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BUNNY REILLY BIRTHDAY APPEAL
The Men of League Foundation is proud to partner with the Sydney Roosters to support a great who needs our help.
Barry “Bunny” Reilly has struggled with his health over the past year and is currently receiving dialysis treatment 3 days a week.
In celebration of Bunny’s 74th birthday, the Men of League Foundation stands arm in arm with the Roosters and ask you to stand with us to support Bunny
All funds raised will directly support his ongoing care, so please grant a very special birthday wish for Bunny and donate whatever you can.
YOUR DONATION IS FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Barry “Bunny” Reilly (AKA “The Axe”) is a genuine legend of the game and left nothing on the field for his beloved Roosters during his 198 matches between 1967 and 1979 (excluding the 7 matches he played for Cronulla in 1972).
A member of the Roosters “Team of the Century”, Bunny was a tough enforcer and despite his size, is still considered one of the best one on one defenders that ever played.
Bunny went on to win a premiership with Easts under Jack Gibson in 1974, and made a late appearance in the 1975 grand final win despite carrying a badly corked thigh.
The great Ron Coote best summed up Bunny in an interview with Wide World of Sports, “I played with and against ‘Bunny’ and I can tell you, I much preferred the former. He was only little, but he had this way of driving you under the ribs and rattling your whole body. He got me a beauty once when I played for Souths – I think I can still feel it now.
“Pound for pound, there probably wasn’t a tougher player.”