Bob Rush (Australian footballer)
Bob Rush in 1910
|Full name||Robert Thomas Rush|
|Date of birth||9 October 1880|
|Place of birth||Richmond, Victoria|
|Date of death||13 March 1975 94)(aged|
|Place of death||Northcote, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||CBC Parade|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1908.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
The son of Roger Robert Rush (1856-1941), and Mary Rush (1856-1943), née Berry, Robert Thomas Rush was born at Richmond, Victoria on 9 October 1880.
- William Leopold "Leo" Rush (1890–1983), who played with Melbourne in 1911, and with Richmond in 1912.
- Bryan Joseph Rush (1893–1982), played with Collingwood in 1913 and 1914.
- Gerald Vincent Rush (1895–1988), played with Richmond in 1920.
- Kevin Patrick Rush (1901–1984), played with Richmond in 1923 and 1924.
After retiring as a player, Rush continued to serve Collingwood in a variety of roles over the years, including committeeman, assistant secretary and treasurer. He eventually resigned from his last official position, that of committeeman, in mid-1950, as a consequence of the controversy that ensued over the appointment of Bervin Woods as coach of the First XVIII.
In 1930, Rush performed match day coaching duties to lead the club to its fourth consecutive premiership, filling in for Jock McHale who was ill – although, following a decision by AFL historians in 2014, McHale is now credited as Collingwood's sole coach in the game for the purposes of coaching statistics.
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- Deaths: Rush, The Argus, (Monday, 19 May 1941) p.4; Mr. Roger Robert Rush, The Advocate, (Thursday, 29 May 1941), p.24.
- Deaths: Rush, The Argus, (Thursday, 6 May 1943), p.2; Mrs. Mary Rush, The Advocate, (Thursday, 20 May 1943), p.18.
- Marriages: Rush—Berry, The Leader, (Saturday, 8 November 1879), p.28.
- Births: Rush, The Age, (Saturday, 16 October 1880), p.1.
- Marriages: Rush—Maguire, The Argus, (Saturday, 13 January 1912), p.13.
- Pearce, Linda (6 May 2001). "The Houliclan". The Age. p. 14. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
- Collingwood Tribute to R.T. Rush, The Age, (Thursday, 30 June 1949.
- Beames, Percy, "Collingwood Dispute: Committee Resigns, Election on June 28', The Age, (Wednesday, 24 May 1950), p.24.
- Spaull, R., "Bervin Woods - Five Days as Coach of Collingwood", Boyles Football Photos, 30 January 2015.
- Courtney Walsh (31 October 2014). "No fudge: AFL insists Mick Malthouse celebration will be by the numbers". The Australian. Melbourne, VIC. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- Bernard, J. & Mason, L., "R.T. Rush Trophy - the runner up", Collingwood Media, 9 October 2015.
- The Age, (Friday, 14 March 1975), p.22.
- Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0
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