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Fulton family accept state funeral for NRL Immortal after NSW government pivot

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Rugby league legend Bob Fulton will be offered a state funeral, despite the proposal initially being rejected by the NSW government. 

The government had initially planned a send-off similar to Tommy Raudonikis’ at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Ray commended NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for the change of plans.

“She made a decision, it was a bad decision, she’s corrected it,” said Ray Hadley.

“When people make bad decisions and correct it, they get praise from me, they don’t get condemned, so well done.”

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Fulton’s son Brett confirmed to Ray that after discussing the offer as a family, Bob’s widow Anne will accept.

“We’d like to thank Ms Berejiklian for the offer.”

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The Premier told Ray she’s “very pleased” with the rare decision.

“Overruling advice is often difficult, but well worth it on this occasion.”

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Image: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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