Sad news I learned late yesterday with the passing of the former Yorkshire Post RL correspondent and all round good RL guy Ray Fletcher.
His reports of matches were the first ones I sought out as a teenager following RL in the late seventies in the days well before the worldwide coverage of the internet.
Not sure if he was born in Hull but he certainly went to the Boulevard School as a kid and was a lifelong Hull FC supporter.
Don't know if any of you will recall but Dave Woods gave him a mention during the commentary of the Hull v Wire cup semi final, saying Ray was very ill but would be thrilled with Hull FC's performance that day.
His passion for the game in general is highlighted in the following obituary.