Legends turn out for Tony

Tony Barrow is welcomed on to the pitch 'Thatto Heath Crusaders
Tony Barrow is welcomed on to the pitch 'Thatto Heath Crusaders
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Countless stars from rugby league’s past and present turned out for a fund-raising match in aid of cancer sufferer Tony Barrow.

Tony, who hails from Thatto Heath and played for Swinton and Oldham, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease shortly after doctors found a brain tumour.

Gary Connolly in action during Tony Barrow's testimonial game

Gary Connolly in action during Tony Barrow's testimonial game

The 43-year-old, son of Tony Barrow senior who played for Saints in the 1960s, took on a series of endurance challenges with Steve Prescott.

Organisers, including pal Terry Moran and Steve Cunningham, brother of Saints coach Keiron, called on the services of a number of the game’s greats for Saturday’s extravaganza, including Gary Connelly, Bobbie Goulding and Tommy Martyn.

All funds raised from the game, which saw hundreds of fans pack into Thatto Heath Crusaders’ ground, will now help for Tony’s treatment and care.