11. Charles Fraser

At just 163cm, an 18-year-old ''Chook'' Fraser was dwarfed by the big English forwards upon his Test debut in Britain and was forced to rapidly develop his evasive skills in order to avoid a pummelling.

Back in Australia, he represented NSW in 1912 and toured New Zealand with a NSW outfit (effectively the Australian team) the same year.

His versatility was a major asset to his Balmain club, who won five premierships in six years between 1915 and 1920, with Fraser a vital figure in each victory.

Fraser was one of the first chosen for Australia when Test football resumed after the war, touring New Zealand in 1919.

A year later he played all three Ashes Tests and made a second Kangaroo tour in 1921–22, captaining Australia after tour captain Les Cubitt was incapacitated.

He won a sixth premiership title with Balmain in 1924 (as captain) and played his final game for the club in 1926 after 190 first-grade games, a tally that stood as a premiership record until 1950.

After leaving Balmain, Fraser accepted a captain-coach position at Riverina club Gundagai, helping the club claim the famed Maher Cup in 1927. He retired following an injury in a trial match early in 1928.

Position: Fullback/Centre/Five-eighth.

Clubs: Balmain 1910–26; Gundagai 1927.

Club landmarks: Won premierships with Balmain 1915–17, 1919–20, 1924.

Games for NSW: 10 (1912–21).

Tests for Australia: 11 (1911–22) — three as captain.

Representative landmarks: Kangaroo tours 1911–12, 1921–22; Australian tour of New Zealand 1919.