John Raper’s 78th birthday celebration
John Raper MBE celebrated his 78th birthday on Wednesday 12 April. He enjoyed a pleasant lunch with family, friends and former team-mates at the Prince Hotel, Kirrawee in Sydney’s south.
Among the footballers present were John’s fellow Immortal and Team of the Century member, Graeme Langlands MBE (45 Tests, 227 games with St. George), as well as Tony Brown (10 Tests, 121 games with Newtown), John Riley (1 Test, 53 games with St. George), Kevin Considine (138 games with Newtown) and Peter Ryan (120 games with Newtown). The occasion was arranged by John’s wife Carol, who recently completed a successful chemo treatment.