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Bob McCarthy

Year inducted: 2017

True Blue number: 622

Born: August 5, 1944, Redfern, NSW

Clubs: South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Position: Second Row

Premiership Career: (1963-78) 251 games, 119 tries, 1 field goal, 358 points (Souths 1963-78, 211g, 100t, 1fg, 301p; Canterbury-Bankstown 1976-77, 40g, 19t, 57p)

First Grade debut: South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground on 6 April, 1963

Representative honours: Australia 15 Tests (1969-74); NSW 11 Interstate matches (1969-75)

Other honours: NRL Hall of Fame 2008

A product of the prolific South Sydney junior nursery, Bob McCarthy changed the role of the second rower. His barrel chest and bulk were complemented by his speed and mobility and made him a nightmare for defenders on the fringe and wrought havoc. McCarthy enjoyed a long and successful career but the enduring image of him will always be of his match winning intercept try in the 1967 Grand Final.