Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) Chairman Peter V’landys AM has today honoured the life and career of Barry Muir, who has passed away.
Muir, a member of the NRL Hall of Fame, played 25 Test and World Cup matches for Australia.
“Barry was a true Rugby League character – even down to coining the phrase ‘cockroach’, which has become synonymous with the State of Origin series,” Mr V’landys said.
“Barry was a legendary figure in Queensland and he will continue to be, such is his impact in the Brisbane Rugby League, and of course for Queensland and Australia.
“He toured England and France with the Kangaroos on multiple occasions and also represented the Rest of the World against Great Britain in 1960.
“He was honoured as one of Australia’s greatest 100 players in the Centenary season in 2008, and his contribution will be forever remembered as part of our Hall of Fame.
“On behalf of the Commission, I extend our condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew him.”