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VALE JOHN O’SULLIVAN

New Zealand Rugby League is mourning the loss of Kiwi #493 John O’Sullivan, who played 10 Tests and represented his country from 1971-75. O’Sullivan passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Friday, aged 68, having lived the latter years of… Read More ›

VALE LANCE THOMPSON

The rugby league world is in shock following reports former Dragons and Sharks back-rower Lance Thompson has been found dead at his home this morning. Thompsom, who was just 40, played 239 first-grade games from 1995-2008 and only recently appeared… Read More ›

VALE PHILLIP ORCHARD

Less than three months after Kiwis great Tom Hadfield passed away, New Zealand Rugby League’s other Team of the Century winger, Kiwi #475 Phillip Orchard, has died. Orchard played 21 Tests on the flank for New Zealand from 1969-75, equalling… Read More ›

VALE TOM HADFIELD

New Zealand Rugby League is mourning the loss of one of its all-time greats following the death of Kiwi #375 Tom Hadfield, aged 83. Hadfield, a winger in the New Zealand Team of the Century named in 2007 and inducted… Read More ›

VALE DARRELL EASTLAKE

Via NRL Media Sports commentator Darrell Eastlake has died after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, aged 75. Eastlake was the voice of State of Origin in the 1980s in partnership with legendary coach Jack Gibson. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s… Read More ›

VALE STEVE FOLKES

The rugby league fraternity is in mourning after news emerged that former Canterbury player and coach Steve Folkes has passed away suddenly today. He was 59. Best known as a tough, industrious second-rower who played well above his weight, Folkes… Read More ›