6. Arthur Halloway

In a remarkable club career, Arthur ''Pony'' Halloway started with Glebe in Australian rugby league's first season, then had three years with Balmain, joined Easts for three seasons, and then returned to the Black and Golds for a further six premiership campaigns.

During this time, he won seven premierships — two with Easts and five with Balmain, the last four as captain-coach.

Halloway's representative career was equally as enduring. A 21-year-old member of the Pioneers who played against the New Zealand All Golds in 1907, he played over 100 representative matches, including 10 Tests and two Kangaroo tours (1908–09 and 1911–12).

He captained Australia to New Zealand in 1919.

Halloway was more like an earlier version of Tommy Raudonikis than a dynamic Steve Mortimer-type footballer.

At 165cm and no more than 63kg, he was the smallest of the First Kangaroos, but in his first four seasons, 1908 to 1911, he scored 24 tries in 38 first-grade games, despite not always playing in winning sides.

Tom McMahon the great referee, called him a ''tiger in defence'', and added, ''He was very game, and could take all the rough stuff that came his way''.

Halloway once turned up for a match after severing part of a finger at work that morning.

After spending his final year as a player at Ipswich, Halloway moved into coaching, with great success.

He had stints with North Sydney and Canterbury, but most famously with Eastern Suburbs, guiding them to premiership victories in 1935, 1936, 1937 and 1945.

Position: Halfback.

Clubs: Glebe 1908; Balmain 1909–11, 1915–20; Eastern Suburbs 1912–14; St Paul's Ipswich 1921.

Club landmarks: Won premierships with Easts 1912, Balmain 1915–17, 1919–20.

Games for NSW: 27 (1907–19).

Games for Queensland: One (1921).

Tests for Australia: 10 (1908–19) — three as captain.

Representative landmarks: Kangaroo tours 1908–09, 1911–12; Australian tour of New Zealand 1919.