My childhood hero gone.
Tommy - you will never be forgotten
Sad news. RIP. Bad day for all supporters of RL.
gallagher last edited by
Terrible news to wake up to. A very sad day indeed.
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Rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis dies aged 70
By Roy Masters
April 7, 2021 — 9.21am
Tommy Raudonikis, perhaps rugby league’s most loved character, has died after a long battle with cancer.
The former Australian halfback and captain was with his partner Trish Brown when he passed away at 7.15am on Wednesday in a Gold Coast hospital, only six days short of his 71st birthday.
“Tommy Terrific”, as he was known to his fans at Western Suburbs and Newtown, had been plagued with bad health for nearly thirty years, fighting testicular cancer, enduring a quadruple bypass, combating neck and throat cancer and ailments of the back and shoulders. Yet he fought on until cancer finally did to him what a legion of English, French, and New Zealand players could not.
R I P Tom Terrific
Bloke beat cancer 3 times before it finally got him…very sad day…
Tiger_Fanatic3 last edited by Tiger_Fanatic3
His loss will shatter our great game. Will be greatly missed.
VALE Tommy Raudonikis Magpie #655.
As both player & coach, Tommy has been at the heart & Soul of the Magpies and their supporters for 50 years.
Our thoughts are with Tommy’s family.
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Fought all the way…
So sad… My God when I look at our team and then remember how Tommy played, its chalk and cheese
Tigerlily last edited by
Condolences to his family and friends. Tommy was one of the original characters of the game.
WT2K last edited by
Very sad news. RIP Tommy
Was a true character of the game.
Played tough, lived tough and sadly died tough.
LeichhardtTiger last edited by
What a Legend - a true Legend! VALE Tommy. Thank you for being part of my life.
Great character in and out of the game, not many left with his cheeky aussie mischief. Rest in Peace Great Man
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I’m shattered - RIP Tommy.
Cultured_Bogan last edited by
Was a Balmain boy but always loved Tommy. Bloke always fought with everything he had.
Our boys better lift this weekend.
Vale Tom Terrific.