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The NSWRL was deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of True Blue, Dave Grimmond.

A lightning-fast winger and uncompromising defender, Grimmond was born in the Riverina district at Narrandera and was schooled at St Edmund’s College in Canberra.

He started his career in rugby union and in 1963 earned the tag of champion sprinter after recording 10 seconds flat over 100 yards at the Country Athletics Championships.

He represented the Wallabies in one Test in 1964 before a series of injuries and failure to gain further national honours prompted him to switch codes in 1968. He played Rugby League with Queanbeyan United, later turning down an offer to join Penrith after their admission into the competition in 1967.

He gained representative honours in 1970 after being selected to be part of the NSW team that beat Queensland in a four-game series, with his highlight being two tries in the 34-8 win in Game Three.

His son David inherited his father’s sporting prowess after representing the ACT, Canberra Kookaburras and Australia 7s in rugby union.

The NSWRL passes on its sincere condolences to Grimmond’s family and friends.

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