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. To date there are only thirty members of the hall of fame with the latest members being inducted in 2007.

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 and yet another six were inducted in both 2004, 2005 and 2006. This continued with another six inductees in 2007: three from pre-1940 and three from post World War II.[1]

Hall of Fame Members[edit]

Inducted Player Name (career span) Position Club(s)
2002 Clive Churchill (1947–1957) Fullback Central Newcastle, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Brisbane Norths
2002 Reg Gasnier (1959–1968) Centre St George Dragons
2002 Johnny Raper (1957–1970) Lock-forward Newtown Bluebags, St George Dragons, Western Suburbs Rosellas (Newcastle), Kurri Kurri
2002 Graeme Langlands (1963–1976) Fullback/Centre St George Dragons
2002 Bob Fulton (1966–1978) Five-eighth/
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Eastern Suburbs Roosters
2002 Wally Lewis (1978–1992) Five-eighth Fortitude Valley Diehards, Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Seagulls
2003 Dally Messenger (1908–1912) Centre Eastern Suburbs Roosters
2003 Dave Brown (1930–1941) Centre Eastern Suburbs Roosters
2003 Wally Prigg (1929–1939) Lock-forward Western Suburbs Rosellas
2003 Keith Holman (1949–1961) Halfback Western Suburbs Magpies
2003 Arthur Beetson (1966–1981) Prop-forward/
Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Parramatta Eels
2003 Mal Meninga (1979–1994) Centre Souths Magpies, Canberra Raiders
2004 Harry Bath (1940–1959) Second Row/
Balmain Tigers, Warrington Wolves, St George Dragons
2004 Norm Provan (1951–1965) Second Row St George Dragons
2004 Ken Irvine (1958–1973) Wing North Sydney Bears, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
2004 Harold Horder (1912–1924) Wing South Sydney Rabbitohs, North Sydney Bears
2004 Frank Burge (1911–1927) Lock-forward Glebe Dirty Reds, St George Dragons
2004 Vic Hey (1933–1949) Five-eighth Western Suburbs Magpies, Parramatta Eels
2005 Jimmy Craig (1915–1930) Fullback Balmain Tigers, University, Ipswich, Western Suburbs.
2005 Chris McKivat (1910–1912) Halfback Glebe Dirty Reds
2005 Duncan Thompson (1912–1925) Halfback/Coach North Sydney Bears / Toowoomba Clydesdales
2005 Brian Bevan (1942–1962) Wing Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Warrington Wolves
2005 Brian Carlson (1951–1962) Utility-back North Sydney Bears
2005 Ron Coote (1964 -1978) Lock-forward South Sydney Rabbitohs, Eastern Suburbs Roosters
2006 Ken Kearney (1948–1961) Hooker St George Dragons
2006 Sid (Sandy) Pearce (1908 -1921) Second Row Eastern Suburbs Roosters
2006 Charles Fraser (1910–1920) Fullback Balmain Tigers
2006 George Treweek (1926–1934) Second Row South Sydney Rabbitohs
2006 Duncan Hall (1945–1957) Prop Wests Panthers, Fortitude Valley Diehards
2006 Peter Sterling (1978–1992) Halfback Parramatta Eels
2007 Arthur Halloway (1908–1920) Halfback Glebe Dirty Reds, Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters
2007 Tom Gorman (1919–1931) Centre Toowoomba Clydesdales, Past Brothers
2007 Joe Pearce (1929–1940) Fullback / Second row Eastern Suburbs Roosters
2007 Harry Wells (1951–1961) Centre South Sydney Rabbitohs, Western Suburbs Magpies
2007 Keith Barnes (1955–1968) Fullback Balmain Tigers
2007 Cyrus Wren (1977–1986) Front Row Manly Sea Eagles

See also[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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