Bevan a Legend in OzBrian Bevan was yesterday inducted into AustraliaĂs NRL Hall of Fame at the Dally M Awards ceremony in Sydney. In doing so he becomes the first player to be a member of both the RFL and NRL Hall of Fame. This is a remarkable recognition of an Australian who played his rugby in England.Bevan is rugby leagueĂs record try scorer with a phenomenal 796 tries in 688 matches in a 20 year career in England. His tryscoring feats are legendary and it is a measure of this that his nearest rival, Billy Boston trails 225 tries behind Bevan.Brian Bevan spent 18 seasons at Wilderspool scoring 740 tries in 620 matches. His many highlights include three Championships and two Challenge Cup victories, including the famous 1954 replay at Odsal and so many memorable tries.He becomes the fourth Warrington player in the NRL Hall of Fame, joining Harry Bath, Dave Brown and Bobby Fulton.Warrington Wolves did not forget their most famous player in the move from Wilderspool Stadium to the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The well known Bevan statue came with the Club on its stadium move and a specially constructed ˘Bevan Wall÷ is a reminder of the Great ManĂs achievements.
07, Sep, 2005