The Newtown Jets celebrated the extraordinary life of Tommy Raudonikis, local legend, Australian half-back and captain, at a "Thank Tommy Game" at Henson Park last month. Thousands of passionate Jets fans filled the stands and Hill for the commemorative game between Newtown Jets and Newcastle Knights. An inner west legend on and off the field, Tommy's 30 year career saw him captaining the Western Suburbs club from 1971-1979 and Newtown Jets from 1980-82, while also representing Australia at over 40 international games. To farewell Tommy, the Number 7 was emblazoned on the grass at the grounds, while his 1981 number 7 Newtown Jets jersey was carried onto the field by former teammates Col Murphy and Johnny Lewis. Sporting tributes were held across Sydney to honour one of rugby league's most beloved characters, with a minute's silence observed at all Round 5 NRL matches. Thank you to Stuart McCarthy, Glen Dwyer, Johnny Lewis and John Trad for organising a wonderful send off for Tommy and my deepest condolences to Tommy's family and partner Trish. Vale, Tommy.