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NSWRL The Star Hall of Fame

Established in 2017, The NSWRL The Star Hall of Fame acknowledges those who have achieved outstanding feats on and off the field throughout a professional playing career.

The eligibility criteria was determined by a selection committee of Dr Peponis, Australian selectors Bob Fulton and Bob McCarthy and journalists Phil Rothfield and Andrew Webster working in conjunction with Rugby League statistician David Middleton.

The qualification for the Hall of Fame is:

(a) The player must have played 10 games or more for New South Wales; or, alternatively, the player must have captained New South Wales; AND

(b) The player must also have played for Australia; AND

(c) The player must also have been retired for at least five seasons.

2017 Inductees (Inaugural)

Bradley Clyde 

  • Born: January 27, 1970, Culcairn, NSW
  • Clubs: Canberra, Canterbury
  • Position: Lock/Second Row
  • Australia: Tests 19 (1989-94)
  • New South Wales: State of Origins 12 (1989-94)
  • Other information: Top 100 Players of the Century 2007; NSW Country Team of the Century 2008

Ron Coote

  • Born: October 25, 1944, Kingsford, NSW
  • Clubs: Souths, Easts
  • Position: Lock/Second Row
  • Australia: Tests 23 (1967-75)
  • New South Wales: Interstate matches 13 (1965-75), Matches v touring international teams 2 (1970-74)
  • Other information: ARL Team of the Century 2008; Top 100 Players of the Century 2007; NSW Team of the Century 2008

Laurie Daley

  • Born: October 20, 1969, Junee, NSW
  • Club: Canberra
  • Position: Five-eighth
  • Australia: Tests 21 (1990-99)
  • New South Wales: State of Origins 23 (1989-99)
  • Other information: Top 100 Players of the Century 2007

Brad Fittler

  • Born: February 5, 1972, Auburn, NSW
  • Clubs: Penrith, Easts
  • Position: Five-eighth
  • Australia: Tests 40 (1991-2001), Kangaroo tours 1990, 1994, 2001, World Cup 1992, 1995, 2000, Tri-Nations 1999
  • New South Wales: State of Origins 31 (1990-2004)
  • Other information: Top 100 Players of the Century 2007

Bob McCarthy

  • Born: August 5, 1944, Redfern, NSW
  • Clubs: Souths, Canterbury
  • Position: Second Row
  • Australia: Tests 15 (1969-74)
  • New South Wales: Interstate matches 11 (1969-75), Matches v touring international teams 1 (1974)
  • Other information: Top 100 Players of the Century 2007

2018 Inductees

Keith Holman

  • Born: September 11, 1925, Ballarat, VIC
  • Club: Western Suburbs
  • Position: Halfback
  • Australia: Tests 35
  • New South Wales: Interstate matches 25 (1950-8)
  • Other information: After his playing retirement, Holman took up the referee's whistle and officiated in the 1971 grand final

Ken Irvine

  • Born: March 5, 1940, Sydney, NSW
  • Clubs: North Sydney, Manly Warringah 
  • Position: Winger
  • Australia: Tests 33
  • New South Wales: Interstate matches 27 (1959-67)

Steve Rogers

  • Born: November 20,1954, Sydney, NSW
  • Clubs: Cronulla, St. George 
  • Position: Centre
  • Australia: Tests 24
  • New South Wales: Interstate matches 15 (1973, 1975-81)

2019 Inductees

Steve Mortimer

  • Born: July 15, 1956, Yagoona, NSW
  • Club: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
  • Position: Halfback
  • Australia: 8 Tests
  • NSW: 7 interstate matches (1977-81), 1 match vs touring international teams (1979), 9 State of Origins (1982-85)
  • Other information: Top 100 Players of the Century 2007

Tommy Raudonikis

  • Born: April 13, 1950, Bathurst NSW
  • Clubs: Western Suburbs Magpies, Newtown Jets
  • Position: Halfback
  • Australia: 29 Tests (1972-80)
  • NSW: 21 interstate matches (1971-80), 2 matches vs touring international teams (1974-77), 1 State of Origin (1980)
  • Other information: Top 100 Players of the Century 2007