A memorial service for legendary halfback Tommy Raudonikis will likely be held on Monday on the Sydney Cricket Floor, the Australian Rugby League Fee introduced.
The household of iconic Kangaroos participant Tommy Raudonikis accepted the supply from the ARLC for a service, which will likely be held between 11am and midday.
The 70-year-old died final week after a protracted battle with most cancers – he loved a storied profession with the Western Suburbs Magpies and Newtown Jets however is probably finest remembered for the ‘Cattledog’ brawl whereas teaching the NSW Blues.
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Members of the general public are welcome to attend the occasion on the SCG, and tickets won’t be required. Individuals are requested to reach half an hour upfront.
“Tommy was considered one of a sort. He was the individuals’s champion who reached the top of our recreation, it is becoming the rugby league group will come collectively on Monday to pay tribute to one of the common gamers within the recreation’s historical past,” ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys stated.
“We have now labored with Tommy’s household to make sure a Memorial that fittingly celebrates a legend of our recreation.”
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Raudonikis handed away every week in the past and has been fondly remembered by individuals all throughout the rugby league group, from former teammates, to opponents, to individuals he coached and everybody in between.
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“There are few icons within the historical past of rugby league that can stand as tall as Tommy Raudonikis,” Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis stated.
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“Tommy wore the black and white with fervour and keenness like no different and is revered for his contribution to our membership, our state and our nation.
“Tommy will all the time be remembered as a real legend and unequivocally essential a part of the material of Western Suburbs and, in flip, Wests Tigers, and his legacy within the recreation will definitely stay on within the DNA of our membership.”
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