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Dragons mourn loss of Laurie Doust

25/10/2005 07:39:37 PM Comments (0)

St George Illawarra on Tuesday farewelled Laurie Doust, an administrator instrumental in the Dragons' run of 11 consecutive premierships.

The former St George club director and leagues club manager died unexpectedly in Wollongong on Tuesday night, aged 84.

As a selector and talent scout, he was instrumental in bringing legends such as Harry Bath, Ian Walsh, Bob Bugden and Graeme Langlands to the Dragons.

Doust was elected to the NSW Rugby League's board of management in 1986, a position he was to hold for 10 years.

He was a director of the St George Hospital for over ten years and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1987.

Laurie Doust was the father of current St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust.

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