Great post, he was a character for sure.Another one for the RIP thread, St Helens Roy Haggerty, same age as me so too young
Not the most talented player I've ever seen, but the in the bracket of 'slightly unhinged 100% trier' that all fans love.
I remember my Dad telling me it was war with football boots, he also made the comment thathttps://twitter.com/millsjim44/status/991522114388807681
Back in 1997 during those Superleague matches, Steve Rogers was interviewed on Sky with Watson and Tommy Bishop before a St Helens v Cronulla game. He said the level of violence during that 1973 game was a real eye opener for him. Watson just grinned
"A punch on the nose never hurt anyone."
Sorry I missed this post. Cliff was a genuine legend of the game. Sam Burgess might have been better in the gym, but Watson was a better player. The infamous punch up against Malcolm Reilly at Brookvale was one of the best. Back in those days the Poms were the toughest forwards in the game.Former Gt Britain and Cronulla forward Cliff Watson passed away today. One of the real hard men of his era. If you get the opportunity to look at the 1973 GF Cliff was front and center in the stoushes
In 1958, Hadfield swallowed his tongue during a club game and almost died, and spent three days in hospital. At one point he scored tries in nine consecutive tests, and another great moment came as part of a below-strength Kiwis team which won the first test on a British tour, although they lost the next two.
You will think of something...maybe great players and memories of yesteryear.Anyone have a new thread name we can call this thread???