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RIP | Norman Francis Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:36 pm  
RIP | Norman Francis
Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:36 pm  
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Sad loss to an A team star, and 8-10 game a year first team. A real fans favourite pretty sure he played against the 86 Kangaroos on the wing outside future Australian great ET
https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... ey-3864638

Sad loss to an A team star, and 8-10 game a year first team. A real fans favourite pretty sure he played against the 86 Kangaroos on the wing outside future Australian great ET
Re: Norman Francis RIP Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:01 pm  
Re: Norman Francis RIP
Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:01 pm  

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Sad loss to an A team star, and 8-10 game a year first team. A real fans favourite pretty sure he played against the 86 Kangaroos on the wing outside future Australian great ET

I remember him well. I think he was briefly touted as the next Billy Boston, probably by somebody who was very drunk at the time. Sad to hear he is gone.
Re: Norman Francis RIP Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:04 pm  
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This is really sad news, I used to love the Alliance team games and the characters that watched them as well as played in them during the 80's. Norman was a real star of that team for me, far too laid back to fulfil his undoubted physical potential but an absolute hero to a teenager who loved watching rugby with his dad at the time.

RIP "Stormin" Norman Francis.
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Re: Norman Francis RIP Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:41 pm  
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batleyrhino wrote:
This is really sad news, I used to love the Alliance team games and the characters that watched them as well as played in them during the 80's. Norman was a real star of that team for me, far too laid back to fulfil his undoubted physical potential but an absolute hero to a teenager who loved watching rugby with his dad at the time.

RIP "Stormin" Norman Francis.


Very Different era those days. A team rugby was a mixed bag, players pike Norman who could come in and play 8-10 games, players upcoming learning their trade, and those who were never good enough just good amateurs happy to make a few quid. I knew a few of those.

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