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Rugby league icons: Arthur Beetson
The first Indigenous person to captain Australia in any sport, he led Queensland in the inaugural State of Origin match in 1980, was a star for Redcliffe, Balmain, the Roosters and Parramatta. There are none bigger in rugby league history than the late, great seventh Immortal who passed away in 2011.
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.