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Rugby league legend who features on NRL trophy dies age 88 

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Rugby league legend who features on NRL trophy dies age 88 

The NRL is mourning the death of rugby league immortal Norm Provan.

The St George Dragons legend died on Wednesday night, aged 88 following  battle with dementia.

Regarded as one of the finest players of the 20th century, the second-rower played 256 games for Dragons between 1951 to 1965 and won 10 premierships in the club’s golden era between 1956 to 1966.

He also represented Australia on 14 occasions.

Rugby league immortal Norm Provan (pictured with daughter Susan) has died aged 88 following a battle with dementia

Rugby league immortal Norm Provan (pictured with daughter Susan) has died aged 88 following a battle with dementia

Rugby league immortal Norm Provan (pictured with daughter Susan) has died aged 88 following a battle with dementia

Provan is immortalised on the NRL premiership trophy embracing Arthur Summons in the mud at the SCG after the 1963 grand final.

He was named Australian rugby league’s team of the century in 2008 and was elevated to immortal status in 2018.

More to come.

The sporting world is mourning the loss of Norm Provan (right). He's pictured with Arthur Summons (left), whom he appears with on the NRL premiership trophy

The sporting world is mourning the loss of Norm Provan (right). He's pictured with Arthur Summons (left), whom he appears with on the NRL premiership trophy

The sporting world is mourning the loss of Norm Provan (right). He’s pictured with Arthur Summons (left), whom he appears with on the NRL premiership trophy

Source: DailyMail

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