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Date Inducted: 11 Dec 1991
Sport: Coach - Rugby Union
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Robert 'Bob' Dwyer AM - Coach - Rugby Union

Bob Dwyer was the man who, in 2002, lifted the Waratahs to their first ever Super 12 championship play-off. Dwyer has been enormously influential in world rugby for more than two decades.

As a coach, Dwyer has scaled the very heights in the game, highlighted by Australia's victory in only the second World Cup ever played - against England at Twickenham in 1991. He was in charge of the Wallabies for ten years - in 1982/83 and from 1988 to 1995.

Dwyer coached Australia in 74 Tests and in 144 matches overall, winning 99 of them. His strike rate (70%) makes him one of the most successful coaches in Australian rugby history.

In the second half of the 1990s, Dwyer coached with much success in France (with the Racing Club of Paris in 1995/96) and in the United Kingdom (with Leicester from 1996 to 1998 and Bristol from 1998 to 2000).

Inspiration: "Practice doesn't make perfect - only perfect practice makes perfect"

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