St George legend, Tim Allan passes

Tim Allan, a member of the 1938 Reserve Grade premiers has sadly passed away in Wauchope this week at the age of 84.

Mr Allan played fullback in the first ever Dragons team to win a premiership when St George defeated Balmain 9-6 to decide the 1938 Reserve Grade premiership. He also played Third Grade football and appeared in two First Grade games in 1939.

The 1938 Reserve Grade champions boasted a star-studded line-up and over shadowed an ordinary year from the last-placed first graders - a season which long-time Saints official, Horrie Maher described as 'the turning of the tide'.