Rugby league legend who was such an enormous of the sport he is featured on the NRL trophy dies aged 88 – throwing the code into mourning
- Rugby league immortal Norm Provan died aged 88 following dementia battle
- St George Dragons and Take a look at legend gained 10 premierships in Nineteen Fifties and 60s
- Iconic picture of him and Arthur Summons after 1963 grand last on NRL trophy
The NRL is mourning the dying of rugby league immortal Norm Provan.
The St George Dragons legend died on Wednesday night time, aged 88 following a battle with dementia.
Born within the NSW Riverina area, the second-rower generally known as ‘Sticks’ performed 256 video games for Dragons between 1951 and 1965 and gained 10 premierships throughout the membership’s golden period 1956-1966.
He represented Australia on 14 events and is thought to be one of many most interesting gamers of the twentieth century.
Rugby league immortal Norm Provan (pictured with daughter Susan) has died aged 88 following a battle with dementia
Provan options in one of many recreation’s most iconic pictures, embracing Arthur Summons within the mud on the SCG following the 1963 grand last.
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Provanretired in 1965 and later coached the Dragons, Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks.
He was named Australian rugby league’s group of the century in 2008 and have become the thirteenth immortal of the sport in 2018.
The loss comes lower than 18 months after the dying of Summons in Could final yr, aged 84.
The rugby league world has additionally mourned the deaths of fellow greats of the sport Bob Fulton and Tommy Raudonikis in 2021.
The sporting world is mourning the lack of Norm Provan (proper). He is pictured with Arthur Summons (left), whom he seems with on the NRL premiership trophy
Former gamers of the sport have led the outpouring of tributes.
‘I met Norm in 2003 on the Sunshine Coast & you wouldn’t meet a more true gentleman,’ former Dragon NRL star Ashton Simms posted.
‘I’ll always remember shaking your hand & to this present day, it’s the largest hand I’ve ever shaken!! Shall be missed.
Extra to return.