History

Legends of League

A highlight of the Canterbury Rugby League centenary celebrations during Queen's Birthday weekend 2013 was the induction of four of the province's greatest international players as NZRL Legends of League. The new inductees are the late Jimmy Haig (a Kiwi from 1947 to 1954), the late Alister Atkinson (1951 to 1956), Mocky Brereton (1969 to 1975) and Mark Broadhurst (1979 to 1983).

Three new players were inducted into the Legends of League fraternity in 2012. Colin O'Neil, John Whittaker and Stephen Kearney were all inducted alongside the Wellington Rugby League Centenary celebrations and were also named in the WRL Team of the Century.

These new additions take the tally to 51 since the Legends of League was introduced in 1995.

The judges for the Legends of League are Don Hammond, Jack Fagan, John Bray, Peter Kerridge, John Coffey and Richard Becht.

Ron A
Ron Ackland
(1995)
Deceased

A Asher
Albert Asher
(2008)

Bert Avery
Bert Avery (1995)
Deceased

A-Atkinson
Alister Atkinson
(2013)

R Bailey
Roger Bailey
(1995)

A Baskeville
Albert Baskerville (2001)
Deceased

Tom Baxter
Tom Baxter
(1995)

Dean Bell
Dean Bell
(2000)

L Blanchard
Lory Blanchard (2000)
Deceased

Mocky-B
Mocky Brereton
(2013)

Mark-Broadhurst
Mark Broadhurst
(2013)

Jock B
Jock Butterfield (2001)
Deceased

Roy Christian
Roy Christian
(2007)

Tony-Coll
Tony Coll
(2007)

Mel-Cooke-2
Mel Cooke
(1995)
Deceased

Cyril-Eastlake
Cyril Eastlake (1995)
Deceased

Olsen-F
Olsen Filipaina
(2007)

Gary-Freeman
Gary Freeman
(2007)

Mark-Graham
Mark Graham
(1995)

Travers-Hardwick
Travers Hardwick (2000)
Deceased

.Tom Hadfield
Tom Hadfield
(2010)
J-Haig
Jimmy Haig
(2013)
Don H
Don Hammond
(2010)
Karl-Ifwersen
Karl Ifwersen (2000)
Deceased
.

Cliff-Johnson
Cliff Johnson (1995)
Deceased

legend-Kearney
Stephen Kearney
(2012)

Charlie-McBride-2
Charlie McBride
(2000)
Deceased

Scotty-M
Scotty McClymont (2007)
Deceased

Ron-McGregor
Ron McGregor (2007)
Deceased

Bill-McLennan-2
Bill 'Ginger' McLennan (2000)
Deceased

.

Hugh-McGann
Hugh McGahan
(1995)

George-Menzies
George Menzies
(1995)

Cecil-Mountford
Cecil Mountford (2000)
Deceased


Frank-Mulcare
Frank Mulcare
(2007)

Tawera-Nikau
Tawera Nikau
(2008)

Legend-Oneill
Colin O'Neil
(2012)

Philip-Orchard
Philip Orchard
(2001)

John-percival
John Percival (Referee) (1995)
Deceased

Maurie-Robertson
Maurie Robertson (2000)
Deceased

Jim-Rukutai
Jim Rukutai
(2008)

Charlie-Seeling
Charlie Seeling (2001)
Deceased

Pat-Smith
Pat Smith (2007)
Deceased

.

Bill-Sorenson
Bill Sorensen (2000)
Deceased

Kurt-Sorenson
Kurt Sorensen
(2000)

Ken-Stirling-2
Ken Stirling
(2007)

Kevin-Tamati
Kevin Tamati
(1995)

Lance-Todd
Lance Todd
(2007)

Steve-Watene
Steve Watene
(2008)
.

Des-White-2
Des White
(1995)

legend-Whittaker
John Whittaker
(2012)

Dennis-Williams
Dennis Williams
(1995)