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In the TV commentary yesterday, Dave Woods mentioned Keiron Cunningham;s statue at Saints (which, I'm guessing, will be at the new stadium).

That got me thinking about other RL-related statues. I know of a few, but how many are there?

I'll get the ball rolling

Dally Messenger - Sydney Football Stadium (there may also be one of Victor Trumper around the corner by the cricket ground as well - can't remember)

Wally Lewis (looking like he's wearing a big nappy) - Suncorp Stadium

Brian Bevan - that roundabout near the ground in Warrington

Any others?

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Keith Mumby in his later years as a Bradford player was statuesque.

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Keith Mumby in his later years as a Bradford player was statuesque.

:lol:

Worringly, he played for Sheffield after that as well!

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Just remembered Laurie Daley @ Canberra

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And I think Ray Price is getting one built at Parramatta.

Edited by ShotgunGold

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i read in the Y E P leeds are considering a statue of John Holmes when the southstand is rebuilt

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Found this old thread.whilst looking for a picture of the statue left in Tesco car park following the demolition of Central Park.

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Theres a statue in Dewsbury which commemorates the towns links with shoddy and Rugby

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Jack Harrison VC MC at KC - largely, if not completely, fan funded

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Theres a statue in Dewsbury which commemorates the towns links with shoddy and Rugby

to be followed up with a dame in a burkha!

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Who's the statue of outside the Hallywell Jones? It was on the BBC today.

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There's going to be a statue of Trinity legend Neil Fox at the new community stadium at newmarket, he's also been given freedom of the City.

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Theres a statue in Dewsbury which commemorates the towns links with shoddy and Rugby

But not, as some thought, shoddy rugby :P

Perhaps you could have a statue of Stevo. Proper Dewsbury legend.

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Who's the statue of outside the Hallywell Jones? It was on the BBC today.

Brian Bevan. The main stand at Wilderspool used to be named after him as well.

Watching the Roosters v Dragons game from the SCG on TV yesterday, they were unveiling a statue of Reg Gasnier. There's also a statue of Dally Messenger right outside the SFS.

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i read in the Y E P leeds are considering a statue of John Holmes when the southstand is rebuilt

they were thinking of ryan bailey but he kept running away................

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they were thinking of ryan bailey but he kept running away................

bet you wouldnt dare shouting those comments round the streets of stanningley.

he's on the lookout for thieves

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In the TV commentary yesterday, Dave Woods mentioned Keiron Cunningham;s statue at Saints (which, I'm guessing, will be at the new stadium).

That got me thinking about other RL-related statues. I know of a few, but how many are there?

I'll get the ball rolling

Dally Messenger - Sydney Football Stadium (there may also be one of Victor Trumper around the corner by the cricket ground as well - can't remember)

Wally Lewis (looking like he's wearing a big nappy) - Suncorp Stadium

Brian Bevan - that roundabout near the ground in Warrington

Any others?

just added reg gasnier on the weekend to the SCG.

parra stadium has ray price

canberra has either laurie daley or mal meninga, maybe both

newcastle is getting johns.

edit : trumper is there as a cricket i think not for his RL stuff

Edited by dallymessenger

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There is another ex rugby league player amongst those statues.Trevor Allan was a union great who went to rugby in the 1950's.

He signed for Leigh for 5,000 pounds and played for four years.He also represented Other Nationalities against England.He returned to Australia to play for North Sydney Bears and afer retiring was a commontater on both Rugby and union.

Ex Wallaby coach Rod MacQueen stated that Allan was easily the best centre in Rugby Union,yet despite Allan being honoured with a statue he is still to be honoured with induction to th Australian Rugby Union Hall of Fame.

I wonder why,any ideas anyone? :rolleyes:

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I know that Leeds are talking to a sculptor at moment about an actual moving one, one idea is of Ryan Bailey, where if anybody over 4ft 5" walks towards him, he does a Jacko moon walk backwards.

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