b'The playersJOE JOEY COWAN Joe Cowan was one of those rugby league players. Hed been a keen sportsman ever since his teacher encouraged him to takeup a game at about eight years old. He started with rugby then switched codes to leagueat high school. He joined Dixon & Haddon as a fitter welder in 1975, having heard about an opportunity with the company through his cousin Andrew Strickland. Joe knew of Bob through the game but their paths hadnt yet crossed. The first time he met Bob was at the job interview.'