Rugby league legend who was such a large of the sport he’s featured on the NRL trophy dies aged 88 – throwing the code into mourning
The NRL is mourning the dying of rugby league immortal Norm Provan.
The St George Dragons legend died on Wednesday evening, aged 88 following a battle with dementia.
Considered one of many best gamers of the twentieth century, the second-rower performed 256 video games for Dragons between 1951 and 1965 and gained 10 premierships throughout the membership’s golden period 1956-1966.
He represented Australia on 14 events.
Rugby league immortal Norm Provan (pictured with daughter Susan) has died aged 88 following a battle with dementia
Provan is immortalised on the NRL premiership trophy embracing Arthur Summons within the mud on the SCG after the 1963 grand last.
He was named Australian rugby league’s crew of the century in 2008 and was elevated to immortal standing in 2018.
Former gamers of the sport have led the outpouring of tributes.
‘I met Norm in 2003 on the Sunshine Coast & you wouldn’t meet a more true gentleman,’ former Dragon NRL participant Ashton Simms posted.
‘I’ll always remember shaking your hand & to at the present time, it’s the most important hand I’ve ever shaken!! Will probably be missed.
Extra to come back.
The sporting world is mourning the lack of Norm Provan (proper). He’s pictured with Arthur Summons (left), whom he seems with on the NRL premiership trophy