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Provan part of Raiders folklore

Posted By: Raidercast
October 14, 2021, 05:29:13 PM
John McIntyre has paid his respects to the great Norm Provan following his death. The former Canberra Raiders chief executive was full of admiration for Provan, but it was his partner Arthur Summons who McIntyre had the most to do with. Provan was immortalised, not only as an NRL Immortal, but on the NRL premiership trophy - the Provan-Summons Trophy. It's an iconic representation of "The Gladiators" photograph of the pair embracing after the 1963 grand final - caked in mud after Provan's St George had beaten Summons' Western Suburbs. It was used as the design for the Winfield Cup, which the Green Machine infamously dropped and broke following their 1989 premiership win.

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