THE funeral of legendary Rugby League hard-man Charlie Pawsey will take place on Thursday, January 26 at noon at St Luke’s Catholic Church, Swinton Park Road, Salford.

The former Great Britain, Leigh RLFC, Broughton Rangers and Huddersfield second-rower was President of Leigh RLFC Past Players Association. He signed for Leigh in 1947 from Langworthy Juniors ARLFC, toured Australia with Great Britain in 1954 and in 1955 had a brief spell with Huddersfield and later became A team coach at Swinton.

A contingent of former Leigh RLFC players will attend the funeral of the former Salford docker.