One of Australia’s greatest rugby league players, Johnny Gleeson, died today just four days short of his 83rd birthday.
Gleeson, a brilliant five eighth, toured Britain and France with the 1963 and 1967 Kangaroos.
Originally from Chinchilla, Gleeson played for Brothers and Wynnum-Manly in Brisbane after representing Toowoomba in the Bulimba Cup.
He had been battling ill-health for some time.
I will file a more detailed obituary in the coming days.