Rugby league great Tommy Raudonikis was farewelled on Friday at a livestreamed funeral mass on the Gold Coast
The 70-year-old, who died of cancer last week, was remembered as the game’s greatest character and competitor.
Shortly after Raudonikis died, veteran coach Wayne Bennett had ruefully pondered whether the afterlife would be ready for him.
“But they’ll have to handle him,” Bennett joked.
AAP reports that on Friday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dennis Watt made it clear in his eulogy that while Raudonikis “at times was a naughty boy”, he belongs with the angels.
The Gold Coast Titans chairman quoted John 15:13, one of the Bible’s best-known passages. Watt said:
“‘Greater love have…