Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

SAD TIME FOR CLUB; Brothers Rugby League Legend Remembered as the 'Glue'

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

SAD TIME FOR CLUB; Brothers Rugby League Legend Remembered as the 'Glue'

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Byline: Nick Kossatch nick.kossatch@gladstoneobserver.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: Gladstone Brothers have lost one of their favourite sons Brendan Ibbotson, but his memories are sure to live in the hearts of those who had the pleasure of playing with or against him.

Ibbotson, who died last week at the age of 44, was a talented half-back and played in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

He also had a stint with Norths Devils in the Queensland Cup competition.

Shaun Corson-Crook, who played alongside Ibbotson, said he was one of those people who always attracted friends.

"He was a very good footballer who wasn't afraid to try stuff," Corson-Crook said.

"He was absolutely a bit of a larrikin who had a big influence on and off the footy field."

Corson-Crook said Ibbotson was the consummate family man who "would do anything for anyone".

Ibbotson moved to Perth after he finished playing and was the managing director/owner at Ibbotson Electrical Drafting. …

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