Queensland Sport Hall of Fame

Mr Jim Craig

In the 1920ís, Balmain boy in versatile rugby league back Jimmy Craig stamped himself as one of the codeís greats.

He represented 3 times for NSW and 23 times for Queensland and in seven tests for Australia (three as captain) played fullback, centre and halfback and was once described by the legendary Dally Messenger as the greatest player he ever saw.

He was the star of the 1921-22 Kangaroos tour of Great Britain before taking his talents to Queensland where his Ipswich team became a power in the Bulimba cup.

Craig returned to Sydney in 1929, joining Wests and as captain coach, he led the club to its first premiership success in 1930.

Jimmy Craig died in 1959 at 65 years of age and was named in the Queensland Rugby League Team of the Century in 2008.

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