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SCG to host Tommy Raudonikis Memorial

A public memorial service for Tommy Raudonikis will be held at the SCG at 11am on Monday, April 19.

The NRL announced on Wednesday that, following discussions with the Raudonikis family, the service would go ahead. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys said the service would be a fitting way to honour a great of the game.

"Tommy was one of a kind. He was the people’s champion who reached the pinnacle of our game, it’s fitting the rugby league community will come together on Monday to pay tribute to one of the most popular players in the game’s history," he said.

"We have worked with Tommy’s family to ensure a Memorial that fittingly celebrates a legend of our game."

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Raudonikis died on April 7 at the age of 70. During a stellar playing career, he played 29 Test matches for Australia and was part of the first State of Origin match in 1980.

Once his playing days were over, he coached in both the NRL and State of Origin arenas as well as remaining one of the great characters the game has seen.

Those visiting Monday's memorial service are asked to be at the SCG by 10.30am. No tickets are required.