Tag: The81stMinute Hall of Fame

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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Hall of Fame #34: Eddie Lumsden

  EDDIE LUMSDEN   Eddie Lumsden is one of the greatest wingers rugby league has ever produced but things could have been much different. Lumsden came to Sydney and joined Manly-Warringah in 1955 but after only four games was ruled ineligible to represent the club on residential grounds. After securing a job with St George, […]

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Hall of Fame #32: Arthur Halloway

ARTHUR ‘PONY’ HALLOWAY Long before the halfback rivalries of Peter Sterling vs. Chris Mortimer, Ricky Stuart vs. Allan Langer and Johnathan Thurston vs. Cooper Cronk, rugby league’s first halfback duel roared between Arthur ‘Pony’ Halloway and Chris McKivat. Halloway played in the first season of Australian rugby league in 1908 for Glebe before transferring to […]

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Hall of Fame #31: Harry Bath

      HARRY BATH Regarded as the greatest player to never represent Australia – Harry Bath takes his place in The81stMinute Hall of Fame for everything else he achieved in the game. After starting his playing career in Queensland where he represented his state, Bath shifted to the Sydney premiership and joined Balmain and […]

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