Tag: Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame: Iconic figures Walters and Moir overlooked for modern day greats

BY A.J NASH The81stMinute Call Team’s head commentator and editor of the81stminute.com Curtis Woodward has called on the NRL to review how they evaluate the Hall of Fame ballot after all six players announced to be inducted in 2018 come from the modern era. Former players, historians and media identities – 25 in total – […]

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Rex Mossop, Ken Kearney and Col Pearce join our Hall of Fame

BY STAFF WRITERS Col Pearce – Referee – 1917-2004 Long before Bill Harrigan, there was Col Pearce. A consummate professional, Pearce lived the rules of rugby league and amassed 343 first grade games and countless representative matches before retirement. Pearce commanded respect and got it because of the respect he gave to the players.   […]

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Thurston up for prestigious ‘The Don’ award at tonight’s Sports Hall of Fame

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Injured North Queensland Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston won’t be at the World Cup due to injury but the mercurial halfback could finish the year with an award from the prestigious Sport Australia Hall of Fame tonight. Thurston has been nominated for ‘The Don’ – given for “epic feats” over the last […]

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Hall of Fame #44: Keith Barnes

Keith “Golden Boots” Barnes is an iconic Balmain Tigers legend and former Australian captain. Originally born in Wales, Barnes grew up in Wollongong before heading to Sydney to join the Tigers. Such was his talent, Barnes walked straight into the Balmain first grade side as a youngster and never played a reserve grade game at […]

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Fans vote for Arthur Summons

ARTHUR SUMMONS   The81stMinute’s Twitter followers have voted Arthur Summons into our Hall of Fame ahead of Steve Rogers, Brad Fittler and Ken Kearney. Summons finished on 33%, edging Rogers 31% and Fittler on 29% while Kearney received 7% of the votes. An Australian rugby union representative, Summons jumped codes in 1960 appearing in three […]

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Hall of Fame #38: Michael Cleary

MICHAEL CLEARY   Michael Cleary is one of Australia’s greatest ever sportsmen representing the country in both rugby codes and athletics. A Wallaby in 1961, Cleary converted to rugby league in 1962 joining the South Sydney Rabbitohs and found success at Redfern winning premierships on the wing in 1967, 1968 and 1970. Cleary was immediately […]

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