Played for Australia,Queensland,Balmain, East, Parramatta, Hull K.R.
Where is he now?
Rugby league Immortal Arthur Beetson died Dec1, 2011, aged 66 after suffering a heart attack on the Gold Coast.
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Arthur Beetson Player Profile
Beetson was the first Indigenous Australian to captain a national team in any sport.
He played 28 Tests for Australia and was captain in two, in addition to skippering Queensland in the first State of Origin match in 1980.
Beetson played 235 club matches between 1963-81 in the Sydney and Brisbane first grade competitions.
He captained Eastern Suburbs to back-to-back Sydney first grade premiership wins in 1974 and 1975.
He began his stint in Sydney with Balmain in 1966, famously missing its 1969 premiership victory because of suspension, and finished up with Parramatta in 1980 before returning to Redcliffe in the Brisbane first grade competition.
Big Artie had a memorable stint in the UK with Hull Kingston Rovers
His coaching career included leading the Maroons to Origin series victories in 1983, 1984 and 1989, while at the club level he was also at the helm of the Roosters and Cronulla.
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..Extracted from the doco 'The Spirit of Australian Sport: Rugby League' this video takes a look at league in the 1970s. Covering international matches between the Australian Kangaroos and the British league teams as well domestic premiership and NSW Vs Queensland games.
The video footage includes the great teams of Manly, Easts, St George & Parramatta and interviews with the likes of Harry Bath, Ron Coote, Greg Hartley and Tom Raudonikus. The video finishes off with the start of State of Origin ..
Artic cold conditions and an ice covered surface greeted the Aussies for the third test. Officials laid 18 tonnes of straw over the pitch in an effort to reduce the ice. Ground staff placed 44 gallon drums of hot coals on the surface in effort to thaw it out. All soccer matches and Race meetings had already been called off. Bob Fulton was quoted as saying it was without doubt the worst conditions he had ever played in.
..Extracted from the doco 'The Spirit of Australian Sport: Rugby League' this video takes a look at league in the 1980s. Covering international matches between the Australian Kangaroos and the British league teams as well domestic premiership and NSW Vs Queensland games. The video footage includes the great teams of Canterbury & Parramatta and interviews with the heaps of great interviews.