Almanac (Pure) Art: Badly Drawn Rugby League’s ‘Nev Hornery (with Brian Davies)’




I don’t know who Badly Drawn Rugby League is but I spotted him (?) on Twitter and I immediately though, “This is art.”  Here’s his Twitter handle:



I requested Badly do a drawing of Nev Hornery and he was out of the blocks like Larry Corowa.


Nev Hornery was the ultimate utility – lock, second row, five eighth. He could even pot a field goal. He played for Wynnum-Manly, my team in the BRL, in the `70s, before Wynnum opened the cheque book and snagged all those Origin players.









You can read a fine article about Nev Hornery from the QRL website HERE.


Brian Davies played at Brothers and a couple of Sydney clubs. He was a regular member of the Australian team in the 1950s. Read more about Brian HERE.







Read more Almanac Rugby League HERE



To return to our Footy Almanac home page click HERE.



Our writers are independent contributors. The opinions expressed in their articles are their own. They are not the views, nor do they reflect the views, of Malarkey Publications.



Do you enjoy the Almanac concept?

And want to ensure it continues in its current form, and better? To help things keep ticking over please consider making your own contribution.



Become an Almanac (annual) member – CLICK HERE.

One-off financial contribution – CLICK HERE.

Regular financial contribution (monthly EFT) – CLICK HERE.



About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Kevin Densley says

    Visual art (whether it be painting, drawing, sculpture, design, whatever) and sport is almost invariably an interesting combination – good to be reminded of this, JTH. Thanks.

  2. Kevin Densley says

    Correction: *are almost invariably*

Leave a Comment