Wally McArthur, one of the first Aboriginals to play RL in this country has died in Australia. Wally played with Rochdale Hornets in the 50s. I might have seen him at the Athletic grounds but at about 5/6 years of age I wouldn't have remembered him.
He could have run for Australia in the Olympics the bloke he beat in the qualifier his father picked the team so Wally didn't run. So he was Rugby Leagues gain. I think he signed for Blackpool after he left Hornets.