Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer departs the east

Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer departs the east
Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer departs the east

Former World Cup winning Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer and wife Ruth have sold their Centennial Park bolthole.

The apartment fetched $703,000, easily above the suburb's $622,500 one bedroom apartment median price.

The Southern Highlands based couple had sought $720,000.

They have owned the Cook Road apartment for five years.

It was a bolthole when they visited Sydney, every few weeks from the Southern Highlands.

“We are coming to Sydney less and less, and we thought it was not really a good use of the money,” Dwyer said.

Dwyer, who coached Sydney club Randwick before becoming the Wallabies coach in the early 1980s, have been in the Highlands since 2002.

They downsized in 2014 when they sold Two Gates Farm, a 40-hectare property at Robertson.

They had bought it as land in 2002 for $865,000 then secured $4.7 million for the Richard Rowe-designed pavillion-style house that sat in Annie Wilkes-designed gardens. 

They spent many years living in the English countryside and were looking for a similar feel for their rural retreat.

The couple downsize to a three-bedroom house on 2,000 square metres in Bowral. 

Dwyer won the Rugby World Cup in 1991 against England at Twickenham.

Dwyer coached Australia in 74 Tests and in 144 matches overall, winning 99 of them. His 70 per cent strike rate makes him the most successful coach in Australian rugby history. 

Earlier this year Dwyer says he would be interested in joining a national coaching panel that Michael Cheika signalled he wanted to be established by the end of the year. 

Dwyer attended his first coaching education course at Hawkesbury Agricultural College in the mid-1970s.

After playing 347 matches as a backrower in Randwick's Myrtle Green, Dwyer went on to coach Randwick to six premierships.

This article was first published in the Daily Telegraph.

 

 

 
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