|Full name||Peter Sommerville Provan|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Died||13 May 2010
Cronulla, New South Wales
He primarily played at Lock. Provan and his older brother, Norm Provan, are the only pair of brothers to lead grand-final winning teams on victory laps of the Sydney Cricket Ground; Peter Provan with Balmain and Norm Provan with St. George.
Provan signed with Balmain in 1960 where he appeared in three grand finals during his nine-seasons with the club. He captained the team to one grand-final win, in 1969, against South Sydney and retired at the end of the season.
As part of the Australian Centenary of Rugby League celebrations in April 2008, Peter Provan and John Sattler, captains of the 1969 grand final teams, carried the ball onto the Sydney Cricket Ground before the Wests Tigers and South Sydney match as the last leg of a ball-relay from Birchgrove Oval to the SCG.
After a long illness, Provan died in Sydney on 13 May 2010.
At the time of his death Balmain Tigers Chairman David Trodden released the following statement: "The Tigers have lost one of the most famous and most respected figures in the history of our club. He led us to perhaps our greatest Grand Final win ever. For that reason alone, he will always have a very special place in our memory".
- Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 444. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1.
- Brad Forrest (12 February 2008). "Immortal designate: Raper pushes for Provan ahead of Andrew Johns". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 2008-04-20.[dead link]
- Canberra Times "Ready To Battle the Kiwis." Article and Photo 08/06/1963 (page 40)
- ARL Annual Report 2005, page 54
- Ray Chesterton (19 April 2008). "Satts in jaw-dropping switch". The Herald Sun. Retrieved 2008-04-20.