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The NRL has today paid tribute to commentator Darrell Eastlake, who has passed away aged 75.

"Darrell was an iconic Rugby League caller, renowned for his commentary of State of Origin," NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.

"For a long time, his voice personified State of Origin.

"His calls were always colourful, larger than life, and he oozed passion through every tackle or big moment.

"Darrell will always be part of the rich history of State of Origin and he played an important role in the growth of the contest as a whole."

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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