General Rugby Leagues Memory Lane

playdaball

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They were not any different before origin. Actually the Sydney powerbrokers didn't even want SOO. The Winfield Cup was the center of the universe.

Not sure if I totally agree as the Kangaroo tours to England and France were rated very highly by RL people in AUST.
 
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bruce

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Not sure if I totally agree as the Kangaroo tours to England and France were rated very highly by RL people in AUST.
The Kangaroo tours were but not international matches in general. The actual name Kangaroo was only supposed to be somebody who had been on a tour to GB or played a test against them at home.
 

bruce

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In Bruce and JN's day they used to throw them out of the ambulance and run them over a few times on the way to Greenlane to make sure they're not just snowflakes calling a waambulance
I have to say the Zambucks (St John) volunteers were great guys.

They were unpaid and went to the games in their uniforms, with peaked cap, and gumboots. Sure they were not modern physios but I was always glad they were there.
 

john nick

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Not sure where to put this,should be of interest Bruce and Young Nick.
Rumour has it the man who was shot dead in Otahuhu the other day was Peter Rasmusson ex Otahuhu,and known as the minder of Mark Graham when he started out his senior football career.
Sadly I remember him. Didn't know him personally but played against him
 
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Dave Brough

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Sadly I remember him. Didn't know him personally but played against him
Played against him and Peter McNabb as schoolboys,them for Otahuhu and myself Ellerslie.We all went to Otahuhu college together ,and later on I played seniors for MtWellington against their Otahuhu team.
Source of this news were ex workmates of Peter from Auckland Meat processors where he had worked as a boss in the stockyards in his later years
 
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john nick

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Played against him and Peter McNabb as schoolboys,them for Otahuhu and myself Ellerslie.We all went to Otahuhu college together ,and later on I played seniors for MtWellington against their Otahuhu team.
Source of this news were ex workmates of Peter from Auckland Meat processors where he had worked as a boss in the stockyards in his later years
Thanks mate. I got to speak after games with Wally Green and of course Bunna and locked horns with Simon Yates regularly
 

Dave Brough

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Probably 1969
 

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bruce

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Not sure where to put this,should be of interest Bruce and Young Nick.
Rumour has it the man who was shot dead in Otahuhu the other day was Peter Rasmusson ex Otahuhu,and known as the minder of Mark Graham when he started out his senior football career.
Tragic news. I played against him. Good honest player.
 

bruce

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Probably 1969
That must have been 1971 or earlier. Eddie Heatley got signed by the North Sydney after they thrashed the Kangaroos 24-3 at Carlaw...50 years ago.
Peter Gurnick was another good player
Peter Gurnick was absolute class. Heyzeuss spare me if he was in the Warriors squad he would still be a rock star.
 

john nick

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That must have been 1971 or earlier. Eddie Heatley got signed by the North Sydney after they thrashed the Kangaroos 24-3 at Carlaw...50 years ago.

Peter Gurnick was absolute class. Heyzeuss spare me if he was in the Warriors squad he would still be a rock star.
Bit of a character also as I remember. Nick Wright was another. Could tell you some yarns about him
 
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Swanley

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I have to say the Zambucks (St John) volunteers were great guys.

They were unpaid and went to the games in their uniforms, with peaked cap, and gumboots. Sure they were not modern physios but I was always glad they were there.
yuup, always saw one at Carlaw park, known as "benny hill" in our household, looked exactly like him.
 
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playdaball

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