Era of the Biff - your stories about Rugby League Legends

GREY MENU ON LEFT
Full Monti Profile, Pic Gal, Votes, stats


BLUE MENU ON RIGHT
Just links to Films, YouTube Vids, etc

Who was/is the greatest ever clubman at your club. This is not an official recognition just some selected comments from knowledgable supporters of respective clubs both north and south of the equator who have nominated club legends.

Do you have a nomination for your Club's Biff Era Clubman? CLICK HERE to submit your thoughts .

Western Suburbs Magpies ... Greatest Clubman Nominations / Stories

From Innsaneink. from League Unlimited Rugby League Forum

Another that qualifies would have to be big John "Dallas" Donnelly for the Magpies.

A 10 year career at Wests from '75 until his untimely death in '84.
147 first grade games, 6 tries, 6 goals and 4 field goals.
1 test & 1 world cup.

A down to earth, practical joking, lovable aussie character.


From Yappy, off the League Unlimited Rugby Leage Forum
Nominated: Keith Holman Western Suburbs Magpies


Wests best of the last 50 is Keith Holman (not that I'm biased). 203 First Grade games from 48-61, 2 Grand Finals + missed out on 52 because he was away with the Kangaroos. 32 tests + another bunch of World Cup games (they we're classified as Tests back then), Captain-coach during his playing days then came back in 77 to coach the Maggies to the Amco cup after a successful refereeing career that included the 71 gf and tests. Still to this day the patron of Wests Junior League and surely the only player to have a junior league club named after him. I had the pleasure of interviewing him at his home one day - what a shrine to the Magpies and a great player. Black and White to his bootstraps Keith and Hazel Holman are the guests of honor at just about every Magpies function. Yappy is as close to God as you can get.

Very, very honourable mentions must of course go to guys like Noel Kelly (it shows how great Holman was that Ned is relegated to second place), Peter Dimond, Jim Cody, Tommy, Dallas, Wayne Smith, Trevor Cogger, and even later day players like Cherry and Skando all busted their hump for Wests over long careers.


From Gobbs. from Weststigers Rugby League Forum

There's more to being a great footballer. A committed, loyal clubman for one. And that's what old Trevor Cogger was for Western Suburbs and still is. Might not have been allstars but the criteria for a member into a Hall of Fame shouldn't just revolve around what players did on the field in my opinion. But that's just me and i'm sure the Western Suburbs club and supporters alike would agree. Probably what separates the Black and White's from any other club in the game. .


From MightyBears . from League Unlimited Rugby League Forum

ed courtney, [australian rep when at norths and wests?] way way back when
played a massive number of wests seasons/games in the days when players retired a lot early
the guy played so long, he had his last season with his son i think? .


From Yappy. from League Unlimited Rugby League Forum

Yep Tedda (ed courtney) was at the Magpies from 1909-1924 (except for 1910 when he was at the Bears - started in league with Newtown in 1908). Played for Australia and must surely be the only player to play with his son in First Grade. Tedda Jnr played with his old man in the Front Row in 24. The thing is it wasn't like he was 19 when he started. He started in First Grade Union in 1904! 21 seasons in First Grade. He was 44 when he retired. .


From Everlovin Antichrist. from League Unlimited Rugby League Forum

From the Magpies and in my time following them I'd have to plump for TC, Trevor Cogger.

All heart and all Magpie.


From Tony Lewis, Springwood, NSW,

Its hard to pick only one clubman from Wests.
The era I have chosen for my picks are the years Noel Kelly
coached Wests (1966-1969). In no special order. Jim Cody (1967-1973) 117
First Grade games. Jim played anywhere in the forwards.
Ken"Nebo"Stonestreet(1967-1972) 122 First Grade games. Never had a bad game.Old style
hooker. John Mowbray (1959-1968)85 First Grade games. Very,very fast
winger with a huge heart. Dave Barsley (1959-1968) 114 First Grade games.
I think I saw Dave play in every position in the back line.
John"Chow"Hayes (1961-1969) 121 First Grade games. Chow is Wests through and through. Played in all three Grand Finals 1961-1963. And last but not least
Tony"Fred"Ford (1967-1974) 104 First Grade games.One of Wests best ever fullbacks. This bloke could kick a ball the length of Lidcombe Oval.
Just say the name Tony Ford to any old Magpie supporter from this era and they will smile.


