The Queensland Rugby Union inducted its first members into the Hall of Fame at the Reds Gala Ball on August 30 2013 as a special part of the Queensland Rugby 130th anniversary celebrations.
11 members from a shortlist of 52 were inducted in the inaugural year with the inductees or their descendants receiving a 9ct gold pin and Hall of Fame plaque as a part of the ceremony.
The shortlist of 52 featured past players and coaches from the foundation years through to the modern day, who were selected by a panel of Rugby experts including past Queensland Rugby players, coaches and manager, current Queensland Rugby officials, journalists, and Rugby historians.
The panel selected the final 11 inductees in recognition for their impact on the Rugby landscape and their contributions to the code in Queensland.
The introduction of the Hall of Fame will create a lasting legacy for Rugby in Queensland. Many players came close to being recognised in the inaugural induction and there will now be an annual opportunity to honour them.
The criteria for inductees into the Hall of Fame include;
o they must be retired for ten years,
o they have played and/or coached for Queensland, and
o they have made an overall contribution to the game in Queensland.
2013's Queensland Rugby Hall of Fame inductees were:
1. Tom Lawton Snr
2. Jimmy Flynn
3. Arthur Hickson
4. Eddie Bonis
5. Phil Carmichael
6. Des Connor
7. Mark Loane
8. Paul Mclean
9. Michael Lynagh
10. John Eales
11. Tim Horan
2014's Queensland Rugby Hall of Fame inductees were:
1. Austin Gralton
2. Tony Shaw
3. Andrew Slack
The Queensland Rugby Union will be inducting its 2014 members into the Hall of Fame at the Reds Gala Ball on August 29 2014.
2014 Hall of Fame Shortlist
Hall of Fame Panel
29 APRIL 2017