Rugby league legend who was such a giant of the game he’s on the NRL trophy dies at age 88 – throwing the code in mourning
The NRL mourns the death of rugby league immortal Norm Provan.
The legend of the St. George Dragons died Wednesday night at the age of 88 after a battle with dementia.
Considered one of the greatest players of the 20th century, the second rower played 256 games for Dragons between 1951 and 1965 and won 10 premierships in the club’s golden era between 1956 and 1966.
He also represented Australia 14 times.
Rugby league immortal Norm Provan (pictured with daughter Susan) has died aged 88 after battling dementia
Provan is immortalized on the NRL Premiership trophy hugging Arthur Summons in the mud at the SCG after the 1963 grand final.
He was named to the Australian Rugby League team in 2008 and was elevated to immortal status in 2018.
More to come.
The sports world mourns the loss of Norm Provan (right). He is pictured with Arthur Summons (left), with whom he appears on the NRL Premiership trophy