Former Kurri and international rugby league player Peter Diversi dies

Peter Diversi. Source: The Maher Cup

Peter Diversi. Source: The Maher Cup

Former rugby league international Peter Diversi, who brought the curtain down on his glittering career at Kurri Kurri in the 1960s, has died. 

Diversi, a tough lock or second-rower in his playing days, died in Gosford Hospital on Monday.

Diversi racked up 130 games at North Sydney (1952-1955) and Manly-Warringah (1958-1962), before finishing off his career with two seasons at Kurri Kurri. 

He played two tests for Australia from 1954-1955 and played for New South Wales from 1952-1956.

Diversi was also the uncle of legendary Australian, NSW and Parramatta player Ray Price. 

In a statement, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg paid tribute to the tough forward, saying, "Peter loved the game and from all reports, was a feared defender throughout the 50s and into the 60s”.  

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