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NRL news 2024 | Hall of Fame inductee, ‘gentleman’ journalist Ian Heads dies

Highly-respected former rugby league journalist Ian Heads has died, only months after being inducted into the NRL Hall of Fame.

In a career spanning nearly half a century, Heads, who was 81, covered a myriad of sports – but his favourite was rugby league.

He began his journalistic career as a copy boy at The Daily Telegraph in the early 1960s before becoming editor of Rugby League Week magazine for many years.

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He wrote over 40 books – mostly about the game’s history – and attended countless Olympic Games.

The NRL paid tribute to his wonderful career by inducting him into the Hall of Fame alongside the game’s greatest players midway through last year.

At the time, NRL boss Peter Vlandys said: “Ian Heads was one of the game’s great storytellers. He was a giant in journalism and a…

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