The ABC brings word that the Canberra Raiders founder Les McIntyre has died in his Queanbeyan home aged 93.
- “Les was a hugely influential figure for Canberra,” NRL chief executive David Gallop said in a statement.
“He is one of those people who helped broaden the game’s outlook to include new areas and who would ultimately see his club as the first to take the premiership out of Sydney.”
His son John is still the chair of the club.
UPDATE: Andrew Barr’s tribute is now online.