Vale Dr Kerry Larkin

by Reds Media Unit

The Queensland Rugby community is mourning the loss of Queensland Representative #665, Dr Kerry Larkin.


Born in Brisbane in 1936, Dr Larkin debuted for Queensland in 1955, and would go on to play 18 games and score four tries for his state over the next five years.

The versatile prop was educated at Anglican Church Grammar School, captaining the school’s First XV in 1953. 

Upon finishing high school, he began studying medicine at the University of Queensland, where he would feature heavily for the Rugby club in a career which spanned over 150 games across a number of positions in the forward pack. 

He was rewarded with selection for Australia in 1958, debuting at prop against the Maoris at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Dr Larkin was selected for the following Test against the Maoris in Melbourne, however was unable to partake in the ensuing tour to New Zealand due to his academic commitments and would not play another match for his country.

He is survived by his twin sisters Denise and Wendy, his children Nicola, Justine, Michael, Melissa, and his many Grandchildren.