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A man who couldn’t lie: Why one-of-a-kind Tommy defined integrity – Sydney Morning Herald

There are seven seas, seven days in the week, seven sacraments, seven wonders of the ancient world. But only one Tommy.



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Later that day, he drove to Brisbane airport to collect Henry Foster, an indigenous player who had won the Player of the Year award. Tom tried out the speech on Henry and when he reached the Et tu bit, Henry said, Youre kiddin, Tom.
Just after midnight, my phone rang. It was Tommy telling me how successful the speech had been. The players and their wives all stood up on the tables and cheered and cheered…and the committee blokes shit themselves.
However, he had a confession to make, consistent…

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