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Alex Kersey-Brown

29th November 2015, 23:57

Alex Kersey-Brown

Everyone at Wales Rugby League is saddened to hear about the death of former Wales international Alex Kersey-Brown, who died of lung cancer on Monday 23rd November, aged 73.

Everyone at Wales Rugby League is saddened to hear about the death of former Wales international Alex Kersey-Brown, who died of lung cancer on Monday 23rd November, aged 73.

 

Born in Bristol on November 18 1942, he was a Wales Schoolboy rugby union international after spending a lot of his childhood in Penmaenmawr. He also excelled in cricket, athletics and boxing.

 

As a 20-year old, he moved to London Welsh, staying there for five years before switching codes to turn professional with Huddersfield in November 1967. He was a regular at Fartown for his first three seasons but injury blighted the remaining two years of his spell there. He also had a brief spell at Oldham in 1970 where he made three appearances.

 

Heritage number 265, he won two caps for Wales, both in the 1968-69 season, starring a 24-17 win over England in Salford before being on the losing side in a 13-17 defeat to France in Paris.

 

A big fan of London Welsh throughout his life, he was in attendance for their 33-29 win over Cardiff Blues Premiership Select just two days before his passing. Last year he raised almost £1,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Team at Yeovil Hospital for all the support that they gave him.

 

Wales Rugby League’s chairman Brian Juliff said: “I’m always sad to hear about the loss of another Welsh international. We’re really sorry to hear that Alex has lost his long battle with cancer and on behalf of everyone at Wales Rugby League, I would like to send our condolences to Alex’s family and friends at this sad time.”