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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are mourning former player Bob Honeysett who passed away on Monday 4 December 2017 at Wyee on New South Wales’ Central Coast from prostate cancer at the age of 84.

Mr Honeysett played his junior football with the South Sydney Fernleighs, and was a member of Souths' 1953 winning Presidents Cup team and played grade for the Rabbitohs from 1953-57, playing 73 grade games including 52 first grade games. His South Sydney First Grade Player Number was 423.

He played 30 first grade games with the North Sydney Bears in 1958-59 and represented NSW against Queensland four times. He was possibly the first Indigenous captain of NSW in 1959, and was playing for Wagga Magpies when called into the state side for a fourth time in 1962.

Mr Honeysett was also a good cricketer, and also played A Grade basketball, learning his skills at the old Moore Park Playground.

Mr Honeysett’s funeral service is to be held on Monday 11 December 2017 at noon at Palmdale Lawn Cemetery, 57 Palmdale Road, Palmdale.

On behalf of everyone connected with the Rabbitohs we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bob Honeysett.