The Helmich Manoeuvre

For me, the recent Dally M Medal presentation was only the entree to the main event of the same evening, the naming of the additions to the Rugby League Hall Of Fame. Adding the names of Sid Pearce, Arthur Holloway, Tom Gorman, Mick Cronin, Keith Barnes and Harry Wells to the list of previous inductees was a fitting tribute to the careers of some of the true greats of our game.

But it got me thinking.

Over the years something has been constantly overlooked in the Hall of Fame inductions, a vital component in the make-up of our great game just as valuable as any of the current and future inductees, and it