The NSWRL has been saddened to hear of the passing of True Blue Tony Paskins and would like to extend its condolences to his family and friends.

Paskins played five games for NSW from 1959-62 including three against Queensland and two against touring teams (New Zealand and Great Britain). He was captain for four of those games including the match against Great Britain.

Paskins was regarded as one of the best centres to emerge after World War 2 but never represented Australia after being recruited to play for Workington Town in England where he won the Challenge Cup Final in 1952.

He returned to Australia and played 52 games for Eastern Suburbs between 1955-58 where he scored 13 tries and kicked 100 goals for the club. He also spent time at Oberon in Western NSW and later as captain-coach of Manly-Warringah and Forster in Northern NSW.

Paskins returned to coach Eastern Suburbs in 1973 following the departure of Don Furner to coach Queanbeyan.