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Title: ... p27 - Kevin Ryan - memories of schooldays with Kandos by Dave Gough, Brisbane

which drew the response from Ryan, as the scrum broke up.."Not bad, yours is to come."


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Dave Gough, Brisbane

Brisbane Broncos



Kenin Ryan as a student at Nudgee College where the boxing ring took pride of place with the exception of the First 15, won the Year 10 boxing title only to maintain he would win if put against the year 11 and year 12 champions for that same year.

The Christian Brothers did match him and he won.

Ryan would win the heavy weight Qld title two years after leaving school and was down to represent Australia in the Olympic Games in boxing when a Christian Brother refused him boxing coaching saying,"Your brain is too good"

Ryan went to St. George instead and only an uninformed footballer was foolish enough to through him a punch.

There was the odd occasion; one such occasion, Ryan took a full blooded punch which had its origines from the 'back of burke' and which drew the response from Ryan, as the scrum broke up.."Not bad, yours is to come." 

Then there was the bulldog forward late to training..Ryan decken him.

This same giant of a man in body had the same size soul..teaching religion in the State School system of Sydney.

The reporter from the SMH who wrote of Ryan, "The only man he had ever met, upon whose shoulders you can confortably have breakfast' had sound perceptions.

God Bless you "Tick" "Kandos" Ryan, may your recovery be forever.

Appears in the following pages ....P27_Kevin RYAN
Date of posting ... 02-Jun-2008
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