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Congratulations to legendary South Sydney, Wests, NSW and Australian centre Harry Wells, who was yesterday inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions.

Wells played an instrumental role for his teams in the 1950s and 1960s in a career that included 29 Tests and induction into the Western Suburbs Magpies Team of the Century.

The bustling back came to Sydney from Wollongong, eventually winning the 1951 Grand Final with Souths and captaining the Magpies' Grand Final side of 1958

Wells represented Australia in two Kangaroo tours of Great Britain in 1952-53 and 1959-60 and played in 29 Tests between 1952 and 1960. For Wests he played 85 games between 1956 and 1961.

The NSW Hall of Champions is a sport museum and hall of fame which pays tribute to this state’s greatest sporting heroes.

Every year, athletes who have achieved at the highest level of their sport are selected for induction.

Since 1979, 362 sportsmen and women representing 55 sports have been added to the Roll of Honour.

Previous inductees include Sir Donald Bradman, Dawn Fraser, Layne Beachley and Dally Messenger.

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.

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