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Title: ... p114 - Des Drummond comments/memories by ItsaTry

was easily the most exciting player I have ever watched in over 35 years of RL.


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Des (who played 90% of his career at Leigh and only his twighlight at Warrington) was easily the most exciting player I have ever watched in over 35 years of RL.

Modern stats have tries per games played. Des should have had Tries per passes caught. If Des caught the ball everyone in the ground would stand up with anticipation.

His pace was unbelievable (he really was faster than Martin Offiah, ET etc)

But Des wasn't just a supreme athlete, he was also a real hardman.

Although I have many memories of spectacular 90 yard tries, my favourite memory wasn't a try but a tackle.

It was against Hull KR in a Challenge Cup game in the 80s. Leigh were camped on the Hull KR try line, Des on the right wing. A stray Leigh pass on the left side, saw Hartley the pacy Hull KR right winger intercept and set off racing down his own touchline on a 90 metere dash to the Leigh line.

Des set off from the OTHER WING and flew like an exocet missile diagonally across the field to catch him & head-butt the Hull KR winger into touch just before he could ground the ball.

Leigh won that game 18-17 and also won the Championship that same year mainly due to the contribution of 'Superstar' Des Drummond - Leigh & Great Britain Legend.

Appears in the following pages ....P113_Des DRUMMOND
Date of posting ... 29-Jun-2005
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