Comets and Roosters images provide a walk down memory lane
THEY were the greatest days of Group 2 Rugby League.
While it can be dangerous to get too nostalgic about past glories - especially in competitive sport - few can argue there wasn't something special about the three decades (or so) from the beginning of the 1970s.
While the Port Sharks and Mighty Macksville eras were still to come, the back end of the 1990s provided a wonderful period of great players and fantastic footy by the Axemen, Comets and Roosters.
Remember ... Kevin 'The Pest' Morrison, Mick Rawiri, Michael 'Tractor' Mills, Craig 'Hollywood' Forbes, 'Uncle' Brett and 'Sir' Paul Davis, Les McQueen and other greats in red, white and blue jumpers?
Racing out into the sunlight on Coronation Park, led by little Tommy Reynolds as a rooster did a cock-a-doodle-doo over the loudspeakers?
Meanwhile, back at Advocate Park (as most still fondly call it) ... the Dawes brothers, Andy Gray, Dave Morgan, Rex Bourke, Brett 'Henry' Winkler, Wayne Taeketa, Tony Jones and many other familiar faces ... provided hours of thrills and spills.
Take a look at our selection of images from The Coffs Coast Advocate Historic Collection and savour the memories of those great days.
Got a story to tell about those years or want to send a message of good luck to your favourite Comet or Rooster?
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