Roy Bell (rugby league)

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Roy Bell
Personal information
Full name Roy Bell
Born (1984-08-30) 30 August 1984 (age 29)
Sydney, Australia
Weight 65 kg (10 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–2005 South Sydney Rabbitohs 9 7 1 0 30
Source: Yesterday's Hero

Roy Bell (born (1984-08-30) 30 August 1984 (age 29) in Sydney) is an Australian former rugby league player who enjoyed a brief career with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, play at Wing. Despite scoring 7-tries in only 9-games Bell retired from rugby league at the age of only 20. He was released from his South Sydney contract to return to the North Coast of NSW in 2005 after not adjusting to life in Sydney and becoming homesick.[1]

In this time Bell developed a cult following among rugby league fans because of his tiny frame and his skinny (even relative to his body) legs. At 65 kg Bell was even smaller than Preston Campbell (74 kg), another Aboriginal player famed for his slight frame.[2] His ability to tackle players twice his size was seen as a throwback to the days of Norm Provan and Arthur Summons.

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Roy Bell now plays with NRRRL team Northern United and fathers 7 children.