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    Posted: 27 October 2017 at 9:38am
I hadn't heard of him before but interesting article on the BBC:


When in the Army he was apparently picked for a rugby game just "for being Welsh" and it all started from there!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Brain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 October 2017 at 11:24am
Embararassed to say I'd not heard of him either.

Powerful story fair play, sounds like he was made of tough stuff.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reesytheexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 October 2017 at 11:34am
Yes he was a great in league and achieved so much as a black guy with all that prejudice. I hadn’t realised he had died though and so young in his early 40,s
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LLANDRE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2017 at 10:42am
His son Anthony was a very good winger who played for the Welsh rugby league team
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RR1972 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2017 at 10:11am
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

His son Anthony was a very good winger who played for the Welsh rugby league team
 
And he got a cap for us in union during his stint with Cardiff,
 
His old man was class according to lge fans, wales had some great leg players him boston lewis jones etc
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2017 at 7:48pm
Yes, a brilliant player - I remember seeing him on TV, almost certainly with Eddie Waring commentating in his inimitable style and accent. (I had completely forgotten that Sullivan died so young - a real shame.)

Other great Welsh RL players of the era (more or less) were Llanelli's own Lewis Jones, and Billy Boston - another superb coloured player from Cardiff.
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