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Dick Thornett, A Rugby League Hero and Hardman ...#

Dick Thornett Rugby League Hardman, Hero and Legend. Dick Thornett played for Australia, Parramatta, Eastern Suburbs, during the Era of the Biff

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Played for Australia, Parramatta, Eastern Suburbs,
Dick Thornett played Rugby League for Australian Rugby League Australia, Parramatta, Eastern Suburbs,

Where is he now?

Dick Thornett passed October 2011. He is an Eels legend, and only one of four Australian triple internationals. Represented Australia in League, Union & Water Polo.
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Dick Thornett Player Profile

Dick Thornett joined Parra in 1963, after a distinguished union career including Australian representation. He also represented his country in the Olympics in water polo.

He was a big running second rower with exceptional ball skills. He played 11 test for australia. He made the Kangaroo tour in 63 and played with his brother Ken. The first brothers to play together for Australia since the Farnsworth brothers in 1912.

Dick Thornett was the player who replaced Arthur "half Game" Beetson in that famous test against the Poms


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Australia vs Great Britain, Second Test 1966

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Players involved ... .30, 53, 58, 63, 100,


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1968 - RL World Cup Final Australia vs France (SCG)

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1968 - RL World Cup Final Australia vs France (SCG)
Date: Monday, June 10th, 1968
Referee: John Percival
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)
Crowd: 54,290

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1968 - RL World Cup Game 01 Australia vs Gt-Britian (SCG)

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1968 - RL World Cup Game 01 Australia vs Gt-Britian (SCG)
Date: Saturday, May 25th, 1968
Referee: John Percival
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)
Crowd: 62,256

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Players involved ... 30,32,53,58,62,63,84,85,88,100


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That's Rugby League 1960's testing

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Rugby League through the 60's has some great highlights

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Players involved ... ..24,2,27,29,30,32,53,56,58,61,62,63,64,69,73,82,85,86,88,97,100,107,


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p97 - Ken Thornett (p100)Dick Thornett -Parra plays visiting Poms by Twizzle

All of a sudden I heard this huge roar, from the vicinity of Cumberland Oval. Curiosity got the bett.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 05-May-2003


p100 - Dick Thornett memories of a cover tackle on DT by John Maguire by Quigs

He was horizontal to the ground and I saw his right fist coming up from just off ground level. ............Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 12-May-2003


p26 Kelly, p63 - Langlands, p53 Bishop, p100 Thornett, p58 Smith, p30 Watson, -Battle of Brisbane No

p26 - Battle of Brisbane No2, 1966 15 Story by .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 27-Nov-2006


p100 - Remember Dick Thornett kicking huge field goal @ SCG

I remember the field goal Dick Thornett kicked from their half way sideline at the SCG however I tho.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 04-May-2011


p100 - Comment re Dick Thornetts passing

Comment re Dick Thornetts passing - Also dick Thornett died within the past month - he was a gen.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 31-Oct-2011


p100 - Memories of Dick Thornett by John Hope

I remember Dick kicking that goal it was at half time,i used to go to all the games with my dad &.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 24-Apr-2012


p100 - Orbituary for Dick Thornett - by Brad Forrest

BY BRAD FORREST 12 Oct, 2011 02:58 PM RUGBY league and sport is in mourning following th.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 09-May-2012


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