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NRL news: Rugby League Immortal Norm Provan dies, aged 88

The rugby league community mourns the death of one of the greatest players of all time, the great legend of St. George’s Norm Provan.

The legendary Norman Provins of St. George has died.

Immortal Provins died Wednesday night at the age of 88.

Nicknamed “Sticks,” Provins was the second rower in St. George’s unprecedented 11-year reign as Prime Minister of NSWRL between 1956 and 1966.

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His ten-time Grand Final appearance is a record for the Australian rugby league.

Provins was appointed as the 13th Immortal in 2018. He played 19 games in New South Wales and 14 games in Australia.

He and his great companion Arthur Summons form the trophies that the NRL Premier wins each year. Nicknamed The Gladiators, this image is from a photo taken in SCG mud after the 1963 Grand Final.

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