Rocky CavanaghRoderick 'Rocky' Cavanagh has passed away.
For those that dont know of him he was one of three people, along with Brian Elliston and John Ackland, involved with the Mt Albert Rugby League club who drafted the first letter to the then NSWFRL and Australian Rugby League Chairman Ken Arthurson about the possibility of an Auckland team joining the Australian competition.
They decided to go straight to Arthurson instead of through proper channels like Auckland Rugby League or the New Zealand Rugby League because they thought if they did the idea would never have achieved any traction.
While the real leg work was done by others, the Warriors and its fans owe Rocky a small debt of gratitude for his involvement in bringing about this team we all support. Without his, Elliston and Acklands bold approach we may not have had the opportunity to explore having a team at all.
REST IN PEACE ROCKY...