Letter to the Editor - Thursday, May 15:Sport firms mateship
RUGBY league is a great avenue for renewing friendships of many years ago.
A prime example was my recent meeting of Grafton educated "Hank" (Harold) Thomsett, who I played with in the Grafton "All Blacks" Premiership team in 1956.
Hank left shortly after and ironically we met up again, 58 years later, in the NRL Museum at Moore Park, Sydney.
Hank was the youngest member of one of the best "pack" of forwards that played in the then Clarence River competition.
He claimed he was probably best remembered as the only player not to score a try in the demolition of Woolgoolga by 122-0 in 1955.
While not many Graftonians will remember the 1956 premiership, it was significant that Bill Dougherty was president and Manly legend Ron Beaumont coach.
A pleasant reconciliation after 58 years.