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Allan Langer

Halfback

Player Bio

Inducted:
2008
Birthplace:
Ipswich QLD
Date of Birth:
30 July 1966
Nickname:
Alf
Debut Team:
Ipswich
Opposition:
Valleys
Date:
02 March 1986
Venue:
Neumann Oval, Albion
Representative:
Queensland, Australia
Clubs:
Ipswich Norths, Ipswich Jets, Brisbane Broncos, Warrington

Career

Milestones
  • Premierships: 1993-93 and 1997-98
  • Kangaroo Tours: 1990, 1994
  • Australian captain: 2 Tests
  • Rothmans Medal: 1992
  • Dally M Medal: 1996
  • Dally M Halfback of the Year: 1988, 1994, 1996
  • Rugby League Week Player of the Year: 1996
  • Clive Churchill Medal: 1992
  • Rated No. 80 in Rugby League Week’s Top 100 players: 1992
  • Named in NRL Team of the 1990s: 2003
First Class Games
457
Points
685
Tries
160

Biography

There has to be something about Ipswich, as it has been the breeding ground of so many great rugby league players, such as Dud Beattie, the Walters boys, Henry Bichel, John Cleary, Dan Dempsey, Frank Doonar, Denis Flannery, Eric Frauenfelder, Hec Gee, Ron Griffiths, ''Monty'' Heidke, Noel Kelly, Doug McLean, Gary Parcell, Bill Paten, Les Sellers, Bill Smith, Bob Tubman and Joe Wilson.

There was also Jimmy Craig, but he was an import. Great players all, but in the eyes of most critics, Allan Langer would reign supreme among them.

A man of jockey-like height, Langer was never daunted by bigger players, bringing them down with remarkable ease.

His first Origin game was in 1987, when his selection was criticised but he proved the sceptics wrong.

In 2001 he returned from Warrington in England to play in an Origin series decider. His final club game was the 2002 preliminary final for the Broncos.

Langer won a Rothmans Medal in Brisbane, the Clive Churchill Medal, led the Broncos to three grand-final wins and a Super League crown and captained his country.

Wayne Bennett wrote of him in Don't Die With The Music In You: ''Pound-for-pound ... he was rugby league's top performer of the 1990s. Day in, day out. Year after year. By 'performer', I'm not just talking natural gifts. He has those, but what he also has is a determination and dedication to always put in''.

“He can do so much with seemingly so little effort – score the vital try or pull off the vital tackle.”

Wayne Bennett Brisbane Broncos coach

Career Stats

Club Career

Club
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Norths, Ipswich Brisbane Rugby League 1984 1985 - - - - -
Ipswich Jets Brisbane Rugby League 1986 1987 25 6 4 1 33
Ipswich Jets State League 1986 1987 4 4 - - 16
Ipswich Jets Official Pre-season 1986 1987 4 1 - - 4
Brisbane Broncos Premiership
1988
2002
1999
2002
258 100 8 5 421
Brisbane Broncos Mid-week competitions 1988 1989 4 - - - -
Brisbane Broncos Official Pre-season 1990 1995 19 5 3 - 26
Brisbane Broncos World Club Challenge
1992
1994
1992
1994
2 - - - -
Brisbane Broncos Super League World Club Challenge 1997 1997 5 2 - - 8
Warrington Wolves England First Class Games 2000 2001 51 15 4 - 68

Representative Career

City - Country

City - Country
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
City Firsts Country Firsts 1987 1987 1 2 - - 8
City Origin Country Origin
1988
1996
1994
1996
8 4 - - 16

State

State
Team Name Competition Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Queensland State of Origin New South Wales
1987
1996
1998
2001
1994
1996
1998
2002
34 10 - 1 41
Queensland Super League Tri-Series New South Wales 1997 1997 3 1 - - 4

International

International
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Australia Tests and World Cup
1988
1990
1998
1988
1994
1999
24 5 - - 20
Australia Super League Tests 1997 1997 1 - - - -
Australia Tour Matches
1988
1990
1992
1994
1988
1990
1992
1994
21 11 - - 44
Australia Rest of the World 1988 1988 1 - - - -

Other Representative

Other Representative
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Rest of the World Great Britain 1988 1988 1 - - - -

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