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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are mourning the passing of Mr Wally Watsford who passed away on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Watsford is a former player with the Rabbitohs between the years of 1961 and 1963, playing 34 grade games with the Club including three first grade games.

Mr Watsford went on to become a successful lower grades coach with the Rabbitohs, taking the men in red and green to premiership glory in reserve grade in 1983, a side that included future first grade stars such as Ross Harrington, Les Davidson, Ken Stewart, Craig Coleman, Nathan Gibbs, Michael Andrews and Mark Ellison.

Mr Watsford was inducted as a Life Member of the South Sydney Football Club in 1985 for his services to the Rabbitohs.

Survived by his wife Barbara and their family, with regular visits from Rabbitohs friends over the years including players like Les Biles, the South Sydney Rabbitohs offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr Wally Watsford at this difficult time.

Mr Watsford’s funeral will be held at Tweed Heads Crematorium on Monday 31 July at 11:30am.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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