Vale Paul McBlane
Gary_Bakerloo last edited by
This news was on the NRL website, but seems to have been missed by the major press:
Heart attack at 53 years of age, but apparently he had heart issues for a long time and was why he had to retire from refereeing.
For those that may remember, he was the referee that approved the Andrew Willis field goal against North Sydney in 1996:
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westTAHger last edited by
RIP. Thanks for being a ref, it’s not a very thankful job
Tigerdon last edited by
Sad story…AllRefs do their best to keep the game going. We would have nothing without them…RIP
Fade_To_Black last edited by
Always thought he was one of the better refs of his era, just got on with his job instead of trying to be the showpiece.
Seems to be a lot of young men passing away from heart attacks these days, a real problem.
Condolences to Paul McBlane’s family.
eyewonder last edited by
53 is very young to lose a father,husband or brother.very sad for the family.