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ArthurDaley

Member Since 26 Nov 2008
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In Topic: Obituary Corner

Yesterday, 02:30 PM

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. 

 

RIP Wally

 

Wally+McA.jpg


In Topic: Wally MacArthur

Yesterday, 02:20 PM



Sad to hear about Wallys death, I might have seen him at the Athletic grounds, but being about 5/6 at the time I wouldn't have remembered him.
He could have run for Australia in the Olympics. He won the qualifier but the bloke he beat his father picked the
team so Wally didn't go. So he was RL gain. Think he signed for Blackpool when he left Hornets.
 

 

RIP Wally
Wally+McA.jpg