Peter Diversi

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Peter Diversi
Personal information
Full namePeter Diversi
Born(1932-04-05)5 April 1932
Died22 January 2018(2018-01-22) (aged 85)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Lock, Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1952–55 North Sydney 63933093
1958–62 Manly-Warringah 6784032
Total13017370125
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1952–56 New South Wales 100204
1954–55 Australia 52006
1952–53 NSW City 20000
1956 NSW Country 10000
Source: [1] Whiticker/Hudson

Peter Diversi (5 April 1932 [1] – 22 January 2018) [2] was an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played for North Sydney and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, [3] New South Wales and for the Australian national side.

Career

A lock forward, he played two Tests for Australia in 1954-55 and fourteen matches for New South Wales in 1952-56. A feared defender and tireless worker Diversi played 63 games for the Bears before moving to play for Gundagai and later Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles between 1958 and 1962.

Diversi retired from Sydney football and finished his career at Kurri Kurri, in the Newcastle competition. [4]

Diversi married the sister of fellow North Sydney player Kevin Price. Kevin's son Ray Price followed in his uncle's footsteps, becoming one of the great locks in the history of the game during the 1970s and 1980s.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Peter Diversi - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org.
  2. "Vale, Peter Diversi". National Rugby League. 22 January 2018.
  3. Whiticker/Hudson "The Encyclopedia Of Rugby League Players (1995 Edition) ( ISBN   1875169571)