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Steve Prescott

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#41 Red Willow

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:43 PM

Truly great man, and a huge loss to the RL family.


RIP Steve

#42 Mrs Faithful

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:48 PM

R.I.P Steve what a brave courages bloke you was, a true legend.

My deepest heartfelt sympathies goes out to steve's family & friends.


May the angels take good care of you steve


#43 Northern Sol

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

Terrible news.

#44 Dave T

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

But a minutes silence was requested.

dont really think this is something to complain about. The silence followed by applause was a moving tribute.

#45 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

Absolutely gutted.

Great player, fine fullback and a phenomenal human.

Gave a master class in how to carry yourself through adversity with humility, dignity and courage.

Will be sadly missed.

There is no better way of summing up the kind of person steve Prescott was: thankyou.

Steve simply must be commemorated in perpetuity in rugby league in some significant way
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#46 ParraEelsNRL

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

RIP, all the best to family and friends.

#47 dkw

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

But a minutes silence was requested.

I'm not getting into it with you.

#48 SirRadlinski

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

RIP Steve, a truly inspirational man. I hope the rugby league community continues to raise money in your name to continue the amazing work you started


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them”  william Shakespeare. RIP Steve

#50 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:07 PM

Awful news. RIP Steve. 

#51 League Express

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

Rugby Football League official statement on the death of Steve Prescott MBE


Rugby League mourns Steve Prescott MBE


The RFL has sent its condolences to the family of Steve Prescott MBE, who has died after a long illness.

Steve, who was capped by both England and Ireland at international level and had successful spells with St Helens and Hull FC, passed away in hospital earlier today. He was 39.

RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: "It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of Steve Prescott. Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time.

"The word 'hero' is overused in sport but Steve was just that: a role model for every young Rugby League player during his distinguished playing career and an absolute inspiration to all of us off the field.

"Throughout his long illness Steve was never anything other than dignified, noble and brave, not least during his fantastic charity work through the Steve Prescott Foundation which raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes, including the Rugby League Benevolent Fund.

"Steve touched on the lives of a great many people and enriched both Rugby League and the whole of sport with his engaging personality, unselfish efforts and his stoicism in the face of such an aggressive and cruel illness.

“We are all very fortunate to have been associated with Steve. He is going to be much missed.”

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#52 Bearman

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:34 PM

If anyone deserves to be remembered its Steve. Rename the Harry Sunderland Trophy for him

Edited by bearman, 09 November 2013 - 03:35 PM.

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#53 silverback

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

r.i.p. respect.

#54 1976PMJwires

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:49 PM


39 years young, his achievements as a player good,his charity work amazing !!

Thoughts with family and friends

#55 amm

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:53 PM

Taught us all to never give up


A gentleman, an inspiration, a true RL legend


My heart goes out to his family and friends

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#56 westhuller

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:53 PM

Terrible news RIP Steve , my thoughts are with his family and friends.

#57 WearyRhino

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

I'd been out since mid-morning and came home, swicthed on the TV for today's game and only then became aware that Steve had died. I choked back tears but the crowds spontaneous burst into applause plunged me into floods of tears!

A man who has won the hearts of many with his courage, good humour and generosity in the face of adversity. A great Rugby League player and a tremendous human being.

#58 scrumhalf

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

rip steve prescott a man who never gave up

#59 Banbury Wolf

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:17 PM

True modern day hero. Condoleances to Steve's family and friends.


I'm sure Steve was in the minds of the England and Fiji teams when they got together in their 'prayer huddle' at the end of the match today.

#60 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:22 PM

Missed the anthems, the Fiji prayer and the minutes silence because I was stuck in traffic :(
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