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Brett Kenny

Year inducted: 2021

True Blue/Origin number: 767/36

Born: March 16, 1961, Canterbury, NSW

Club: Parramatta Eels

Position: Five-eighth

Premiership career: (1980-93) 265 games, 100 tries, 410 points

First Grade debut: Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Redfern Oval, Sydney on June 15, 1980

Representative honours: Australia 17 Tests (1982-87); NSW 17 Origins (1982-87)

Other honours: Golden Boot Award 1985; Australia’s Greatest 100 Players 2008

Kenny was a naturally gifted player and a big-match performer, who played a key role in Parramatta capturing four premierships in the NSWRL competition in the 1980s. Possessing speed, and a great kicking game he was a key member of the Blues from 1982-87 playing 17 games. In the 12 State of Origin matches where he was selected as five-eighth, Kenny enjoyed an eight games-to-four winning advantage over Wally Lewis. Kenny was a one-club man playing all 265 first grade games with the Eels.