Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame

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Johnny Raper (pictured in 2008) was among the inaugural inductees. His rugby league career spanned the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

The Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame honours players who have shown exceptional skill at rugby league, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game who are Australian.

It was officially established in 2002, to honour the many past greats of the game, who have played in the New South Wales/Sydney league competition, Australian rugby league competition, Super League competition and the National Rugby League.

The first batch of players were inducted to the hall of fame in 2002 including legends of the sport such as Reg Gasnier, Johnny Raper and Wally Lewis. In 2003 another six members were added to the elite club, with six more added in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2007 there were three more inductees: three from pre-1940 and three from post World War II.[1] There were thirty-five members of the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame up to the end of 2007.

In 2018 the ARL took control of the concept of The Immortals, an accolade till that point administered by Rugby League Week. The ARL clarified the protocols of Immortal induction and the interplay with the Hall of Fame. It was confirmed that Immortals would continue to be inducted rarely & occasionally and would be selected from the overall pool of the Rugby League Hall of Fame. Inductees for the Hall of Fame would occur regularly - perhaps every year - with six new inductees in 2018. It was also confirmed that the 65 members of the NRL's Team of the Century (selected during the 2008 century celebrations) who were not in the Hall of Fame as at 2007, were all to be entered to the Hall of Fame. Effectively 65 players who had been selected for honour in 2008 were added to the Hall of Fame in March 2018; with a further new 6 to be added in July 2018.

Hall of Fame Members[edit]

