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Norm Provan

Year inducted: 2017

True Blue number: 466

Born: December 18, 1932, Urana, NSW

Clubs: St George Dragons

Position: Second row

Premiership career: (1951-65) 256 games, 63 tries, 1 goal, 191 points

First Grade debut: St George Dragons vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Kogarah Oval, Sydney on 7 April, 1951

Representative honours: Australia 18 Tests (1954-60); NSW 20 Interstate matches (1954-61)

Other honours: Rugby League Immortal 2018, ARL Team of the Century 2008, NSW Team of the Century 2008, NSWRL Player of the Year 1958

Graded by St George from Sutherland in 1950 Norm Provan went on to have a fairytale career with success at every level. He was a cornerstone of St George’s premiership domination, appearing in 10 successive Grand Final winning teams – four as captain-coach) before he retired at the end of 1965. He also made 25 appearances for New South Wales and 18 Test and World Cup appearances for Australia, including the successful 1957 World Cup campaign. Tall, angular and athletic Provan literally stood head and shoulders above other forwards of his era. A revered figure across the game his figure has adorned the premiership trophy since 1982.

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