Ellery Hanley
inducted into Rugby League Hall of Fame

Former Great Britain captain Ellery Hanley will be inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame this week, as part of four new members. Hanley, who also went on to coach Great Britain, will join Eric Ashton, Martin Hodgson and the late Dougie Clark in entering the Hall of Fame.

Hanley made 34 appearances for Great Britain, captaining the side 19 times during his career, while notching an impressive 428 tries in his 498 career appearances for Bradford, Wigan and Leeds.

He is the only player to have won the Man of Steel award three times.

After enjoying a superb career on the field, Hanley moved into coaching and took charge of Great Britain in 1994 for a year.

Hanley will be inducted in a ceremony at the George Hotel in Huddersfield on Thursday, along with three other Rugby League legends.