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Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Posted by TrinTrin on Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:54 pm
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It has been reported that another trinity all time great has died on the 19.8.19 - Gary Cooper, aged 80.
For me this is very sad to me in that I well remember him, with out a doubt he was the best Attacking full back i ever saw, the pace & range of his skills & deceptive running at the defence line was awesome. He also got the Harry Sunderland trophy against HKR final where we were double champions, he toured in 62 when the GB side was the last side to beat the Aussies - winning the Ashes series, they were given no chance but their football won plaudits even from the Aussies.
R.I.P. Gary, up the trin.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:50 am
Posted by cheshirecat57 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:50 am
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Is'nt he Kath Hetheringtons brother?
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:55 am
Posted by Freddie Miller. on Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:55 am
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TrinTrin wrote:
It has been reported that another trinity all time great has died on the 19.8.19 - Gary Cooper, aged 80.
For me this is very sad to me in that I well remember him, with out a doubt he was the best Attacking full back i ever saw, the pace & range of his skills & deceptive running at the defence line was awesome. He also got the Harry Sunderland trophy against HKR final where we were double champions, he toured in 62 when the GB side was the last side to beat the Aussies - winning the Ashes series, they were given no chance but their football won plaudits even from the Aussies.
R.I.P. Gary, up the trin.


Great player as you indicated. I only saw him play for Featherstone as I left England in 1966.

I was living in Aus. when the last GB side to win the Ashes toured. It was in 1970 and I went to all 3 Ashes matches. GB were hammered in the first in Brisbane but won the next 2 played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Incidentally in the 1962 Ashes, Gerry Round the Wakefield fullback played all 3 matches in the win.

R.I.P. Gary.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:18 am
Posted by Two Points on Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:18 am
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Known as Gladys. Another of our greats to leave us this year.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:31 am
Posted by Manuel on Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:31 am
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Different rules but I remember him in a kicking duel with the opposition full backs at Belle Vue. The two teams just stuck in the middle. He was brilliant.
R.I.P.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:41 am
Posted by Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo on Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:41 am
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Saw him many times but I have a faint overriding memory of him scoring a try for us during the old Wills Embassy Sevens at Headingley, maybe very late 60s early 70s. Running under the sticks from well out and constantly glancing back over his shoulder at the chasing pack. We might have even won it that year?
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:51 am
Posted by Fishermanscap on Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:51 am
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cheshirecat57 wrote:
Is'nt he Kath Hetheringtons brother?


Rings a bell. Way before my time but what a cool name, wasn't there an actor called the same? RIP but as with most from that era, a life well-lived.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:56 am
Posted by phe13 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:56 am
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cheshirecat57 wrote:
Is'nt he Kath Hetheringtons brother?


Indeed he is.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:25 am
Posted by thebeagle on Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:25 am
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Remember him saying he would win the Harry Sunderland trophy on Look North . He did! A tremendous attacking full back . Silky skills a joy to watch. RIP Gary.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Posted by trinity374 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:49 pm
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Without doubt the best attacking FB I ever saw. A pleasure to watch him, thanks for the memories Gary and RIP.
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