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Arthur Beetson Statement
The Sydney Roosters are devastated to hear about the sudden death of club and rugby league legend, Arthur Beetson.
One of rugby league's most well respected and liked characters, Artie will always hold a special place in the hearts of everyone associated with the Roosters.
His combined passion for Club, State and his indigenous heritage was inspiring to all Australians and will never be forgotten.
In Memoriam: Arthur Beetson, OAM
Arthur Beetson was inducted into the Roosters Hall of Fame in 2010.
Player number 615 for the Sydney Roosters, Artie is one of rugby league's seven immortals is still referred to as the best prop Australia has ever seen.
Arthur played 131 games for Easts between 1971 and 1978, captaining the 1974 and 1975 premiership winning teams, and coached the club between 1985 and 1988, earning the