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John Raper and Ron Hansen at the SCG in 1962.
John Raper and Ron Hansen at the SCG in 1962.

Vale to a great Bluebag

Vale Ron Hansen.

The Newtown Rugby League community is in mourning over the recent passing of Ron Hansen.

Ron Hansen joined Newtown in 1960 and spent six seasons with the Bluebags, making 51 appearances in first grade. The highlight of his career was probably in 1962, when he was a member of the side that triumphed 13-12 against the mighty St George team in a match of the day at the SCG, when the Dragons were in the middle of their eleven-straight premierships.

He always treasured the photo from that day of himself tackling the great Johnny Raper (see above).

Hansen also appeared in both of the Blues finals’ matches that year when they went within a whisker of a Grand Final appearance.

One of the most popular players of his era with team mates and fans alike, Hansen moved to Yamba after leaving Sydney, and his passing will be mourned by those who saw him wear the Royal Blue jersey with distinction.

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Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday: Jets let it Slip

Most Newtown Jets supporters would have seen the black and white version of this photo of the Newtown RLFC NSWRL first grade premiership-winning team of 1943, captained by the mighty Frank “Bumper” Farrell and coached by Arthur Folwell. This colourised version has been kindly supplied by a Newtown Jets supporter named Coll who has done a number of other interesting colourisations as well.

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