Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Sully, Aug 14, 2016.
Very sad to hear of Joost's passing. He was without question one of the all time greats of the game and to see him struck down with MND was upsetting to say the least.
Joost school coach & the school war cry
The somewhat controversial former All Black & Chiefs player has passed away, aged just 35.
Breaking news at this stage so not too much detail other than a reference to some renal issues he had circa 2012. I don't recall seeing anything recently indicating that he was ill, though.
As always, condolences to the family.
Bundee Aki tweeted this pic:
Geez the all blacks are assembling quite the team upstairs
Vale Dan Vickerman.
He was one of the best second-rows of the modern era.
"In memory of Daniel Vickerman, a memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2pm,Wednesday 1 March 2017 at Sydney University No.1 Oval, Camperdown.
A wake will follow the service at 3pm in the SUSFC Function room, TAF Foundation Grandstand at Sydney University Football Ground (No.2 Oval).
As a sign of respect to a former great, we encourage all past SUFC players to wear the Uni colours.
There will be very limited parking available on campus. It is recommended that you use public transport to attend the service. Reserved parking will be strictly for close family members and those that are less mobile. "
Bill Paxton. Game over man.
Vale John Surtees
Only person to win a grand prix motorcycle title and an F1 title
Murray Ball, creator of Footrot Flats...
I'm sad about that, Footrot Flats was compulsory ready for me as a nipper.
Wal Footrot, All Black:
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I'd like to offer my respects to the life and family of Murray Ball.
The Footrot Flats syndicated comic strip and books introduced me to Kiwi culture as a 5 year old, and gave me many hours of pleasure and laughter. As a little fat prop growing up in one of the greener parts of NSW, I could sure relate to Wal and Cooch and Rangi and The Dog better than strips set in the red, dry Aussie Rules obsessed outback.
It's not all that well remembered here in Australia, but Murray Ball had a connection to rugby that he was prepared to burn to take a stand against Apartheid.
In 1985, when the All Blacks were due to tour South Africa, The Dog had become something of an unofficial mascot for the team. Murray wrote them a letter (from The Dog) saying
Joni Sledge, 60:
I only found out this morning that Murray Ball was an All Black trialist.
A multi-talented guy!
Chuck Berry, 90:
Surely the most recognisable guitar riff of them all....
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