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Cas rugby hero is laid to rest

Funeral of former Castleford and Wakefield rugby league star, Tony Dean.
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Funeral of former Castleford and Wakefield rugby league star, Tony Dean. p302v431

Rugby stars from the past joined family and friends at the funeral of former Castleford player Tony Dean last week.

Mr Dean, who played for Castleford between 1969 and 1973 before going on to coach Wakefield for two years in the 1980s, died last month at the age of 65.

His son Lee, 27, said: “He was not just a brilliant rugby league player but he was a top dad as well.

“He’d do anything for anybody and would drop everything to hep people out.

“I know it’s a cliche but he rerally was the best dad in the world.”

Former rugby league players from the 1970s and 1980s joined Mr Dean’s relatives and friends for the service at St Cuthbert’s Church, in Ackworth on Friday.

Mr Dean, of Watering Troughs, Ackworth, made 30 appearances for Castleford before going on to play for Hunslet and Hull.

He was also part of Hull’s 1982 Challenge Cup winning team which famously defeated Widnes after a replay.

 

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