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    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
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    Vale Arthur Beetson

    Died of a heart attack today.

    Probably the most skillful forward we've had, and the first aboriginal to captain Australia in any sport.

    Also a Rugby League immortal.

    Though apparently not
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    Cricketer Of The Year ripper868's Avatar
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    Was stunned when I heard this morning.

    RIP big man.

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    I'll show ye!!
    RIP big fella, very sad, though not entirely surprising. Had big bags beneath his eyes for years. Incredible player though, an inspiration to those northerners and respected by all RL lovers. One of the greatest the game has ever seen.
    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

    Too many bones, not enough CASH!!

    RIP Craig

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    RIP Artie, did a lot of good things for rugby league.

    Unfortunately those of us in the north now have to put up with hearing the words 'Great QLDer" 100 times in the next few days. However, I suppose now is not the time to think about personal hardships.
    R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best

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    RIP the big man. Dead set legend.
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    RIP Craigos

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    Gone too soon
    RIP. Proper player. Scored one of the tries in the 1972 world cup final.

    Still the last time GB/England have won any series or tournament featuring the Roos. Sigh.
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