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The NSWRL today paid tribute to Newtown great Brian ‘Chicka’ Moore, who died recently after a long illness.
NSWRL CEO David Trodden said Moore, who played with Newtown from 1962 until 1973, coached the club in 1983 and in 2008 was named in their Team of the Century, will be remembered as a legendary figure in the game.

“Chicka was a stalwart of the Newtown club – a player of enormous talent,” said Trodden.

“That talent saw him represent at the highest levels of the game, for both NSW and the Kangaroos.

“Chicka earned a tremendous amount of respect throughout his extensive career in the sport.

“He will be sorely missed.”

Moore played junior football with St Peters, and made his first grade debut for Newtown v Souths at Henson Park in June, 1962. He toured with the Kangaroos in 1967-68 and was the last coach of the Newtown Jets in the NSWRL premiership in 1983.

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.