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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:05 PM
The club were visited today by Pat Devery, once of Australia, Balmain and Huddersfield, now in his early 90s.
He was one of the players in the recent book by David Gronow "Three Fartown Aussies" and played for the club back in the late 40s and early 50s. He still holds the club record for most points in a season with 332. He is in both the Huddersfield and Balmain Halls of Fame.
Here's Big Eorl handing him his number 4 shirt...
And here's a link to more of his story on the Huddersfield RL Heritage site.
I believe he now lives in Portland, Oregon. Let's hope the Fartown and the Bulls can put on a good show for him at the weekend.
....while two leagues of 12 with an 8-8-8 split was viewed as a compromise, sponsors were not keen to be associated with the bottom 16 after the split.
Guggisberg said: “We changed to a league of 10 in 2003 because the second part of the championship didn’t work. It was very complicated for television and sponsors who didn’t want to be associated with any meaningless matches. It is much easier to have two separate divisions."
Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:06 AM
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:31 AM
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:17 PM
I heard a lot about what a cracking player he was and what a good bloke.
He, and the other Aussies at Fartown at the time, gave my dad and others advice/coaching on coaching RL, including running a session on a ChrIstmas Eve IIRC.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:06 PM
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