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:  https://twitter.com/BadlyDrawnRL

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. 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 on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

Comments

  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*

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