# Inducted Player Name Career Span Position Club(s)
1 2002 Clive Churchill 1947-1957 Fullback Central Newcastle, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Brisbane Norths
2 2002 Reg Gasnier 1950-1968 Centre St George Dragons
3 2002 Johnny Raper 1957-1970 Lock Newtown, St George Dragons, Wests Newcastle, Kurri Kurri
4 2002 Graeme Langlands 1963-1976 Fullback, Centre St George Dragons
5 2002 Bob Fulton 1966-1978 Centre, Five-eighth Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Eastern Suburbs Roosters
6 2002 Wally Lewis 1978-1992 Five-eighth Fortitude Valley Diehards, Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast
7 2003 Dally Messenger 1908-1912 Centre Eastern Suburbs Roosters
8 2003 Dave Brown 1930-1941 Centre Eastern Suburbs Roosters
9 2003 Wally Prigg 1929-1939 Lock Wests Newcastle
10 2003 Keith Holman 1949-1961 Halfback Western Suburbs Magpies
11 2003 Arthur Beetson 1966-1981 Prop Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Parramatta Eels
12 2003 Mal Meninga 1979-1994 Centre Souths Magpies, Canberra Raiders
13 2004 Harry Bath 1940-1959 Second-row Balmain Tigers, Warrington Wolves, St George Dragons
14 2004 Norm Provan 1951-1965 Second-row St George Dragons
15 2004 Ken Irvine 1958-1973 Wing North Sydney Bears, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
16 2004 Harold Horder 1912-1924 Wing South Sydney Rabbitohs, North Sydney
17 2004 Frank Burge 1911-1927 Lock Glebe Dirty Reds, St George Dragons
18 2004 Vic Hey 1933-1949 Five-eighth Western Suburbs Magpies, Parramatta Eels
19 2005 Jimmy Craig 1915-1930 Fullback Balmain Tigers, University, Ipswich, Western Suburbs.
20 2005 Chris McKivat 1910-1912 Halfback Glebe Dirty Reds
21 2005 Duncan Thompson 1912-1925 Halfback North Sydney, Toowoomba Clydesdales
22 2005 Brian Bevan 1942-1962 Wing Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Warrington Wolves
23 2005 Brian Carlson 1951-1962 Utility-back North Sydney Bears
24 2005 Ron Coote 1964-1978 Lock South Sydney Rabbitohs, Eastern Suburbs Roosters
25 2006 Ken Kearney 1948-1961 Hooker St George Dragons
26 2006 Sid (Sandy) Pearce 1908-1921 Second-row Eastern Suburbs Roosters
27 2006 Charles Fraser 1910-1920 Fullback Balmain Tigers
28 2006 George Treweek 1926-1934 Second-row South Sydney Rabbitohs
29 2006 Duncan Hall 1945–1957 Second-row, Prop Wests Panthers, Fortitude Valley Diehards
30 2006 Peter Sterling 1978-1992 Halfback Parramatta Eels
31 2007 Arthur Halloway 1908-1920 Halfback Glebe Dirty Reds, Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters
32 2007 Tom Gorman 1919-1931 Centre Toowoomba Clydesdales, Past Brothers
33 2007 Joe Pearce 1929-1940 Fullback, Second-row Eastern Suburbs Roosters
34 2007 Harry Wells 1951-1961 Centre South Sydney Rabbitohs, Western Suburbs Magpies
35 2007 Keith Barnes 1955-1968 Fullback Balmain Tigers
36 2018 Vic Armbruster 1921-1935 Second-row Eastern Suburbs Roosters
37 2018 Jack Beaton 1934-1938 Five-eighth Eastern Suburbs Roosters
38 2018 Cec Blinkhorn 1914-1924 Wing North Sydney, South Sydney Rabbitohs
39 2018 Kerry Boustead 1977-1990 Wing Eastern Suburbs, Manly-Warringah, North Sydney
40 2018 Roy Bull 1947-1959 Prop Manly-Warringah
41 2018 Joe Busch 1928-36 Halfback Eastern Suburbs, Balmain Tigers
42 2018 Billy Cann 1908-16 Lock South Sydney Rabbitohs
43 2018 Brian Clay 1953-67 Five-eighth Newtown, St George Dragons
44 2018 Arthur Clues 1943-57 Second-row Western Suburbs Magpies
45 2018 Bradley Clyde 1988-2001 Lock, Second-row Canberra Raiders
46 2018 Tedda Courtney 1908-24 Second-row Newtown, Western Suburbs, North Sydney
47 2018 Michael Cronin 1969-86 Centre Parramatta Eels
48 2018 Les Cubitt 1911-22 Centre, Five-eighth Glebe Dirty Reds, Eastern Suburbs
49 2018 Laurie Daley 1987-00 Five-eighth, Centre, Lock Canberra Raiders
50 2018 Brian Davies 1948-64 Second-row Brisbane Brothers, Canterbury-Bankstown
51 2018 Dan Dempsey 1924-35 Hooker Brothers Warwick, Ipswich Tivoli
52 2018 Graham Eadie 1971-89 Fullback Manly-Warringah
53 2018 Andrew Ettingshausen 1983-2000 Centre, Wing Cronulla Sharks
54 2018 Viv Farnsworth 1910-21 Centre Newtown, Western Suburbs Magpies
