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Vale Arthur Summons

The Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) has paid tribute to Rugby League icon Arthur Summons, who passed away last night.

Summons enjoyed a successful Club career with the Western Suburbs Magpies and represented City, Sydney, New South Wales and Australia.

Summons captained Australia in five games – all of which were undefeated. Summons represented Australia 27 times between 1961 and 1964.

The former Magpies halfback earned a place in the NRL Hall of Fame and features on the Telstra Premiership trophy alongside St George Immortal Norm Provan from the famous photograph taken in the 1963 Grand Final.

RLPA Chief Executive Officer, Clint Newton, paid tribute to Summons today.

“We have lost a true icon of Rugby League in Arthur and he will be greatly missed by many,” Newton said.

“Arthur was small in stature but made a giant contribution to the game of Rugby League.

“The iconic Provan Summons trophy that epitomises sportsmanship, respect and effort will ensure Arthur’s legacy is rightfully protected.

“On behalf of the RLPA and our members, I pass on our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Arthur.”