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Title: ... p118 - Frank Foster Comments Memories by Keith Pollard - Hull

 that put the fear of god in to the opposition as he got off the bus


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Keith Pollard - Hull.

Hull Kingston Rovers



I played for 14 yrs as a professional player both in England and Australia and played both with and against some of the "hard men" shown on your list but the daddy of them all was Frank Foster.

He is the only player I know that put the fear of god in to the opposition as he got off the bus or walked in to Craven park.

I played with him and one game I recall we played Leeds at Craven park I was a young rookie prop, they had an ex Rovers player,a second row playing called Les Chamberlain he used to run at you and turn his back with support players running either side off him we had a plan to nullify his play I was to go in and hit him in the lower back with wrapping my arms around him so killing the ball.

I went in once and Frank came in over the top as planned, I heard an awfull crack as Frank came in and Les went limp in my arms and fell on top of me asleep, when I got out from under him I looked at him and one side of his face was concave like a saucer and Frank was heading for the dressing rooms.

I could tell numerous stories about Frank he is now retired living in Barrow.

Appears in the following pages ....P118_Frank FOSTER
Date of posting ... 01-Jun-2005
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