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Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) Chairman Peter V’landys AM today paid tribute to former Kangaroo Gary Parcell, who passed away this week.

Parcell famously formed an all-Ipswich Kangaroos front-row combination with Dudley Beattie and Noel Kelly in 1960.

“Gary was a tough player in a tough era, but he was also a gentleman,” Mr V’landys said.

“The all-Ipswich Kangaroos front-row was a famed partnership and Gary was the last surviving member of it, having lost Noel earlier this year.

“Gary is also part of a wonderful rugby league family, with his father representing Queensland in the 1920s and his grandson Matt playing in the NRL Premiership.

“On behalf of the game, I offer our deepest condolences to Gary’s family.”

Please see Gary Parcell’s official record attached.

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