Laidley Burge

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Laidley Burge (1897-1990) was a Rugby League player in New South Wales during the 1910s and 1920s.

Career[edit]

He played 7 seasons and 64 first grade games for the Glebe Dirty Reds between 1916 and 1922, many of them alongside his brother Frank Burge.

He and Frank formed a front-row partnership in the Glebe side that contested the 1922 NSWRL Grand final against North Sydney. He retired from rugby league after that game.

Death[edit]

Laidley Burge died on 17 September 1990, age 93 at his home at Gold Coast, Queensland and was the last of the famous Burge brothers to die.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Andrews, Malcolm (2006) The ABC of Rugby League, Austn Broadcasting Corpn, Sydney
  • Whiticker, Alan (2004) Captaining the Kangaroos, New Holland, Sydney
  • Whiticker, Alan & Hudson, Glen (2006) The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Gavin Allen Publishing, Sydney
  • Whiticker, Alan & Collis, Ian (2006) The History of Rugby League Clubs, New Holland, Sydney
  • Heads, Ian & Middleton, David (2008) A Centenary of Rugby League, MacMillan, Sydney.
  • Howell, Max (2005) Born to Lead: Wallaby Test Captains, Celebrity Books, Auckland, NZ.