You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content

Ken Irvine

Year inducted: 2018

True Blue number: 525

Born: March 5, 1940, Cremorne, NSW

Clubs: North Sydney Bears, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Position: Winger

Premiership career: (1958-1973) 236 games, 212 tries, 70 goals (North Sydney 1958-70, 176g, 171t, 59g; Manly Warringah 1971-73 60g, 41t, 11g)

First Grade debut: North Sydney Bears vs Parramatta Eels at North Sydney Oval on 28 June 1958

Representative honours: Australia 33 Tests (1959-70); NSW 27 Interstate matches (1959-67)

Other honours: NRL Hall of Fame 2008, ARL Team of the Century 2008, NSW Team of the Century 2008

North Sydney junior Ken Irvine built an unrivalled record for try scoring. In thirteen seasons for the Bears he posted a phenomenal 171 tries in 176 matches, and he was just as prolific for state and country. Irvine’s dazzling speed was mixed with great athleticism and a ruthless try scoring instinct, and he deservedly finished his career with dual premierships at Manly in 1972-73.