Roy Masters | April 7, 2021
Tommy Raudonikis, perhaps rugby league’s most loved character, has died after a long battle with cancer.
The former Australian halfback and captain was with his partner Trish Brown when he passed away at 7.15am on Wednesday in a Gold Coast hospital, only six days short of his 71st birthday.
Rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis has died after a long battle with cancer.CREDIT:PAUL HARRIS
“Tommy Terrific”, as he was known to his fans at Western Suburbs Magpies and Newtown, had been plagued with bad health for nearly thirty years, fighting testicular cancer, enduring a quadruple bypass, combating neck and throat cancer and ailments of the back and shoulders. Yet he fought on until cancer finally did to him what a legion of English, French, and New Zealand players could not.