Passing of Nev Hornery

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  1. XXXX Cap

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    Sad to hear of the passing of Nev Hornery in Cairns. One of the toughest but most talented players ever to lace on a boot.

    Having played for Wests and Canterbury in Sydney and earned a reputation as a madman, Hornery came to Wynnum in 1973 and played for four seasons, punctuated by many injuries. Noel Kelly who played with him at Wests described him as playing a 16 stone game in a 10 stone body.

    He had ball skills to match Lewis or Thurston and could put players through gaps with his eyes shut. Hornery played one Rep match for Brisbane v England in 1975. It turned into a bloodbath with Hornery stirring up a tough Pommy forward pack. Brisbane won 21-10.

    Hornery had a few off field troubles at times generally involving pubs and fights. He went to Swifts in the Ipswich comp after his Wynnum days.

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    The Nev Hornery fanclub.

    RIP.
     
  3. TheFrog

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    Recall him getting sent off and getting a very long suspension for going completely medieval in a scrum playing for Wests Magpies. It seems he was aptly named.
     
  4. XXXX Cap

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    NIne weeks I believe.

    You can win a lot of bets on him never being sent off in Brisbane, everyone thinks it happened frequently. He got replaced a lot of times when on a final warning.

    Hornery would have been sensational with the interchange system, he was the ultimate impact player.
     
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  6. greg

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    Yes, from memory was in the 2nd row and throwing multiple uppercuts in between his hooker and prop into the face of the opposing hooker. Deadest mad....but good memories, different era.
     

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