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Rugby league Immortal Norm Provan dies, age 88

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The rugby league community is mourning the sad death of Immortal Norm Provan has died on the Sunshine Coast.

He was 88.

The Dragons legend Provan played in the first 10 of the St George Dragons 11 consecutive premiership victories between 1956 and 1966.

He played for Australia 14 times.

The former Dragon standing tall alongside Wests halfback Arthur Summons is carved into the NRL trophy presented to the premiership-winning team each year.

The image comes from a photograph captured in the SCG mud after the 1963 grand final.

The towering 2nd rower will remembered as one of the true greats of the game.

 

Image: League legends Norm Provan (left) and Arthur Summons recreate their iconic 'Gladiators' image that was taken at the SCG in Sydney in 1963. AAP/PAUL MILLER