Established in 2017, The NSWRL The Star Hall of Fame acknowledges those who have achieved outstanding feats on and off the field throughout a professional playing career.
The eligibility criteria was determined by a selection committee including True Blues Ian Schubert and Bob McCarthy, Rugby League historian David Middleton and leading Rugby League journalist Andrew Webster.
The qualification for the Hall of Fame is:
(a) The player must have played 10 games or more for New South Wales; or, alternatively, the player must have captained New South Wales; AND
(b) The player must also have played for Australia; AND
(c) The player must also have been retired for at least five seasons.
Known as “The Little Master”, Clive Churchill belied his small frame to revolutionise fullback play.
Like many champions John Raper wasn’t the biggest, strongest or fastest player in his teams but he had a motor like no other
From the time he burst onto the representative scene in 1959 there was something special about Reg Gasnier.
Another Wollongong product, Bob Fulton joined Manly in 1966 and went on to have an enormous influence on
When he joined St George from Wollongong in 1963, Graeme Langlands had an immediate impact
The best forward in the world at his prime, Arthur Beetson carved a unique niche for club and state,
Cessnock junior Andrew Johns bestrode the game like a colossus at the turn of the century.
A worthy successor to the heritage of the great lock forwards such as Raper and Coote,
Souths junior Ron Coote rose through the grades at the Rabbitohs to lead their charge to premiership glory,
Junee’s favourite son, Laurie Daley helped the Canberra Raiders build a dynasty of success.
Brad Fittler was a precocious and prodigious talent from the time he made his first grade debut.
A product of the prolific South Sydney junior nursery, Bob McCarthy changed the role of the second rower.
Graded by St George from Sutherland in 1950 Norm Provan went on to have a fairytale career with
Keith “Yappy” Holman had a rough start to life and received a few knockbacks before he was finally graded,
North Sydney junior Ken Irvine built an unrivalled record for try scoring. In thirteen seasons for the Bears
Supremely gifted, Steve Rogers had a devastating mix of speed, balance, craftiness as well
Steve Mortimer burst on the Sydney scene in 1976 but his first taste of representative football
A legendary figure, Tom Raudonikis’ passion and determination were his hallmark qualities but he was
Smith played for NSW in interstate matches from 1964-73, including captaining the team in 1967, and never tasted defeat in a series.
Kenny was a gifted player who enjoyed an eight games to four winning advantage over Wally Lewis.
Lazarus was a tough-as-teak front rower who was part of the first NSW Blues teams that won three consecutive series from 1992-94.
Kearney is credited with being the brains behind the historic run of 11 consecutive premierships from 1956-66 for St George Dragons.
Stuart was a mercurial halfback who helped turn the Canberra Raiders into a premiership force.
Buderus made his State of Origin debut for New South Wales in 2002 and was unchallenged as Blues hooker for seven consecutive series
The talented centre and goalkicking sharpshooter appeared 27 times for NSW and scored 192 points
Burge scored an average of better than a try per game in a career that lasted 17 seasons
Brown was regarded as the ‘Bradman of League’ after setting a number of records for tries and points