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Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame – Players

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 initially established with 6 inductees in 2002 with more added each year. To date the latest members were inducted in 2007.

Hall of Fame requires that a player has been retired for five years before being considered for entry. Furthermore, the person must be a high achiever in the sport, and well respected in the community. This is in contrast to Immortals where playing ability is the only criteria.

So a player on an Immortals list may not be on the Hall of Fame list due to drug abuse, racist remarks, or other anti-social behavior that brings the sport into disrepute.

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Keith Barnes

Inducted: 2007
Playing Career: 1955–1968
Teams: Balmain Tigers

Harry Bath

Inducted: 2004
Playing Career: 1940–1959
Teams: Balmain Tigers, Warrington Wolves, St George Dragons

Arthur Beetson

Inducted: 2003
Playing Career: 1966–1981
Teams: Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Parramatta Eels

Brian Bevan

Inducted: 2005
Playing Career: 1942–1962
Teams: Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Warrington Wolves

Dave Brown

Inducted: 2003
Playing Career: 1930–1941
Teams: Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Frank Burge

Inducted: 2004
Playing Career: 1911–1927
Teams: Glebe Dirty Reds, St George Dragons

Brian Carlson

Inducted: 2005
Playing Career: 1951–1962
Teams: N Sydney Bears

Clive Churchill

Inducted: 2002
Playing Career: 1947–1957
Teams: Central Newcastle, S Sydney Rabbitohs, Brisbane Norths

Ron Coote

Inducted: 2005
Playing Career: 1964 -1978
Teams: S Sydney Rabbitohs, Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Jimmy Craig

Inducted: 2005
Playing Career: 1915–1930
Teams: Balmain Tigers, University, Ipswich, Western Suburbs.

Mick Cronin

Inducted: 2007
Playing Career: 1977–1986
Teams: Parramatta Eels

Charles Fraser

Inducted: 2006
Playing Career: 1910–1920
Teams: Balmain Tigers

Bob Fulton

Inducted: 2002
Playing Career: 1966–1978
Teams: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Reg Gasnier

Inducted: 2002
Playing Career: 1959–1968
Teams: St George Dragons

Tom Gorman

Inducted: 2007
Playing Career: 1919–1931
Teams: Toowoomba Clydesdales, Past Brothers

Duncan Hall

Inducted: 2006
Playing Career: 1945–1957
Teams: Wests Panthers, Fortitude Valley Diehards

Arthur Halloway

Inducted: 2007
Playing Career: 1908–1920
Teams: Glebe Dirty Reds, Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Vic Hey

Inducted: 2004
Playing Career: 1933–1949
Western Suburbs Magpies, Parramatta Eels

Keith Holman

Inducted: 2003
Playing Career: 1949–1961
Teams: Western Suburbs Magpies

Harold Horder

Inducted: 2004
Playing Career: 1912–1924
Teams: S Sydney Rabbitohs, N Sydney Bears

Ken Irvine

Inducted: 2004
Playing Career: 1958–1973
Teams: N Sydney Bears, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Ken Kearney

Inducted: 2006
Playing Career: 1948–1961
Teams: St George Dragons

Graeme Langlands

Inducted: 2002
Playing Career: 1963–1976
Teams: St George Dragons

Wally Lewis

Inducted: 2002
Playing Career: 1978–1992
Teams: Fortitude Valley Diehards, Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Seagulls

Chris McKivat

Inducted: 2005
Playing Career: 1910–1912
Teams: Glebe Dirty Reds

Mal Meninga

Inducted: 2003
Playing Career: 1979–1994
Teams: Souths Magpies, Canberra Raiders

Dally Messenger

Inducted: 2003
Playing Career: 1908–1912
Teams: Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Joe Pearce

Inducted: 2007
Playing Career: 1929–1940
Teams: Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Sid (Sandy) Pearce

Inducted: 2006
Playing Career: 1908 -1921
Teams: Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Wally Prigg

Inducted: 2003
Playing Career: 1929–1939
Teams: Western Suburbs Rosellas

Norm Provan

Inducted: 2004
Playing Career: 1951–1965
Teams: St George Dragons

Johnny Raper

Inducted: 2002
Playing Career: 1957–1970
Teams: Newtown Bluebags, St George Dragons, Western Suburbs Rosellas, Kurri Kurri

Peter Sterling

Inducted: 2006
Playing Career: 1978–1992
Teams: Parramatta Eels

Duncan Thompson

Inducted: 2005
Playing Career: 1912–1925
Teams: N Sydney Bears, Toowoomba Clydesdales

George Treweek

Inducted: 2006
Playing Career: 1926–1934
Teams: S Sydney Rabbitohs

Harry Wells

Inducted: 2007
Playing Career: 1951–1961
Teams: S Sydney Rabbitohs, Western Suburbs Magpies

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