[Article 9657]Vale Dick Small.




Dick Small at the 2018 PPM reunion.



Dick Small was graded at Wests in 1957 he played 2 Reserve and 8 Third grade games that year.

1957 third grade wests


In 1958 Dick was a member of the 1958 President’s Cup winning team.

1958 nsw v gb cover

1958 team list gb v sydney

GB 19 beat Syd 10

1958 PC wests v balmain

The Semi was played before the Great Britain V N.S.W. game.

Wests 10 beat Balmain 8.

1958 first test cover

1958 first test team

Aust 25 beat G.B 8

1958 final program

 The Final was played on the 14th June at the SCG before the First Test GB v Australia.

Wests 14 beat Norths Sydney 10.

1958 new photo

Team photo 1958.

In 2018 the team was honoured at the PPM Reunion on the 60th anniversary.

1958 p cup 1

Rick Wayde, Dave, Dick Small, Pat Hickey, John Rochester and John Hayes.

5 of the Grand Final Team at the 2018 PPM reunion.


Dick went back to grade at Wests and played in 10 Third Grade games that year.

1959 wests v souths

1960, 61 and 1962.

Dick played the next 3 years at Souths 1960, 1961 and 1962.

1960 3 grade souths v wests

In 1960 Dick played 5 Third Grade games.

1961 souths v wests

In 1961 Dick played 9 Third Grade games.

1962 souths v parra.

In 1962 Dick played 1 Reserve Grade and 3 Third Grade games.

1963 and 1964.

In 1963 Dick join Penrith and played in the new Second Division Competition for 2 seasons.

In 1963 the Competition was then called The Inter – District Competition.

1963 arncliffe scotts

The Penrith and Arncliffe Scots game was played at the old Penrith Showground.

1964 r grade final penrith v kingsford

In 1964 Dick was playing in the Penrith Reserve garde team that reached the Semi Final and Final.

1964 r grade GF Penrith v Wenty

Unfortunately for Dick and his team mates Wenty 12 beat Penrith 9.

Dick at the age of 30 made a comeback and Capitan coached the Ryde – Eastwood Reserve Grade Team.

1968 ryde eastwood

1968 ryde eastwood try score

1968 ryde eastwood team.

Dick was a regular at our Reunions & had been intending to attend the 2019 function.


Dick at the 2016 PPM reunion.


Dick and former team mate Pat Hickey at the 2014 PPM reunion.

Vale Dick Small.


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Dick outside the Maroubra Surf Club with his PPM tie on.


NOTE. Thanks to Michael Curin from Souths History for his help with this Vale.



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