“Sodo” turns 80

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RONNY So­den was a leg­endary boxer and one of Mac­quarie rugby league’s most en­dur­ing char­ac­ters.

Last week he turned 80 and fam­ily and friends gath­ered at the RSL to cel­e­brate an­other “big 0”.

On the same day son Mark turned 50, so the pair blew out “a lot of can­dles” be­tween them!

Ron was a state and na­tional ti­tle holder, rated in the ranks of the best in Aus­tralia. He fought in troupes with Den­nis Ritchie and the late Tom “Bomber” Car­ney and played foot­ball in a great era with Mac­quarie from the late ‘50s right up un­til the early ‘80s.

The highly re­garded club­man was de­lighted to have so many for­mer col­leagues from all spheres of his colour­ful life on hand for the happy oc­ca­sion.

Ducks re­united:

Henry Wil­cock­son and Ron So­den with half-cen­tu­rion Mark. Sodo Jnr cap­tained Aus­tralian School­boys on a tour of Eng­land be­fore forg­ing a great ca­reer with the North Syd­ney Bears. PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

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