The South Sydney Rabbitohs are mourning the passing of former Rabbitohs player, Colin Dunn, who passed away last weekend aged 80.

Mr Dunn was born on 18 February, 1943, in Wollongong, playing in the Wollongong competition and playing in many Illawarra representative teams before transferring to South Sydney as a fullback in the 1965 season.

Mr Dunn, South Sydney first grade player number 534, played 82 grade games for South Sydney between 1965-69 including 12 first grade games.

Mr Dunn captained two premiership sides in reserve and third grade back in the 1960's where his win ratio as captain was 82%, before returning to Wollongong where he continued playing until 1980 winning the first grade playing front row. Former Rabbitohs player Paul Sait was the coach of that side.

Mr Dunn later coached Jamberoo and then in 1997 he coached Camden Haven to their first victory in over 40 years, on the Mid North coast, whose last premiership coach was another Rabbitoh, Johnny Graves.

Mr Dunn had three sons who played Rugby League - Bradley (NSW under 17s CHS representative) Anthony (West Wollongong first grade) and Adam (NSW under 15s CHS and Illawarra Presidents Cup captain.

On behalf of everyone associated with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, we offer and deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends or Mr Colin Dunn.

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