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In Memoriam | Mark Harris

The Sydney Roosters have been deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Mark Harris

Harris passed away on Wednesday evening after a long battle with cancer.

Player number 608, Harris played 195 games for Eastern Suburbs between 1970-1979.

Harris cut an imposing figure on the field throughout his career.

He was a strong and fast centre who etched his place in history when he scored the match-winning try in the 1974 grand final to end a 29-year Premiership drought.

In 1975, Harris was the season’s leading try-scorer (14 tries).

In 1976, Harris played at centre for Easts in the first ever World Club Challenge match played against St Helens at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which Easts won 25-2.

Harris also represented New South Wales and Australia throughout his career, and played 33 games for North Sydney (1980-1981).

The Sydney Roosters wish to extend their condolences to Mark’s many family and friends at this sad time.

The funeral for Mark will be held on Thursday, January 23 at the Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium at 2.15pm

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.