1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Death of league players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagleE, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

    576
    92
    Ratings:
    +92 /0
    Being the anniversary of the death of Sonny Fai, it got me thinking that there has been a few who have passed away only recently. A few that come to mind recently is Jason Annear, the Cowboys hooker, the young Tigers prop, the dragons player only a month back. There was a young dragons player in the mid 80s who was killed in a car crash, I cannot remember his name. Ben Alexander is a while back as well but they are the only 2 I can remember from yesteryear.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • joeboy

      joeboy Well-Known Member

      720
      286
      Ratings:
      +460 /17
      James Mathews was the saints/steelers players name I think...

      It's sad, the sonny fai one in particular.
       
    • Peter C

      Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      Sydney
      Ratings:
      +852 /19
      No, James Mathews was with the Roosters, Geoff Selby was the Dragons/Steeler who was killed just around the corner from where I lived in Woollooware
       
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

      7,147
      3,107
      Ratings:
      +4,798 /47
      Off topic, I know, (sorry) but have a look at this list of soccer players that died .. playing a game, died directly from injuries sustained while playing, or died after being taken ill on the pitch.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_association_footballers_who_died_while_playing
       
    • Ramrod

      Ramrod Well-Known Member

      692
      403
      Ratings:
      +432 /2
      If you're talking about players that died before their time, there's a few that comes to mind. Otherwise, the list would be HUGE, eg. Moose, Billy Lloyd, Max Whitehead, etc.

      Manly Players that died too early (exclude already mentioned, Annear):

      1. David Myers - Pommie winger that came to Manly in 1991. Died of heart attack in 2008.

      2. HUGE Adrian Shelford - Played for Manly in 1990. Died of heart attack in 2003.

      3. Lurch O'Neill - died of cancer in 1990. Aged 56.

      4. Kenny Irvine - died of leukemia. Aged 50.

      ---------------------

      Notable Non-Non Manly player (exclude those already mentioned):

      1. Peter Jackson - some say suicide, because he was mentally affected by sexual abuse from a homo coach.

      2. Ryan Tandy - O.D.
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • Bandit

        Bandit Well-Known Member

        292
        157
        Ratings:
        +169 /5
        Off the top of my head, some other notable footballers who went too early;

        Garry Dowling
        George Ambrum
        Allan McMahon
        Steve Rogers
        Paul Hayward
        Robert Stone
        Dallas Donnelly
        George Piper
        Henry Tatana

        heaps more, but just working from (dodgy) memory.
         
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        13,197
        3,275
        Ratings:
        +6,880 /52
      • Hamster Huey

        Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

        Ratings:
        +1,096 /8
        Every halfback that has played under Ricky Stuarts coaching?
         
        • Like Like x 3
        • bones

          bones Bones Knows

          8,370
          5,100
          Ratings:
          +9,036 /102
          Cowboys player Sam Faust died of cancer 2011 aged 27.

          Sharks player Steve Anderson killed in a car crash in 1984 at just 22 years old.
           
        • Peter C

          Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          Sydney
          Ratings:
          +852 /19
          Penrith player Rob Robards, died of cancer a few years ago, also our own great Bob Batty
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • bob dylan

            bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            7,046
            2,088
            Junee
            Ratings:
            +4,881 /141
            Scott Gale died at age 39 from Lou Gehrigs Disease.
             
          • bones

            bones Bones Knows

            8,370
            5,100
            Ratings:
            +9,036 /102

          Share This Page