100 years of the game
Rugby league in Australia started as a rebel football competition established in defiance of the New South Wales Rugby Union. With its mix of hardness and athleticism, it has grown to become one of the most popular of Australian sports, a skilful fast-moving game that has the passionate support of its fans.
Here, relive some of the key moments and memorabilia, with photographs which bear testament to the great teams and personalities of the past.
Many of these photographs are also on show in the League of Legends travelling photographic exhibition.
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1965: Ten on the trot
Courtesy Melba Studios.
1966: Sunday best
Photo: Vic Summer/Fairfaxphotos.
1960s: Golden Boots
Photo: Newspix/News Limited.
1967: Kelly and the kids
Courtesy Wests Ashfield Leagues Magpie Archives.
Photo: Ern McQuillan. National Library of Australia, nla.pic-vn3562094.