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Tributes following the death of Leigh Centurions legend

Dick Breare was Leigh Centurions' second oldest surviving player Credit: Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions has led the tributes following the death of the club's oldest surviving player, Dick Breare.

Mr Breare, who was 93, first played the for the Rugby League club in October 1939. He died suddenly on Sunday.

He served in the Royal Navy during the Battle of the Atlantic and on D-Day and returned to the sport after the Second World War,

He went on to make 69 appearances for Leigh, scoring 4 tries and kicking 86 goals, enjoying a good run in the first team during the 1950-51 season, when he scored two tries and kicked 53 goals in 27 games.

Mr Breare finished his professional career with a spell at Widnes after a £300 transfer in November 1952, kicking five goals in seven games before hanging up his boots.

The club said he continued to take a great interest in the Leigh club and lived locally.


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