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Rugby league great Tommy Raudonikis dies age 70

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Australian rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis has died, aged 70.

One of the game's great characters, Raudonikis lost his long battle cancer.

A tough halfback for Wests and Newtown, Raudonikis played 24 matches for NSW and 20 Tests for Australia.

He captained the Jets in the 1981 grand final and coached NSW to a State of Origin series win.

Raudonikis was inducted into the NRL Hall of Fame in 2008.

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