Sad news today at the passing of Ferris Ashton, Roosters legend and one of the true characters in Rugby League. According to the Daily Telegraph:
Born in Darlinghurst in 1926, he served in the Navy during World War II and after returning played 84 games for the Eastern Suburbs from 1950-1956.
He also captained Easts and was captain-coach in 1954 as well as representing NSW and Australia.
But there was even more to his story.
A middleweight boxing champion in the navy, he was also an outstanding cricketer, good enough to score a first grade century for Waverley in a game against St George in 1953.
But rugby league was his game.
Famous for his work with Rex Mossop on “Controversy Corner” back in the day, he’ll be missed. Vale Ferris Ashton.