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Warrington Guardian are reporting the awful news that Des Drummond has sadly passed away aged 63.

https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/19884875.warrington-wolves-vs-wigan-warriors-live-updates/

I can't believe.  What a player and man and only 63.

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Just seen the news and come on here to show condolence. What a star, what a loss.

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RIP Dessie an absolute legend of the game. A big character both on and off the field. Honoured to have seen him in my club’s colours. 

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This is very sad news indeed. I actually met him and chatted to him at a seven a side tournament in Chester. He was very unassuming and quietly encouraging to our lads. A very likeable man. I'm surprised though, that he was only 63. Can that fact be verified? 

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Just now, fighting irish said:

This is very sad news indeed. I actually met him and chatted to him at a seven a side tournament in Chester. He was very unassuming and quietly encouraging to our lads. A very likeable man. I'm surprised though, that he was only 63. Can that fact be verified? 

Wiki says it's true. 

 

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What awful news. Not only a rugby league legend but a man who gained national recognition for his superb shows of athleticism on the BBC's Superstars programme.

 

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Sad news, did not get born into a rugby league family but decided to watch Warrington when I come into the game; a man who I have watched since and one hell of a player.

All the best to his family, rip.

 

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3 minutes ago, tjhrads93 said:

Sad news, did not get born into a rugby league family but decided to watch Warrington when I come into the game; a man who I have watched since and one hell of a player.

All the best to his family, rip.

 

Well, Des wasn't born into a RL family either, so you're in good company.

A happy accident for fans of the game. A rather painful accident for anyone who tried to get past him.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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RIP Des Drummond a real hero of the game!

I made my debut against Leigh and played against Des, he made a break down the right wing and was flying. Being pretty quick myself and with the aid of the angle I had him bang to rights close to the touchline, I was preparing to put him in the East Stand then BANG he came off his right foot and I swear he made a right angle turn at full speed without losing any speed whatsoever. I never laid a finger on him!

Amazing player, he was 1 of only 3 players who would have replaced his opposite number in the 1982 Australian Invincible Ashes Team.

sad day!

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15 minutes ago, Josef K said:

How sad, i remember him clashing heads with Phil Veivers at Wire in a challenge cup game. Drummond was fine but Veivers was in Disney Land. 

I remember that well, Dessie handed him off with his head😂

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14 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Well, Des wasn't born into a RL family either, so you're in good company.

A happy accident for fans of the game. A rather painful accident for anyone who tried to get past him.

A story I have put on this board before 

Back in 2005 I attended a ' Legends ' event at the Shay , Roy Haggerty ,Karl Harrison and Mark Preston on the stage telling stories and answering questions 

I ,hand raised asked the question , " who was the opponent you least liked facing ? " , Mark Preston , with head shaking and a smile replied " Des " , " and it wasn't just me , it was all wingers , every one of us " , Karl and Roy laughing 

Mark then went on to tell a story of when Wigan and Wire played that game in the states , a few of the players were relaxing on the beach , up strolls a couple of big ' yanks ' who had spotted the oval ball , a few questions later and one of them was throwing quarterback style a pass to the other with one of the ' limeys ' requested to attempt a tackle , Dessie was the tackler , " we were all laughing knowing what was coming as 5ft 7 inch Des cleans the guy out in typical Drummond style "  

RIP Des , I don't think I've ever heard a bad word about him from any RL fan who had witnessed him play be that a team he played for or against , a true gentleman and Legend of the sport 

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