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Pawsey dies aged 88

Pawsey dies aged 88
By PA Sport

10/01/2012 at 18:59Updated 10/01/2012 at 23:30

Former Great Britain international Charlie Pawsey has died aged 88 after a long illness.

A fiery second-row forward, he was regarded as one of the toughest men ever to have played the game.

The Salford-born Pawsey played for Belle Vue Rangers, Leigh - with whom he won the Lancashire Cup in 1952 - and Huddersfield and represented England eight times in addition to winning seven caps for Great Britain.

He captained the British team in an infamous game against New South Wales in 1954 which was abandoned for brawling.

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