Rugby League Immortals to pay tribute to Reg Gasnier
The NRL will bring together the game’s Immortals to pay tribute to the late Reg Gasnier on Saturday.
CEO Dave Smith said Gasnier was recognised as one of the finest rugby league players of all time and it was fitting that fans could join with the greats of the game to farewell him at his old home ground, WIN Jubilee Stadium on Saturday.
Mr Smith said there could be no greater honour than to have Immortals, John Raper, Graeme Langlands, Wally Lewis and Andrew Johns at the Dragons match against the Cowboys.
They will be joined by Joyce Churchill, the widow of another Immortal, Clive Churchill, and Kristian Heffernan, representing the late Arthur Beetson who is also an Immortal.
The Immortals will be part of a joint NRL and St George Illawarra Dragons tribute day to give fans a chance to farewell their hero.
“Anyone who saw Reg Gasnier play will tell you that he set the crowd alight every time he touched the ball,” Mr Smith said.
“He is one of the all-time greats and deserves to be farewelled, not only by Dragons fans, but by other Immortals.”
The tribute will include a celebration of Gasnier’s finest Grand Final moments and his No.3 jersey will be officially retired for Saturday’s game.
The Immortals and family representatives will also join Gasnier’s former team mates for the unveiling of a memorial plaque in his honour.