55 2018 Brad Fittler 1989-04 Five-eighth, Centre, Lock Penrith Panthers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters
56 2018 Charles Fraser 1910-26 Five-eighth, Centre Balmain Tigers
57 2018 Dan Frawley 1908-15 Wing Eastern Suburbs
58 2018 Peter Gallagher 1957-67 positions Brisbane Brothers
59 2018 Herb Gilbert 1911-21 Centre South Sydney Rabbitohs, Eastern Suburbs, Western Suburbs, St George Dragons
60 2018 Eric Grothe Sr. 1979-89 Wing Parramatta Eels
61 2018 Howard Hallett 1909-24 Fullback, Centre South Sydney Rabbitohs
62 2018 Brian Hambly 1956-68 Prop, Second-row South Sydney Rabbitohs, Parramatta Eels
63 2018 Andrew Johns 1993-2007 Halfback, Hooker Newcastle Knights
64 2018 Les Johns 1963-71 Fullback Canterbury-Bankstown
65 2018 Noel Kelly 1958-70 Halfback, Hooker, Lock Western Suburbs Magpies
66 2018 Brett Kenny 1980=93 Five-eighth Parramatta Eels
67 2018 Johnny King 1963-70 Wing St George Dragons
68 2018 Terry Lamb 1980-96 Five-eighth, Lock Western Suburbs Magpies, Canterbury Bulldogs
69 2018 Allan Langer 1986-2002 Halfback Brisbane Broncos
70 2018 Glenn Lazarus 1987-99 positions Canberra Raiders, Melbourne Storm
71 2018 Darren Lockyer 1995-2011 Five-eighth, Fullback Brisbane Broncos
72 2018 Eddie Lumsden 1955-66 Wing St George Dragons
73 2018 Bob McCarthy 1963-78 Second-row South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canterbury-Bankstown
74 2018 Frank McMillan 1921-35 Fullback Western Suburbs Magpies, Balmain Tigers
75 2018 Peter "Mick" Madsen 1921-37 Prop, Second-row Brothers Toowoomba
76 2018 Gene Miles 1980-92 Centre, Second-row Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, Brisbane Broncos
77 2018 Steve Mortimer 1976-88 Halfback Canterbury-Bankstown
78 2018 Barry Muir 1956-71 Halfback Tweed Heads Seagulls, Valleys Toowoomba, Wests Brisbane, Ayr
79 2018 Herb Narvo 1937-49 Prop, Second-row Newtown, Norths Newcastle, St George Dragons, Cootamundra, Camden
80 2018 Ernie Norman 1931-39 Centre, Five-eighth Eastern Suburbs
81 2018 Andy Norval 1934-41 Lock Eastern Suburbs
82 2018 John O'Neill 1965-76 Prop South Sydney Rabbitohs, Manly-Warringah
83 2018 Kel O'Shea 1953-65 Second-row Souths Brisbane, Western Suburbs Magpies
84 2018 Wayne Pearce 1983-88 Lock Balmain Tigers
85 2018 Ray Price 1976-90 Lock Parramatta Eels
86 2018 Tom Raudonikis 1969-83 Halfback Western Suburbs Magpies, Newtown, Brisbane Brothers
87 2018 Steve Roach 1982-92 Prop Balmain Tigers
88 2018 Steve Rogers 1973-86 Centre Cronulla Sharks, St George Dragons
89 2018 Albert Rosenfeld 1908-24 Five-eighth, Wing Eastern Suburbs, Huddersfield, Wakefield Trinity, Bradfield Northern
90 2018 John Sattler 1959-75 Prop South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wests Brisbane, Norths Brisbane
91 2018 Billy Smith 1961-77 Centre, Halfback St George Dragons
92 2018 Herb Steinohrt 1922-33 Prop, Second-row Valleys Toowoomba
93 2018 Ray Stehr 1929-46 Prop Eastern Suburbs
94 2018 Viv Thicknesse 1933-37 Halfback Eastern Suburbs
95 2018 Ken Thornett 1961-71 Fullback Parramatta Eels, Leeds
96 2018 Ian Walsh 1950-67 Hooker Condobolin, Parkes, Forbes, Eugowra, St George Dragons
97 2018 Steve Walters 1986-99 Hooker Norths Brisbane, Canberra Raiders, North Qld Cowboys, Newcastle Knights
98 2018 Benny Wearing 1921-33 Wing South Sydney Rabbitohs
99 2018 Shane Webcke 1995-2006 Prop Brisbane Broncos
100 2018 Eric Weissel 1921-39 Five-eighth Cootamundra, Temorah, Barmedman, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga
101 2018 Ricky Stuart 1988-00 Halfback Canberra Raiders, Canterbury Bulldogs
102 2018 Steve Menzies 1993-2011 Second-row, Lock, Centre, Five-eighth Manly-Warringah, Northern Eagles
103 2018 Gorden Tallis 1992-04 Second-row St. George Dragons, Brisbane Broncos
104 2018 Petero Civoniceva 1998-2012 Prop Brisbane Broncos, Penrith Panthers
105 2018 Cliff Lyons 1985-99 Five-eighth, Lock Manly-Warringah
106 2018 Mark Graham 1979-88 Second-row Norths Brisbane, North Sydney

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Geoff (2007). "Australian Rugby Football League Annual Report 2007" (PDF). Australian Rugby League Limited. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 

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