From Rod Dredge, Hinchinbrook, NSW,

Keith Holman, is still very much alive, he is the patron of Western Suburbs Junior Rugby League,where up to 2 years ago he used to select the man of the match in all Grand finals.

His support and interest of young people is legendary.


From Wayne O'Brien, Blacktown NSW, (31-1-06)
So many GREAT WESTS MEN from hardmen (e.g. Ned,Dallas, Les, Ray Brownetc) to club men such as Tevor Cogger through To John Skandellis but for me my CLUBMAN of all time has to be TOM TERRIFIC the one and only MR. TOM RAUDONIKIS. How good was this man? Small in body, HUGE in heart. From Ned Kelly till Roy Masters there has been no other. We love you TOM.




"I posted a thread on several Rugby League Forums in the UK and Australia and above are some of the responses. No major correspondence will be entered into but further comments are always welcome. Where there has been a detailed response then I will link it to another page for the convienience of reading it at your leisure. Of course this blockhead is not familiar with clubs from the northern hemisphere so I have relied on the goodwill of those submitting comments" - Quigs.

View Your Club - Select below

Index Page for this section
Brisbane
Balmain
Bradford
Canberra
Canterbury Bankstown
Castleford
Cronulla Sutherland
Eastern Suburbs
Featherstone Rovers
Halifax
Huddersfield
Hull
Hull Kingston Rovers
Illawarra
Leeds
Leigh
London
Manly Warringah
Melbourne
Newcastle
Newtown
New Zealand
North Queensland
North Sydney
Oldham
Parramatta
Penrith
Salford
South Sydney
St George
St Helens
Swinton
Wakefield Trinity
Warrington
Western Suburbs
Widnes
Wigan

RETURN TO PREVIOUS PAGE



Puig AUBERT
Harry BATH
Arthur BEETSON
Brian BEVAN
Tommy BISHOP
Billy BOSTON
Les BOYD
Mark BROADHURST
Elie BROUSSE
Clive CHURCHILL
Brian Poppa CLAY
Ron COOTE
Mike COULMAN
Mick CRONIN
Les DAVIDSON
Peter DIMOND
John DONNELLY
Greg DOWLING
Jim DRAKE
Des DRUMMOND
Graham EADIE
Bumper FARRELL
Frank FOSTER
Neil FOX
Bob FULTON
Reg GASNIER
David GILLESPIE
Mark GEYER
Mark GRAHAM
Andy GREGORY
Ted GOODWIN
Ellery HANLEY
Dennis HARTLEY
Keith HOLMAN
Neville HORNERY
Ken IRVINE
Vince KARALIUS
Noel KELLY
Peter KELLY
Steve KNEEN
Terry LAMB
Changa LANGLANDS
Wally LEWIS
Brian McTIGUE
Mal MENINGA
Gavin MILLER
Jim MILLS
Roger MILLWARD
Steve MORTIMER
Alex MURPHY
Mike NICHOLAS
John O'NEILL
Charlie PAWSEY
George PIGGINS
Edouard PONSINET
Alan PRESCOTT
Ray PRICE
Norm PROVAN
Terry RANDALL
Johnny RAPER
Tom RAUDONIKIS
Rod REDDY
Malcolm REILLY
Steve ROACH
Geoff ROBINSON
Steve ROGERS
Kevin RYAN
John SATTLER
Eric SIMMS
Billy SMITH
Dane SORENSEN
Kurt SORENSEN
Peter STERLING
Kevin TAMATI
Ken THORNETT
Dick THORNETT
Peter TUNKS
Derek TURNER
Kevin WARD
Billy WILSON
Cliff WATSON
Craig YOUNG

Copyright © Koorana 2009. All Rights Reserved... Sitemap ...Website by Studioquigs