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Death of league players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagleE, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    Being the anniversary of the death of Sonny Fai, it got me thinking that there has been a few who have passed away only recently. A few that come to mind recently is Jason Annear, the Cowboys hooker, the young Tigers prop, the dragons player only a month back. There was a young dragons player in the mid 80s who was killed in a car crash, I cannot remember his name. Ben Alexander is a while back as well but they are the only 2 I can remember from yesteryear.
     
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  2. joeboy

    joeboy Well-Known Member

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    James Mathews was the saints/steelers players name I think...

    It's sad, the sonny fai one in particular.
     
  3. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    No, James Mathews was with the Roosters, Geoff Selby was the Dragons/Steeler who was killed just around the corner from where I lived in Woollooware
     
  4. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Off topic, I know, (sorry) but have a look at this list of soccer players that died .. playing a game, died directly from injuries sustained while playing, or died after being taken ill on the pitch.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_association_footballers_who_died_while_playing
     
  5. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    If you're talking about players that died before their time, there's a few that comes to mind. Otherwise, the list would be HUGE, eg. Moose, Billy Lloyd, Max Whitehead, etc.

    Manly Players that died too early (exclude already mentioned, Annear):

    1. David Myers - Pommie winger that came to Manly in 1991. Died of heart attack in 2008.

    2. HUGE Adrian Shelford - Played for Manly in 1990. Died of heart attack in 2003.

    3. Lurch O'Neill - died of cancer in 1990. Aged 56.

    4. Kenny Irvine - died of leukemia. Aged 50.

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    Notable Non-Non Manly player (exclude those already mentioned):

    1. Peter Jackson - some say suicide, because he was mentally affected by sexual abuse from a homo coach.

    2. Ryan Tandy - O.D.
     
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  6. Bandit

    Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Off the top of my head, some other notable footballers who went too early;

    Garry Dowling
    George Ambrum
    Allan McMahon
    Steve Rogers
    Paul Hayward
    Robert Stone
    Dallas Donnelly
    George Piper
    Henry Tatana

    heaps more, but just working from (dodgy) memory.
     
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    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Every halfback that has played under Ricky Stuarts coaching?
     
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  9. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cowboys player Sam Faust died of cancer 2011 aged 27.

    Sharks player Steve Anderson killed in a car crash in 1984 at just 22 years old.
     
  10. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    Penrith player Rob Robards, died of cancer a few years ago, also our own great Bob Batty
     
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    Scott Gale died at age 39 from Lou Gehrigs Disease.
     
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    Jacin Sinclair
     

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