[Article 14728]Vale Wayne MERRY

Wayne Merry Wests player number 660 (1970)


A talented Centre and Utility back, Bugs played 65 games for our Club in all grades including 17 1st Grade games during the years 1970 to 1972.His teammates recall him playing well above his weight and knew how to score a try…11 in fact during his 3 seasons with the Magpies


Bugsy also had the distinction of representing NSW Police team many times in the 70’s & 80’s.  


Wayne at the 2018 PPM reunion


Below is a tribute from the NSW Police RL Facebook page

Bugs, a formidable half back played police footy for many years throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He represented NSW Police in several representative teams including tours of NZ and the ACT.
Bugs played 1st Grade for Wests Magpies and signed for Penrith Panthers before injury cut short his 1st grade career.
He was a talented musician who was a mate to many.
Thanks Bugs for your service as a Police Officer and for your contribution to NSWPRL
NSWPRL State representative team 1980 - NSW Police Rugby League
1980 NSW Police RL Team
Wayne far left front row

 Wayne Merry RIP


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