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Reading another thread, reminded me of a long forgotten about Kevin Locke............someone who had the world at his feet and since disappeared into abyss. I googled what he was upto and apparently plays in the provincial league in NZ as has been the case for the past few years. He's only 30 years old.

So it made me think, along this theme, who are players who disappeared from the limelight and memory............ only to be reminded of at a later date?

T-Rex Tony Williams was another for me

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6 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

T-Rex Tony Williams was another for me

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/18/manly-revive-t-rex-again-with-cut-price-contract/


"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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16 minutes ago, Hela Wigmen said:

He played over 100 games at Canberra...

I never said he didn’t , but he must still have been relatively young when he went off the scene 

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I remember Nick Zisti who was a regular first grade player in the N.R.L. signing for Bradford. What a comedown,he looked like he had never seen a rugby ball before. I believe he vanished into Italian R.U. indeed I think he played International R.U. for the national team.

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1 hour ago, DavidM said:

I never said he didn’t , but he must still have been relatively young when he went off the scene 

Persistent injuries ended his career far too early. He was a very talented player.


"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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This is pretty normal in sport many players just fall by the wayside we have one in the non league football team that I am involved in (Step 5) 31 years old played for Leeds United another 27 who played for Cardiff City in the premier league now on 100 pounds a week with us.

 

It happens 

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8 hours ago, DoubleD said:

Reading another thread, reminded me of a long forgotten about Kevin Locke............someone who had the world at his feet and since disappeared into abyss. I googled what he was upto and apparently plays in the provincial league in NZ as has been the case for the past few years. He's only 30 years old.

https://www.allaboutnrl.com/2020/02/07/kevin-locke-signs-with-lower-grade-club/amp/

Sadly, his marriage seems to have ended in 2018: 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/14/chelsea-pitman-australia-netball-england-kevin-locke

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8 hours ago, Newguy said:

Leon Trotsky?

Failed a head injury assessment test 

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8 hours ago, Newguy said:

Leon Trotsky?

Terry O'Connor said he was brilliant.

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14 hours ago, Poower Lad said:

Ian Bell at Hull 

Not many people would have come up with that.   I personally wouldve, but not in this thread context.

What made you mention Ian Bell PL?  Where you associated with Hull? 

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As far as I am aware Dave Halley still lives in the Wibsey area. A big pal of Stuart Reardon and Leon Pryce. I think after he left the Pro game he might have played a few games at West Bowling.Could be wrong but I think that is where he originated from.

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3 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

He got an ice pick that made his ears burn I heard?

I understand Sancho Panza was involved in setting up the Spanish Rugby League.

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19 hours ago, Poower Lad said:

Ian Bell at Hull 

My nephew played for hull at the time Bell was in the academy. I must say he stood out every week. Was an exceptional talent 

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16 minutes ago, fairfolly said:

Hullfan.

  Am I correct that this is THE Ian Bell.?

Well there was only one at hull fc that I'm aware of, played wing / centre. Built like a forward but was as quick and agile as a cheetah

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6 hours ago, Lowdesert said:

Not many people would have come up with that.   I personally wouldve, but not in this thread context.

What made you mention Ian Bell PL?  Where you associated with Hull? 

Just remember him being a real prospect and then disappearing from the top flight , another would be joey Hayes and Simon Haughton . 

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