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It would have been Clive Sullivan’s 78th birthday today and the famous search engine has honoured former Hull FC and Hull KR star as the headline attraction on Google Doodle.

One of the key men in breaking down barriers for black rugby players, Sullivan is still fondly remembered on both sides of the Humber, where he registered 368 tries in over 550 games for both FC and KR.

But, the Welsh winger’s influence goes much deeper than that, with Sullivan becoming the first ever black captain of any major British sports team as he led the Great Britain Lions to World Cup success in 1972.

Since 2001, the winner of the fierce rivalry between Hull and Hull KR has claimed the Clive Sullivan Memorial Trophy. It’s a fitting tribute to a trailblazer.

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