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Brian Poppa Clay, A Rugby League Hero and Hardman ...#

Brian Poppa Clay Rugby League Hardman, Hero and Legend. Brian Poppa Clay played for Australia, St George, Newtown during the Era of the Biff

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Played for Australia, St George, Newtown,
Brian Poppa Clay played Rugby League for Australian Rugby League Australia, St George, Newtown

Where is he now?

Poppa Clay passed away in 1987 at a relatively young age. He had a history of heart trouble. Something he never lacked when he put on the Red and White of St George.
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Brian Poppa Clay Player Profile

Brian Poppa Clay reputedly never once in his long career sold a support player the "dump". He would rather take the tackle and die with the ball then subject a player to a "hit". He was a feared tackler, the one the opposition feared the most during Saints mighty reign.

Clay played in 8 of Saints grand final winning sequence, and would of been 10 but he broke his arm twice and missed the 62 and 63 Grand Finals. The picture typifies Clay's defensive style.


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-Brian Poppa Clay Rugby League Statistics - played with Australia, St George, Newtown, Era of the Biff
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Australia vs Great Britain, World Cup 1957

Added 17-Nov-2013

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..61,83,107,


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1957 Grand Final - St George -v- Manly (short coloured clip)

Added 19-Nov-2013

St George 31 (Clay 2, Ryan, Fifield, Lumsden tries, Bath 8 goals) defeated
Manly-Warringah 9 (Burke try, Willey 3 goals)

Played on Sat Sep 21, 1957 3pm at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Referee: Darcey Lawler, Crowd: 54,399.

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... ..23, 27 , 61,


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Great Britain vs Australia, Second Test 1959

Added 18-Nov-2013

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This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. .61, 64,119,


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1959 Great Britain vs Australia, Third Test 12/12/1959

Added 29-Jun-2017

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

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1965 - Dragons vs Rabbitohs, Grand Final

Added 18-Nov-2013

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... 27, 61, 83, 29, 58, 64, 62,63, 84,


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NSWRL Grand Final 1966 StGeorge vs Balmain

Added 17-Nov-2013

1966 NSWRL Grand Final - StGeorge vs Balmain
Rugby League of old = before introduction of four (NOW six) tackle rule
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This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. 27, 58, 61, 62, 63,


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1967 - St-George vs Canterbury-Bankstown (SCG) Preliminary-Final

Added 14-Oct-2017

1967 - St-George vs Canterbury-Bankstown (SCG) Preliminary-Final
The game that brought an end to the Saints 11 year reign
Date: Saturday, September 9th, 1967
Referee: Col Pearce
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)
Crowd: 49,941

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... 27,58,61,62,63,64,


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1967 R12 Manly v St George

Added 17-Jul-2017

Highlights of Played on Sat Jun 12, 1967 3pm at the Sydney Cricket Ground - Great Manly Try also a Gasnier try.

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... 61,62,64,69


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1967 R12 Manly v St George, (Gasnier, Clay, Smith, Fulton)

Added 19-Nov-2013

St George 16 (King, Gasnier tries, Dennis Preston 5 goals) defeated
Manly-Warringah 12 (Tennant, Bryant tries, Batty 2 goals, Fulton field goal)
Played on Sat Jun 12, 1967 3pm at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Referee: Carl Langton, Crowd: 22,931.

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ..58, 61, 64, 69,


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That's Rugby League 1950's

Added 17-Nov-2013

Featuring This Player features in great of league doco. Rugby League That's Rugby League 1950's
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This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... 102,104.105,106,117,22,23,25,56,61,62,64,73,83,93,


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That's Rugby League 1960's testing

Added 17-Nov-2013

Rugby League through the 60's has some great highlights

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

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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p61 - Brian Poppa Clay - first trip to watch the Saints as a kit - by PMD.. (includes p58, p61,p62,p

The game was the closest thing I had ever seen to grown men fighting up to this point .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 07-May-2003


p61 - Brian Poppa Clay - the Dragons' Sixteenth Legend.

p61 - Brian Poppa Clay - the Dragons' Sixteenth Legend. 04 .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 08-May-2003


p61 - Brian Poppa Clay - How he got the nickname Poppa - Newtown Coach Col Geelan

Geelan called out to him: "What's up Pop, getting a bit stiff in the joints?" .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 06-Nov-2003


p61 - Brian Poppa Clay- A Saints Legend

Poppa will always be remembered along the Legends Walk at OKI Jubilee Stadium .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 02-May-2004


p61 - Brian Poppa Clay- Memories from his Son - Greg Clay

I think back and cant imagine how great those times would have been all I can remember as 7 year old.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 15-May-2005


p61 - Brian Poppa Clay - Memories by family friend Graham Quinlivan

big event for me was the 65 G/F with Souths which we won 12-8. I went up with dad and we stayed with.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 30-May-2006


p62 - Johnny Raper, a great eulogy to (p61)Poppa Clay, by Father John George.

I was the priest celebrant and mentioned to johhny at the gravesite that he missed his vocation. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 29-Jun-2008


Comment on St George 1966 Team

THE 1966 SAINTS TEAM WAS THE BEST EVER...............4 CUPS Comment by Roy Harrison, Manly, .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 22-Dec-2011


(p61, p64) Gasnier and Clay skip function to pub it with locals. 1959 Widnes

Great Memories from Former Senior Referee Ronnie Campbell of Widnes On the 1959 Aussie tour her.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 30-Nov-2014


p61- Memories of Poppa Clay, Noel Kelly and Gas visiting the Pub - Ronnie Campbell

Memories from Ronnie Campbell, (former Top Referee) I remember Poppa Clay from the 59 Tour.(to.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 29-Mar-2017


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