Help "Doubles" in his Fight Against Cancer

               To all friends and associates of Peter "Doubles" Daley.

You will be aware that Doubles is undergoing the fight of his life in his battle against cancer. Doubles has cancer of the oesophagus, colon and both lungs. He is currently undergoing extensive chemotherapy treatment.

Some of you might have seen Mike Colman's article in the Courier-Mail on February 2. Mike has done an excellent job in providing details of Doubles' extensive contribution to Rugby and his current health predicament. We thank Mike for allowing us to use his article here.

Souths Rugby has put together a team to promote, manage and monitor a fundraising effort to help Doubles with his medical expenses. The team is:

Andrew Slack - Club Patron, QRU Vice President, 1984 Grand Slam Captain - and many other achievements too numerous to list.

Ian Moriarty - Life Member and Past President.

Ian Cameron  - Life Member and Past President.

Anthony and Chris Samios - who have generously volunteered to act as carers during treatment.

All donations will be acknowledged and carefully managed by the team. Donations will go towards cost of treatment and pharmaceuticals, any recommended furniture such as bed, mattress, chair, etc. and prescribed mobility aids.

Peter “Doubles” Daley is an institution in Queensland Rugby. From the day of his joining Souths in 1974, he has made an impact on all development and management levels of the game at club, district, state and international levels. He was the driving force behind recruitment, particularly in the halcyon club days in the late 80’s and early 90’s, when Souths club side was considered the equal of some international sides.

Souths duly recognised his contribution by awarding him Life Membership in 1986, the youngest ever at the age of 29. His contribution to development and fundraising at QRU level was also recognised by the QRU awarding him Life Membership in 2013.


Although never a player, Doubles has been active in all “off-field” aspects of the game right up to regularly filling the role of Liaison Officer to many visiting international teams. Ask just about anyone in the game – “Do you know Doubles Daley?”  I bet the answer will be “Sure do!”

But right now, Doubles needs the support of his many friends and associates to help him through his current battle. So we ask of you to be generous and dig deep in contributing to Doubles’ GoFundMe campaign. Help us to ease the stress of financial burden on top of the dreadful stress of his health condition.

If you haven’t donated yet, please do so through our GoFundMe link.

And please don’t be bashful – feel free to share this GoFundMe with your own network of friends and associates.
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Ian Moriarty 
Southern Lamington QLD
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