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Brad Fittler

Year inducted: 2017

True Blue number: 831

Origin number: 107

Born: February 5, 1972, Auburn, NSW

Clubs: Penrith Panthers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters

Position: Five-eighth

Premiership Career: (1989-2004) 336 games, 122 tries, 14 goals, 10 field goals, 526 points (Penrith 1989-95, 119g, 31t, 5g, 2fg, 136p; Easts 1996-2004, 217g, 91t, 9g, 8fg, 390p)

First Grade debut: Penrith Panthers vs Western Suburb Magpies at Orana Park on 20 August 1989

Representative honours: Australia 40 Tests (1991-2001); NSW 31 State of Origins (1990-2004); Coaching: 2 State of Origin series win (2018-19)

Other honours: NRL Hall of Fame 2008

Brad Fittler was a precocious and prodigious talent from the time he made his first grade debut. Whether at centre, five eighth or even lock later in his career, Fittler was the ultimate package – apart from his agility and balance, he had the best sidestep in the game, great skill and tremendous defence. After starring as a player at club, Origin and international level for a decade and a half Fittler has, since retirement, become an erudite media commentator and is the current coach of the successful Bryden’s NSW Blues.