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Former Wallaby fullback Terry Curley dies

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Former Wallabies fullback Terence 'Terry' Curley has died, aged 78.

Curley made his rugby union debut for Australia as an 18-year-old in 1957 and went on to earn 11 Test caps, before retiring at the age of 20.

President of the Australian Rugby Union, John Coolican, paid tribute to Curley, who died on Monday.

"There are very few players who can lay claim to having made their international Test debut at 18 years of age. For Terry to have been granted such a momentous honour at such a young age shows how impressive he was on the field," Coolican said.

"He will be remembered as a tremendously talented player who was unfailingly committed to doing his very best for his country while wearing the gold jersey.

"Off the field, he was a man who dedicated himself to his work and his community. As a teacher, his past success with the Wallabies helped him guide many young students through their rugby early careers."

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