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1. This Loyal Legend, though only a small man, was the first New Zealand Warrior to crack the 200-game barrier. Who was he?
2. Melbourne Storm made their debut in the NRL in 1998 and one of the original team went on to become a Loyal Legend. He retired in 2008 with 262 games under his belt. Who is he?
3. This man, known as Beaver, played three years of Super League, but still managed to retire from the NRL with 349 games for his team. He played in the same team, but not at the same time, as with 'Igor' and 'Wombat'. Who is he?
4. Two of the League's foundation clubs, Balmain Tigers and Western Suburbs Magpies, merged in 2000 to form Wests Tigers. Strangely enough, the old Magpies only had one loyal legend, Keith Holman, who played 203 games between 1949 and 1961. John Skandalis played 249 for the joint venture, but which of these Loyal Legends played the most games for the Tigers?
5. Foundation club, St George, set a record that may never be beaten by winning eleven straight Grand Finals between 1956 and 1966. Which Loyal Legend racked up 256 games for the Dragons during this period, winning an astonishing ten flags?
6. One of the proudest teams in the league, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, have had some famous names in the red and green, names such as Sattler, Churchill, Coote and Fahey. None of those illustrious players were Loyal Legends, however, so I will ask-which one of these DOES qualify, ie, has played over 200 games for Souths, and only Souths?
7. The Parramatta Eels had quite a few stars in the late 1970s and early 80s, and the club profited as a result. Which of these Loyal Legends did NOT see out their career playing in England?
8. The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are relative newcomers to the NRL, joining up in 1967. They have not had a lot of success over the years, but have produced some terrific players. One of these attracted this comment from his supercoach- "he is so quick that he can turn off the light and still be in bed before it gets dark." Who is the speedster and Loyal Legend being referred to?
9. The Newcastle Knights joined the NRL in 1988 and won the premiership in 1997, producing a few Loyal Legends on the way. Which of these players retired in 2007 with a record 249 games, and almost every possible club and League scoring record to his name?
10. The North Queensland Cowboys came into existence in 1995, and were based in the tropical city of Townsville. Which player was the last of the original team to retire, and also became the first Cowboy Loyal Legend?
11. Allan Langer played 258 games for the Brisbane Broncos between their creation in 1988 and his retirement in 2002. There was another player, part of the original 1988 team, that played more games than Langer. Who was he?
12. Canberra Raiders started in the NRL in 1982, and made the semi-finals in 1984, the first non-Sydney team to do so. The club has produced an impressive array of Loyal Legends given their relatively short history. Can you tell me which of these was the only one to top 300 games in the green jersey?
13. The Panthers joined the League in 1967, and have produced quite a few Loyal Legends since then. Who played 233 games as hooker, and then coached Penrith for a further 187 games?
14. The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have produced many Loyal Legends over the years. One player, a freakish goal kicker, racked up 317 games and a mammoth 2,418 points in his career. Who was he?
15. Which player made his debut in 1991, and went on to become the first Roosters player to pass the magical 300 games? He captained the side in 2001.
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