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Shane Webcke

Prop

Player Bio

Inducted:
2008
Birthplace:
Leyburn, QLD
Date of Birth:
28 September 1974
Nickname:
-
Debut Team:
Brisbane Broncos
Opposition:
North Sydney Bears
Date:
19 May 1995
Venue:
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Representative:
Queensland, Australia
Club:
Brisbane Broncos

Career

Milestones

  • Premierships: 1997-98, 2000, 2006
  • Kangaroo Tour: 2003
  • Dally M Prop of the Year: 2000-02
  • Rugby League Week Player of the Year: 2001
  • Named in NRL Team of the 1990s: 2003
First Class Games
315
Points
104
Tries
26

Biography

Solid and surprisingly mobile for a big man, Shane Webcke never shirked his duty. In defence and attack he led the way, always leading in hit-ups and tackles. He was a footballer of great determination and courage.

He is also a man of great principle. Webcke played a season with Brothers before joining the Broncos in 1994, but during that year he left the club for a period to help his family on the death of his father in a work accident.

In 2001, he wrote an open letter to all players on their responsibilities following highly-publicised antics that temporarily had the administrators of the game reeling.

In 2005, he withdrew from Origin and other representative football, feeling he could no longer do it all.

Shane Webcke was and is a credit to the code, an icon who set an example for other athletes to follow.

He demonstrated his real iron man qualities by playing in all six of Australia's matches at the 2000 World Cup.

A few weeks earlier, he had played in a preliminary final just five weeks after breaking his arm.

Having made 24 tackles in that game, he backed up in the grand final, which the Broncos won, the second of his three NRL premierships.

“He always put the team first and that is what made him the player he was. He was always willing to pay the price for his team-mates."

Darren Lockyer Team-mate

Career Stats

Club Career

Club
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Brisbane Broncos Premiership 1995 2006 254 18 - - 72
Brisbane Broncos Super League World Club Challenge 1997 1997 8 4 - - 16
Brisbane Broncos World Club Challenge 2001 2001 1 - - - -

Representative Career

State

State
Team Name Competition Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Queensland Super League Tri-Series New South Wales 1997 1997 3 1 - - 4
Queensland State of Origin New South Wales 1998 2004 21 1 - - 4

International

International
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Australia Tests and World Cup 1998 2004 25 2 - - 8
Australia Super League Tests 1997 1997 1 - - - -
Australia Tour matches 2003 2003 2 - - - -

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