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Legendary ex-rugby league coach Arthur Bunting dies

Bunting coached the black and whites Credit: Hull FC

Legendary rugby league coach Arthur Bunting has died at the age of 80.

Bunting, who was born in Hemsworth and grew up in Featherstone, made his name at Hull FC, guiding the club to just about every trophy and major final between 1978 and 1985.

Speaking on behalf of Hull FC, Executive Director, James Clark said: “This is a very sad day for everyone connected with the club as we lose one of the finest people to ever be associated with Hull FC.

“His record as a coach speaks for itself, unprecedented success and deservedly recognised as the man responsible for overseeing a golden era in the club’s history.

However, for all those who knew him around the club, his close friends and former team mates, he is remembered as the perfect gentleman, kind and supportive, and a genuine rugby league fan with a brilliant sense of humour. He had a smile for everyone.

His love for the sport and the club was infectious, whilst his humility and modesty for a man of such stature in our history was admirable and perhaps it never truly hit home how respected and adored he still is today.

– James Clark