I posted this over in the main NRL forum, but thought considering the subject, Dragons fans might find this article of interest as it epitomises what Norm Provan was like as a player -
The Norm Provan Grandstand
The Immortal Norm Provan passed away on 13 October, 2021.
"Provan played a crucial role in St George's 'Never Before, Never Again' era, playing part in 10 of the club's 11 successive grand final victories (1956-65), the latter five of which he acted as captain-coach. The aftermath of St George's 1963 win over Western Suburbs saw one of Australia's most memorable sporting images captured, now known as 'The Gladiators', with Provan embracing then Magpies captain Arthur Summons.A sculptured trophy of this special moment has been awarded to the victorious grand final team since 1982, now known as the 'Provan Summons' Trophy." - St.George-Illawarra Dragons
The grandstand at Kogarah Jubilee has never been named after anyone. It should be named after the Immortal Norm Provan. Let's make this happen Georges River Council!
I am seeking your support and calling on you to sign this petition which will be presented to the General Manager of Georges River Council. Thanks for your support.
(Petition authorised by Lachlan McLean - PO Box 765, Kogarah, 1485. 0419 555 863)
The Immortal Norm Provan passed away on 13 October, 2021. "Provan played a crucial role in St George's 'Never Before, Never Again' era, playing part in 10 of the club's 11 successive grand final victories (1956-65), the latter five of which he acted as captain-coach. The aftermath of St...docs.google.com
What a great moment in time with one of the GREATS this is for Ben Hornby. As a Dragons tragic I am not old enough to have seen the Legend of Provan play, even though I have been following the Dragons for 40 + years. My deepest condolences to all of his closest people in life . He is one of the GREATEST WE WILL EVER SEE CAUSE HE WORE THE RED V .
All I can do is to imagine what is was like to follow our great club back then.
For those who saw him play and support the mighty Saints at that time, as they say "never before never again".
I never saw "Sticks" play or met the great man however, by those words, it tells me what he was made of, quality.
I know it's a different time know however, a few more people like Norm would be nice.
Go the mighty Dragons.
We already play for the Monty Porter cup.If i can be mischievous , how about the Provan cup fought between Dragons v his junior club cronulla SUTHERLAND ! Can see some here this morning spewing out their cornflakes for any acknowledgement that Norm was born & bread from that area !