Vale Tommy Raudonikis 1950-2021

The great Tommy Raudonikis has passed away today, aged 70. The great halfback played 239 first grade games, 202 for Western Suburbs and 37 for Newtown, he also represented New South Wales and Australia. Raudonikis coached Western Suburbs from 1995-1999.

The inventor of the infamous call of 'Cattle Dog' in State of Origin, been a motivator for NSW in origin camps and one the most popular characters in rugby league.

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  • Such a great character of the game.

    RIP great man!

  • RIP- one things for sure he would've put up a brave fight.

    Such a huge hearted player and character to match.

  • "Cattledog".  RIP

  • One of the greatest characters the game has ever had and a  champion of a man . RIP Tommy .

  • A passionate Rugby League identity who left a lot to those who lived through his career. Too young to go at 71

    • If ever there was a definition of a "westie" Tommy does it. Great innings Tommy, well played RIP.

  • RIP Tommy, the worlds down a good man today.

  • RIP Tommy. A great character of the game.

  • I remember around 1977/78 Parts were to play Western Suburbs. Caroline Jones had a small segment on Rugby League on the ABC on Friday mornings, and she interviewed Graham Murray and another Parts player ( I can't remember who it was.

    Caroline suggested to GM that Tommy was pretty tough and asked if he was concerned.  GM joked and said something like, "gee I hope he dosen't hurt me".

    Well - Tommy belted GM from pillar to post that game.

  • I remember around 1977/78 Parra were to play Western Suburbs. Caroline Jones had a small segment on Rugby League on the ABC on Friday mornings. She interviewed Graham Murray and another Parra player about the upcoming game.

    Caroline mentioned to Graham Murray how tough Tommy was. GM joked and said something like "gee I hope he dosen't hurt me"

    Well - Tommy belted GM from pillar to post that game 

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