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    Just heard he as died today. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doghead View Post
    Just heard he as died today. RIP.
    Very good player. Condolences to his family.

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    Sad news. An old schoolmate of my dad's, and they'd always have a chat when they met up. Great player, too.

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    Not many of the 1961 Challenge Cup winning side left now

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    Not many of the 1961 Challenge Cup winning side left now
    the side that lives in my memory, like it was yesterday.

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    Very sad news, I never saw him play but he was a genuinely nice guy. R.I.P

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    RIP Austin, condolences to his family. His daughter took citizenship in Australia wearing her Dad`s old touring playing shirt.
    I worked (if that`s the correct term) with him at Cowley Hill in the fitters shop, good times for a young apprentice back then always some fun been had with Austin one of the ring leaders.

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    Such sad news, RIP Austin, condolences to his Family, his Son played for us at St Helens YMCA Under 16's RL scrum half, we had a good side then players from West Park, Cowley, Central Modern & Parr Central. As others have said more and more have passed since that 1966 Cup Final, what a game

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    R I P and condolences to his family , I know there are others on here who watched him play as I did and it makes it even more sad , when you watch young lads come into a team and you know they are going to be really good .

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    Very sad news, I never met him but heard nothing but good from players who played with him against him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends R.I.P.

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    R.I.P, one of the best to come out of town. He was held in high regard by my Dad and that was high regard indeed!

    Another of the greats have passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    Not many of the 1961 Challenge Cup winning side left now
    He was also a very young member of the side that won the cup for the first time in 1956.

    R.I.P

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    I’ve been told he was a good ‘un, by all accounts a really nice bloke as well.

    RIP.
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    God bless you Austin . Rest in peace my friend .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tez the Saint View Post
    I’ve been told he was a good ‘un, by all accounts a really nice bloke as well.

    RIP.
    I didn't know him personally but he was a very good 6. We never really replaced him for a couple of years until we got Frank Myler from Widnes, who was world class.

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    I remember taking my young brother to watch the saints he was that small he had to stand on my fishing stool to see over the concrete barrier that was all round the pitch, during the game Austin had a shot at goal from a free kick the ball hit my brother knocking him off the stool Austin run over from around fifty yards away to apologize and to make sure our kid was o.k. he was a real gent

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    Before my time but R.I.P. Well respected chap & a great player I have been told. St. Austin's lad?
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    His biography is titled "A lad from Donkey Common" and is still available from the publisher London League Publications. Visit www.llpshop.co.uk and click on books and biographies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glee View Post
    His biography is titled "A lad from Donkey Common" and is still available from the publisher London League Publications. Visit www.llpshop.co.uk and click on books and biographies.
    Thanks for that glee , just added to my kindle . Really looking forward looking back on my early days in tatty heath & fishing on the dam ,which is just higher up the road from were Austin was born .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallaght Tiger View Post
    RIP Austin, condolences to his family. His daughter took citizenship in Australia wearing her Dad`s old touring playing shirt.
    I worked (if that`s the correct term) with him at Cowley Hill in the fitters shop, good times for a young apprentice back then always some fun been had with Austin one of the ring leaders.
    RIP Austin,used to speak to him very often at cowley hill when he would venture on to the furnaces for a bit of hotwork,a very good player and goal kicker,a true gent.

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