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Rhoda McDonald

show_image.php?id=36836Playing Career: 1901
Debut: Round 6, 1901 v Melbourne aged 23 years and 33 days old
Carlton Player No.: 110
Games: 4
Goals: 1
Last game: Round 9, 1901 v Collingwood aged 23 years and 54 days old
Height: 180cm (5ft 11 ins)
Weight: 81kgs (12st 10lb)
DOB: April 29, 1878

The unusual first name of Rhoda sets this player apart - he is the only Rhoda in our history he was actually born as Robert Ernest, but was known as Rhoda.

McDonald the player had earlier played with Collingwood in 1897, taking on Carlton in Round 7, 1897. McDonald managed 9 games and 4 goals for the Magpies in his only season with the Magpies. Then, some 4 years later, McDonald played a season with Carlton and managed 4 games, but unlike fellow 1901 debutante George McGann, McDonald managed to kick a goal for the Blues.

McDonald also played for South Adelaide and Collingwood Juniors.

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