Vale Dev Dines

Friday 02 March 2018

The club wishes to advise of the passing of former player Dev Dines.

Dev played for the Magpies from 1950-54 & again in 1957. 

Wests five-eighth caused a sensation late in the 1952 season when he transferred from the Mareeba club back to the Magpies.

Wests were without their champion halfback combination of Keith Holman and Frank Stanmore (who were both on Kangaroo duty) and Dines capably stepped into the organiser role and was a try-scorer in Wests' 22-12 win over Souths in the grand final.

Dev was one of two surviving players from that team – the other being Col Ratcliff.

Vale Dev Dines