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Glenn Lazarus

Year inducted: 2021

True Blue number: 817/93

Born: December 11, 1965, Queanbeyan, NSW

Club/s: Canberra Raiders, Brisbane Broncos, Melbourne Storm

Position: Prop

Premiership career: (1987-99) 254 games; Canberra Raiders (1987-91), 92 games, 10 tries; Brisbane Broncos (1992-97), 118 games; 9 tries; Melbourne Storm (1998-99), 44 games, 2 tries

First Grade debut: Canberra Raiders v Western Suburbs Magpies at Orana Park, Campbelltown on July 26, 1987

Representative honours: Australia 21 Tests (1990-99); NSW 19 Origins (1989-94, 1996, 1998-99)

Other honours: NSW Team of the Century 2008; Australia’s Greatest 100 Players 2008

Although the nickname ‘The Brick with Eyes’ doesn’t inspire a skilful, match-savvy front rower, that’s exactly the type of footballer Lazarus was. That talent could be seen from winning five premierships at three different clubs (Raiders 1989-90, Broncos 1992-93 and Storm 1999). He was a tough-as-teak front rower – lauded as the best in the world - whose tireless work rate laid the platform for his team’s success and he was part of the first NSW Blues teams that won three consecutive series from 1992-94. From his 254 club games, only 11 were off the bench.