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Newtown RLFC 1954 First Grade Grand Final team -

Back row standing: Col Geelan (Coach), Bobby Whitton, Ray Preston, Kevin Considine, Don Stait, Henry Holloway, Gordon Clifford.

Front row sitting: Frank Narvo, Brian Clay, Peter Ryan, Jim Evans (Capt), Dick Poole, Ray Kelly, Frank Johnson.
Newtown RLFC 1954 First Grade Grand Final team - Back row standing: Col Geelan (Coach), Bobby Whitton, Ray Preston, Kevin Considine, Don Stait, Henry Holloway, Gordon Clifford. Front row sitting: Frank Narvo, Brian Clay, Peter Ryan, Jim Evans (Capt), Dick Poole, Ray Kelly, Frank Johnson.

Vale Frank Narvo and Reg Hatton

Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the recent passing of two former Newtown Bluebags first graders, Frank Narvo and Reg Hatton.

Frank Narvo joined Newtown in 1954 after playing for two seasons with St George. He stayed with Newtown until 1960 and was a tough and capable second-rower in Newtown’s two First Grade Grand Final appearances against South Sydney in 1954 and 1955. He made his own reputation in Rugby League, but he is also remembered as being the son of the great Herb Narvo, who was named in Newtown’s Team of the Century in 2008 and in Australia’s top 100 players between 1908 and 2007. Frank became a successful publican in Newcastle and was a popular figure at Newtown RLFC Reunion Days at Henson Park up until recently.

Reg Hatton was a Newtown junior who was originally graded as a halfback but soon found his niche on the wing. Reg played with Newtown from 1963 to 1968 and was regarded as one of the fastest men in Rugby League, in an era when there were other world-class fliers like Ken Irvine, Mike Cleary, Arch Brown, Dudley Towers and others. Reg had his fair share of success on the professional running circuit, and he transferred to Penrith for three seasons after playing with Newtown.

Newtown RLFC extends sincere condolences to the Narvo and Hatton families.

 

Tu’u Maori fires out a pass in a match between the Newtown Jets and Wentworthville at Henson Park in 2010. (Gary Sutherland Photography)

RIP Tu’u Maori

A panoramic view of Newtown’s home ground, Henson Park, taken on Saturday, 28th July 2018 (NSWRL)

114 years old today: The Newtown RLFC, founded on the 8th January 1908.

Jets coach Warren Ryan presents Bill Noonan with a special award prior to his final appearance with Newtown at Henson Park on Sunday, 31st August 1980. (NSWRL photo).

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