The SJA is saddened to hear of the passing of Graham Tait, who worked for the Daily Telegraph in their Manchester office during the 70s-90s.
Tait, who died at Salford Royal Hospital, leaves partner Anne, children Clancey and Kim and grandchildren Sam and Mia.
Former colleague Roy Hayes paid tribute to Tait, saying: “When the paper consolidated its operations in London, Graham was among a handful of Northern writers to stay on in Manchester. His job title then was northern rugby correspondent.
“I would describe Graham as an easygoing but immensely capable and dedicated colleague, who was covering rugby at a crucial time as it made the transition from an amateur to professional game.
Graham also loved cricket and was a keen golfer.
Donations either to RNLI or Salford Royal Hospital
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