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.