Rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis dies aged 70

ONE of rugby league’s most loved characters, Tommy Raudonikis, has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

The former NSW and Australian champion reportedly died in a Gold Coast hospital on Wednesday morning.

The 70-year-old had been battling throat cancer after previously fighting testicular cancer after suffering a quadruple heart surgery.


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It’s believed he was with his wife, Trish Brown, when he passed away this morning.

The pair had been living on the Gold Coast for a number of years.

Raudonikis played 24 matches for NSW and 20 Tests for Australia. He also played at halfback for both Wests and Newtown, suiting up for the Jets in the 1981 grand final.

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What a great player. Tommy bought in the biff he was such a gusty player he would take on anyone especially in state of origin. Rest in peace Tommy you are now with your grandson.Tommy you will always be in our hearts.