Rugby league has paid its respects to the previous Nice Britain winger Des Drummond, who has died on the age of 63. The RFL led the tributes, saying the 24-cap Lion was “a participant whose brilliance, athleticism and character transcended the game”.
Born in Jamaica, Drummond made his identify at Leigh, incomes a contract with the membership after he and his dad and mom adopted brother Alva over to England. He made 280 appearances for the membership and gained the title with them in 1982.
“Leigh Centurions are devastated to listen to of the passing of Des Drummond,” stated the membership. “Our ideas exit to his household and pals. Des was a celebrity whose brilliance created so many recollections and a humble, modest and much-loved particular person.”
Drummond would go on to grow to be an all-time nice at Warrington too, captaining the aspect and profitable the Regal Trophy towards Bradford in 1991. “The membership is deeply shocked and saddened to listen to of the passing of former participant Des Drummond,” stated Warrington, who held a minute’s silence for Drummond earlier than their pleasant with Wigan on Saturday.
Drummond additionally made a splash exterior of rugby league, ending second within the BBC’s Superstars and posting a 100m time that may have certified him for the 1984 Olympics.