Peter Diversi by Barry Ross
Former Test forward, Peter Diversi, is in Gosford Hospital with a bad case of ulcerated toes. Now aged 82, Peter was admitted last Friday 21 November.
He has had the problem with his toes for three months or so and his situation has not improved during this time. Peter played five Tests for Australia in 1954 and 1955, as well as being a member of the Australian team for the first World Cup which was held in France in 1954.
Originally from the Wollongong area, Peter joined North Sydney in 1952 and played 63 first grade matches in his four seasons with
the Bears. In 1956 he was captain/coach at Gundagai, but returned to Sydney, signing with Manly in 1958 for five seasons. With the Sea Eagles, he played 67 first grade games, including the 1959 Grand Final against St. George.
Peter also represented NSW in 10 games, played for City Firsts twice and made one appearance for Country Firsts in 1956. Peter would love to see any old friends or team-mates who had the time to visit him in hospital.