Grizzly old fart
How about Dally Messenger?
When I last spoke with Herbie or Dally as he came to be known, what was it about 110 years back, he admitted that he learned most of his skills playing Rugby Union. Ah, they were halcyon days those. Heading down to the Warrigal Hotel for a quick one before the game. Moved back to Sydney and later said he wanted to play this odd variation of the game called Rugby League or something with some club called Eastern Suburbs in '08, and he a Balmain boy. Lost track of him back in about 1911-12 when he and Annie hooked up (that was his first wife, the second was also called Annie). Understand he tried a couple of work skills ended up a chippy. Ah the memories. He was one cheeky lad, clever ball skills. Bit like Cliffy.