Australian rugby league's 100 greatest players

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In late 2007, the Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League commissioned 130 experts to select the 100 best rugby league players in the game's 100-year history in Australia. From this list, a limited panel of experts picked a "Team of the Century" - a team of 17 players considered to be the best Australian players of all time. This team was announced in Sydney on 17 April 2008, see Australian Rugby League's Team of the Century.

Harry Bath 1947
Cec Blinkhorn 1925
Dave Brown
Frank Burge 1914
Jim Craig 1924
Chook Fraser 1911
Herb Gilbert
Vic Hey 1930
Keith Holman 1952
Harold Horder 1919
Mick Madsen 1935
Sandy Pearce 1910
Herb Steinhort 1925
Duncan Thompson
Brown, Norman & Stehr debut together for NSW 1931
Chris McKivat

Rugby League's 100 Greatest Players[edit]

Players are listed in alphabetical order.

  1. Keith Barnes, Balmain
  2. Harry Bath, Brisbane Souths, Balmain, Barrow, Warrington, St George
  3. Arthur Beetson, Balmain, Eastern Suburbs, Parramatta, Hull KR
  4. Jack Beaton, Eastern Suburbs
  5. Brian Bevan, Eastern Suburbs, Warrington, Blackpool Borough
  6. Cec Blinkhorn, North Sydney, South Sydney
  7. Kerry Boustead, Eastern Suburbs, Manly, North Sydney, Hull KR
  8. Dave Brown, Eastern Suburbs, Warrington
  9. Roy Bull, Manly
  10. Frank Burge, Glebe, St George
  11. Joe "Chimpy" Busch, Eastern Suburbs, Balmain
  12. Billy Cann, South Sydney
  13. Brian Carlson, Newcastle, North Sydney
  14. Clive Churchill, South Sydney
  15. Brian Clay, Newtown, St George
  16. Arthur Clues, Western Suburbs, Leeds, Hunslet
  17. Bradley Clyde, Canberra, Bulldogs, Leeds
  18. Ron Coote, South Sydney, Eastern Suburbs
  19. Ted "Tedda" Courtney, Newtown, Western Suburbs, North Sydney
  20. Jimmy Craig, Balmain, University, Western Suburbs
  21. Michael Cronin, Parramatta
  22. Les Cubitt, Glebe, Eastern Suburbs
  23. Laurie Daley, Canberra
  24. Brian Davies, Brisbane Brothers, Canterbury
  25. Dan Dempsey, Ipswich
  26. Graham Eadie, Manly, Halifax
  27. Andrew Ettingshausen, Cronulla, Leeds
  28. Viv Farnsworth, Newtown, Western Suburbs
  29. Brad Fittler, Penrith, Sydney Roosters
  30. Charles "Chook" Fraser, Balmain
  31. Dan Frawley, Eastern Suburbs
  32. Bob Fulton, Manly, Eastern Suburbs, Warrington
  33. Peter Gallagher, Brisbane Brothers
  34. Reg Gasnier, St George
  35. Herb Gilbert, South Sydney, Western Suburbs, Hull FC
  36. Tom Gorman, Toowoomba, Brisbane Brothers
  37. Eric Grothe Sr, Parramatta, Leeds
  38. Duncan Hall, Brisbane Valleys, Toowoomba, Brisbane Wests
  39. Howard Hallett, South Sydney
  40. Arthur "Pony" Halloway, Glebe, Eastern Suburbs, Balmain
  41. Brian Hambly, Wagga Wagga, South Sydney, Parramatta
  42. Vic Hey, Western Suburbs, Toowoomba, Parramatta
  43. Keith Holman, Western Suburbs
  44. Harold Horder, South Sydney, North Sydney
  45. Ken Irvine, North Sydney, Manly
  46. Camron Jasper, Wynnum-Manly
  47. Jacob Jasper, Wynnum-Manly, South Sydney
  48. Les Johns, Canterbury
  49. Ken Kearney, St George
  50. Noel Kelly, Ipswich, Western Suburbs
  51. Brett Kenny, Parramatta, Wigan
  52. Johnny King, St George
  53. Terry Lamb, Western Suburbs, Canterbury
  54. Allan Langer, Ipswich, Brisbane Broncos, Warrington
  55. Graeme Langlands, St George
  56. Glenn Lazarus, Canberra, Brisbane Broncos, Melbourne
  57. Wally Lewis, Brisbane Valleys, Wynnum-Manly, Wakefield Trinity, Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast
  58. Darren Lockyer, Brisbane Broncos
  59. Eddie Lumsden, Manly, St George
  60. Bob McCarthy, South Sydney, Canterbury
  61. Chris McKivat, Glebe
  62. Frank McMillan, Western Suburbs, Balmain
  63. Peter "Mick" Madsen, Toowoomba
  64. Mal Meninga, Souths Brisbane, St.Helens, Canberra
  65. Dally Messenger, Eastern Suburbs
  66. Gene Miles, Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane Broncos, Wigan
  67. Steve Mortimer, Canterbury
  68. Barry Muir, Brisbane Wests
  69. Herb Narvo, Newtown, St George
  70. Ernie Norman, Eastern Suburbs
  71. Andy Norval, Eastern Suburbs
  72. John O'Neill, South Sydney, Manly
  73. Kel O'Shea, Western Suburbs
  74. Joe Pearce, Eastern Suburbs
  75. Sandy Pearce, Eastern Suburbs
  76. Wayne Pearce, Balmain
  77. Ray Price, Parramatta, Wakefield Trinity
  78. Wally Prigg, Newcastle
  79. Norm Provan, St George
  80. Johnny Raper, Newtown, St George
  81. Tom Raudonikis, Western Suburbs, Newtown
  82. Steve Roach, Balmain, Warrington
  83. Steve Rogers, Cronulla-Sutherland, St. George, Widnes
  84. Albert Rosenfeld, Eastern Suburbs
  85. John Sattler, South Sydney
  86. Billy Smith, St George
  87. Herb Steinohrt, Toowoomba
  88. Ray Stehr, Eastern Suburbs
  89. Peter Sterling, Parramatta, Hull FC
  90. Arthur Summons, Western Suburbs
  91. Viv Thicknesse, Eastern Suburbs
  92. Duncan Thompson, North Sydney, Toowoomba
  93. Ken Thornett, Parramatta, Leeds
  94. George Treweek, South Sydney
  95. Ian Walsh, Eugowra, St George
  96. Steve Walters, Canberra, North Queensland Cowboys, Newcastle Knights
  97. Benny Wearing, South Sydney
  98. Shane Webcke, Brisbane Broncos
  99. Eric Weissel, Cootamundra, Temora, Barmedman, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga
  100. Harry Wells, Wollongong, South Sydney, Western Suburbs

Players by club[edit]


Players Club
19 Eastern Suburbs
14 South Sydney
14 Western Suburbs
13 St. George
10 Balmain
9 Parramatta Eels
7 Manly-Warringah
7 North Sydney
6 Brisbane
6 Newtown
6 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
5 Canberra
4 Glebe
2 Cronulla-Sutherland
2 Newcastle Knights
2 Melbourne
1 Gold Coast
1 Penrith
1 University
1 Wests Tigers

Brisbane Rugby League[edit]

Players Club
3 Fortitude Valley Diehards
2 Wests Panthers
2 Wynnum-Manly Seagulls
1 Northern Suburbs/Grammars
1 Ipswich
1 Souths Magpies


Players Club
2 Newcastle
6 Warrington (England)
1 Temora
1 Blackpool Borough (England)

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