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Encyclopedia > Norm Provan

Norm 'Sticks' Provan was an Australian rugby league player. He was a second-row forward with the St. George Dragons during their 11 year consecutive premiership winning run from 1956 to 1966. He was a representative in the Australian national team in 1954 and from 1956 to 1960 earning 14 test and 2 World Cup caps. Rugby league is a team sport, played by two teams of 13 players. ... A rugby league team consists of thirteen players plus four substitutes. ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... Australia team jersey The Australian national rugby league side represents Australia at rugby league. ...

Provan holds the club record of 284 games for the Dragons between 1951 and 1965 and played in the 1st ten of the Grand Final victories and was captain coach for four.

In 1963 he and Arthur Summons were immortalised in John O'Gready's award winning photo 'The Gladiators' which later became the model for the New South Wales Rugby League premiership competition trophies of the 1990s and into the 21st century. The shot of the mud caked Provan and Summons leaving the Sydney Cricket Ground in congratulatory embrace after the St George v Wests Grand Final captures the essence of Rugby League wherein a little man can compete against the bigger man and where sporting respect and camaraderie follow epic struggle. NSW Rugby League (1908-1994) Logo The New South Wales Rugby League premiership was a rugby league competition run between 1908 and 1994. ... The Western Suburbs Magpies are a Rugby League club in Sydney, Australia. ...



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