Norman Francis RIP

30 September 2022

The Heritage Trust was sad to learn of the death of ex Roughyed, Norman Francis. (Heritage Number 962).

Francis Norman 1

Norman, whom Oldham signed from Leeds, made 16 appearances in season 1990-91, scoring four tries along the way.

He began his professional career at Hunslet in the 1982-83 season before moving to Headingley where he made 44 first-team appearances in a five-year stay, scoring 11 tries. He was a wow in ‘A’ team rugby at Leeds where he is fondly remembered by a generation of Headingley regulars for his barn-stoming performances for the Leeds reserves.

After one year at Oldham, he returned to the City of Leeds to join Bramley, thus becoming a member of that elite band who have played for all three professional clubs in the city.

He scored 38 tries in 72 appearances for Bramley over a five-year period before hanging up his boots.

The ORL Heritage Trust send their deepest condolences to Norman’s family and friends at this sad time