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Vale Graeme Langlands

The Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) sends it condolences to the family and friends of Rugby League Immortal, Graeme Langlands MBE, who passed away last night.

Langlands is one of eight Rugby League Immortals, with the RLPA today paying tribute to the former St George, New South Wales and Australian player.

Inducted into both the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame, Langlands played 227 games for the Dragons and won four premierships.

Langlands also represented Australia on 45 occasions, with 15 of those appearances as captain.

Nicknamed ‘Changa’, the former fullback and centre was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal for his contribution to Rugby League and in 2008 was named in the Greatest 100 Players and the Team of the Century by the ARL.

RLPA CEO Ian Prendergast paid tribute to Langlands, particularly the enormous contribution he made to the game of Rugby League.

“The Rugby League community has lost one of the greatest players to have ever played the game,” Mr Prendergast said. “On behalf of the RLPA, I would like to pass on my condolences to Graeme’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“Graeme achieved everything there was to achieve in Rugby League, so we reflect on his incredible contribution at this time, which will live on for eternity given he is one of just eight Immortals named in the history of this great game.”

Graeme Langlands

Rugby League Playing Career
St George (1963-76) – 227 games, 86 tries, 648 goals, 1554 points
NSW Country Firsts (1962)
NSW City Firsts (1966-73)
35 games for New South Wales Firsts (1962-75)
45 Tests for Australia (1963-75)

Rugby League Coaching Career
St George (1972-76)
NSW City Firsts (1973-76)
New South Wales (1973-76)
Australia (1973-75)