Dragons to pay respects to fallen club legend

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The Dragons are mourning the decease of 1 of the hard men of their legendary aureate epoch successful the 1950s and '60s.

St George acceptable records that volition ne'er beryllium breached successful winning 11 consecutive premierships, and pugnacious Irish calved guardant Robin Gourley was a cardinal antheral successful their artillery.

Gourley, who played successful 2 of the victorious expansive finals and won different successful reserve grade, passed distant earlier this week aft a agelong conflict with dementia astatine the property of 85.

Gourley's lad Scott besides became a Dragons favourite, playing implicit 100 games successful the Big Red V successful the 1990s.

Robin Gourley played during the club's aureate era. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Born successful 1935 successful Northern Ireland, Gourley played rugby national successful his formative years earlier moving to the NSW state municipality of Wagga astatine the property of 23.

He won enactment for NSW from Wagga and was rapidly snapped up by St George successful 1963, serving his apprenticehip successful the little grades earlier playing a cardinal relation successful the club's 1965 and 1966 expansive last wins.

Dragons players are expected to deterioration achromatic armbands this play arsenic a people of respect to 1 of their finest.

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