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Glenn Lazarus

Prop

Player Bio

Inducted:
2008
Birthplace:
Queanbeyan, NSW
Date of Birth:
11 December 1965
Nickname:
The Brick with Eyes
Debut Team:
Canberra Raiders
Opposition:
Western Suburbs Magpies
Date:
26 July 1987
Venue:
Orana Park, Campbelltown
Representative:
City, New South Wales, Australia
Clubs:
Canberra Raiders, Brisbane Broncos, Melbourne Storm

Career

Milestones
  • Premierships: 1989-90, 1992-93, 1999
  • Kangaroo Tours: 1990, 1994
  • Dally M Prop of the Year: 1992
  • New South Wales Team of the Century: 2008
  • NSW Country Team of the Century: 2008
  • Named in NRL Team of the 1990s: 2003
  • The only player to win major grand finals with three clubs
First Class Games
353
Points
118
Tries
29

Biography

Rarely does a footballer leave the stage on his own terms, savouring glory on the last day of his final season. In 1999, Glenn Lazarus bowed out after a fifth premiership with his third club, to cap a glorious career that spanned 13 years.

In his prime, Lazarus was widely considered to be the world's best prop.

He was the classic front-rower, a man whose number of hit-ups and work rate often had a direct correlation to his team's success.

He provided forward momentum, laying the platform for the outside speedsters to work their magic.

Born in Queanbeyan, Lazarus made his first-grade debut in 1987 for Canberra.

Two years later, he was an integral part of the Raiders inaugural premiership triumph.

The front-rower played in two more grand finals for Canberra, winning in 1990 and losing in 1991, both against Penrith.

A move north saw Lazarus star for Wayne Bennett's Broncos. Consecutive grand final wins over St George gave Lazarus the extraordinary statistic of playing in five consecutive grand finals during a period when he was also a major factor behind NSW's dominance at Origin level.

A broken leg prevented him from playing in Brisbane's successful 1997 campaign, and he played out the final two years of a 244-game first-grade career for the Melbourne Storm.

“He gave us the go-forward we’d never had on a consistent basis. He specialized in the tough going that was Sydney football.”

Wayne Bennett Brisbane Broncos coach

Career Stats

Club Career

Club
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Canberra Raiders Premiership 1987 1991 92 10 - - 40
Canberra Raiders Mid-week competitions 1988 1989 2 1 - - 4
Canberra Raiders World Club Challenge 1989 1989 1 - - - -
Canberra Raiders Official Pre-season 1990 1990 4 1 - - 4
Brisbane Broncos Premiership 1992 1997 118 9 - - 36
Brisbane Broncos Official Pre-season 1992 1995 13 - - - -
Brisbane Broncos World Club Challenge
1992
1994
1992
1994
2 - - - -
Brisbane Broncos Super League World Club Challenge 1997 1997 4 1 - - 4
Melbourne Storm Premiership 1998 1999 44 2 1 - 10

Representative Career

City - Country

City - Country
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
City Origin Country Origin 1989 1990 2 - - - -
Country Origin City Origin
1991
1996
1994
1996
5 - - - -

State

State
Team Name Competition Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
New South Wales State of Origin Queensland
1989
1996
1998
1994
1996
1999
19 2 - - 8
New South Wales Super League Tri-Series Queensland 1997 1997 3 - - - -

International

International
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Australia Tests and World Cup
1990
1998
1994
1999
21 1 - - 4
Australia Super League Tests 1997 1997 1 - - - -
Australia Tour matches
1990
1994
1992
1994
21 1 - - 4

Other Representative

Other Representative
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
President’s XIII Great Britain 1988 1988 1 1 - - 4

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