

John Alexander Flett