Men of League announce Magnificent 7
Lee Tippo has won a football autographed by the Titans squad and a new Aquis Titans jersey for coming closest to matching rugby league’s ‘Magnificent Seven’.
- Johnathan Thurston
- Andrew Johns
- Peter Sterling
- Allan Langer
- Billy Smith
- Steve Mortimer
The Men of League’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ was announced in Sydney last night at the Foundation’s annual gala dinner in the lead-up to this weekend’s Men of League NRL Heritage Round.
A judging panel of Wayne Bennett, Tim Sheens, Phil Rothfield, Warren Smith and Neil Cadigan nominated the 14 finalists before their votes were added to those of over 2400 league fans who replied to the task of nominating the greatest seven halfbacks since 1961 when television coverage of the game was introduced.
The Magnificent 7 reflect all the eras of the past 60 years and include current Queensland hero Johnathan Thurston and the most recently anointed Immortal Andrew Johns.
It was part of the special celebrations around the NRL this year during which the game’s great tradition is celebrated in conjunction with Men of League, which has 26,000 members and does such a wonderful job looking after the welfare of league past and present servants.