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Title: ... p72 - Neville Hornery memories by Neale Buchanan Hobart Australia

I was excited to find myself lining up against him at the very twilight of his career in the Ipswich competition

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Neale Buchanan Hobart Australia

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16/06/2005


I had followed the Hornet's career with great interest over the years, loved his style and was a huge fan.

I was excited to find myself lining up against him at the very twilight of his career in the Ipswich competition.

It was Nev's first game (for Swifts I think) and he was playing lock. I was a young, reasonably quick winger and early on in the match was put away, beat the fullback and thought I was over for a ripping 50 meter try.

Next thing I looked up and saw Nev's head coming straight at me.

The crafty so and so had been playing about 20 metres behind the ruck.

The look on his face would have scared the devil and he hit me in the ribs with his head and put me about 10 metres over the side line.

The crowd loved it, my ribs were cracked and I left the field soon after.

I don't think he did much else that season but all my old team mates still remember the incident and take great delight in reminding me of it at reunions.

I felt like telling him I was a fan but I don't think it would have made much difference to the Hornet.

Great to see he is still going strong.


Appears in the following pages ....P72_Neville HORNERY
Date of posting ... 16-May-2005
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