Radio New Zealand – Former Kiwis captain Mark Graham has been named as one of six inductees into the NRL Hall of Fame, the first New Zealander to be included.

Summary

  • Former Kiwis captain Mark Graham has been named as one of six inductees into the NRL Hall of Fame, the first New Zealander to be included.
  • Graham, a North Sydney stalwart and New Zealand Test captain in the 1980s, played 105 games for Norths between 1981-1988.
  • Graham joins Petero Civoniceva, Cliff Lyons, Steve Menzies, Ricky Stuart and Gorden Tallis in being recognised for their playing achievements and will join the 100 inaugural members from 2008.
  • Front rower Civoniceva was known for his uncompromising approach on the field but for being a gentleman off it and logged 309 NRL games between Brisbane and Penrith as well as 33 Origins for Queensland.
  • Tallis was perhaps the most dominant forward in the competition during the mid to late 1990s with the Brisbane Broncos and went on to shine for both the Maroons and Queensland.


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