GOLDEN YEARS: An image of the 1987 Queensland origin squad.
GOLDEN YEARS: An image of the 1987 Queensland origin squad.

Readers recognise rugby league greats

THE QT asked readers to try and identify as many rugby league players as they could from this photo of the 1987 Queensland Origin squad.

Credit goes to Graham Vea Vea who successfully named each player (showing off his knowledge of nicknames in the process) and Craig William Taylor who only missed Greg Conescu.

Bonus points were awarded to those readers who successfully identified the photographer in the photo as former Australian politician and Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Sallyanne Atkinson.

Here's a selection of our favourite comments:

Wayne (Benny) Bennett, Tony (?) Currie, Allan (Alfie) Langer, Martin (Munster) Bella, Peter (Jacko) Jackson, Wally (King) Lewis, Dale (Roudy) Shearer, Paul (Fattie) Vautin, Trever (Axe) Gillmiester, Gary (Badge) Belcher, Greg (Turtle) Conescu, photo - Sally Anne. - Graham Vea Vea Wayne

Funny how Sallyanne Atkinson was a definite, even before I looked at the guys. - Rebecca Wilson

I can name none, because footy doesn't interest me at all. - Leonie Guy

Tony Currie, Allan Langer, Martin Bella, Peter Jackson, Wally Lewis, Dale Shearer, Paul Vautin, Trever Gillmiester, Gary Belcher, coach Wayne Bennett and Sallyanne taking the photo. - Craig William Taylor

Pic taker is Sally Anne Atkinson. Brissy Lord Mayor back then? - Bruce Saville

Sally Anne Atkinson taking the pic... - Lisa Butler

Alfie, Fatty, Gillie... And the woman is Paul Pisasale. - Thistle Doo

Crikey! Is that Wayne Bennett smiling on the far left? - Bruce Saville

A team of the very best, our favourites. Sad to see Peter Jackson there. - Julie-Anne Pashley

Oh my a smiling Wayne, who would believe it. - Rebecca Pollard

Sallyanne Atkinson... then mayor of Brisbane. - Ebony Moss

Sallyanne Atkinson??? - Karen Riddell

Sallyanne Atkinson - Angela Fergus



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