For Rugby League, the 1990s was iconic in every sense of the word. From the jerseys, theme songs to the big moments, it was a decade that will live on in the game’s history.
Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler and True Blue Andrew Johns stood atop the competition but according to the latter, Laurie Daley was arguably the best from that era.
“Laurie Daley dominated that era when the Blues had probably their strongest dominance, from 1992-94 and he was at the forefront of that dominance,” Johns told Wide World of Sports’ Freddy and the Eighth.
“He was just an Origin player.
“When Laurie was at his best there was no better. Especially at that level, he was just out of this world, he won games all on his own.”
The successful era for the NSW Blues resulted in several Hall of Fame inductions including Andrew Ettingshausen, Glenn Lazarus, Bradley Clyde, Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns, Cliff Lyons, Ricky Stuart and Steve Menzies.
Daley was inducted in 2008 and finished his career with 244 games, three premierships, 23 Origin appearances and one Dally M to his name.