Rugby League

Ross Strudwick - Halfback Extraordinaire

Ross Strudwick – Halfback Extraordinaire

At a time when many of Queensland’s best players were being poached by Sydney clubs, Ross Strudwick bucked the trend by leaving mighty St George to join Fortitude Valley in the Brisbane competition in 1973. The Valleys club had its own proud tradition, having won the first BRL competition in 1909 and a record 17 […]
Frank Drake - A Rebel With A Cause

Frank Drake – A Rebel With A Cause

Billy Slater is currently firmly ensconced in the position of Australia’s premier fullback, currently holding the record for the most tries scored by a fullback in the NRL. He epitomises the concept of the “running fullback” and no one currently questions the validity or the value of having a fullback that scores a lot of […]
Wally Lewis And The Diehards

Wally Lewis And The Diehards

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Wally Lewis’ first grade debut for Fortitude Valleys in the Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) competition. The Valleys Diehards were a foundation club and have won 25 first grade premierships overall, more than any other football club in Australian history. Kangaroos such as Vic Armbruster and Duncan Hall, and Origin […]