Steve Walters AM

Steve Walters grew up playing junior football in Ipswich, Queensland and made his first grade debut at the age of 18 for the Brisbane Norths.

After accepting a contract in 1986 to play in Canberra he played a total of 228 games for the Canberra Raiders from 1986 to 1996.

His position of hooker is not renowned for scoring tries, however his tenacious play led him to score a total of 41 tries throughout his Raiders career. He played in five Grand Finals, three of which resulted in premiership wins. He was awarded the Canberra Raiders Player of the Season in 1991 and Most Consistent Player in 1993.

A fierce competitor known to team mates as ‘Boxhead’ Steve excelled in his representative career both nationally and internationally.

He was a member of the Queensland State of Origin team between 1990 and 1996, and scored four tries.

His international career included representing Australia in 15 test matches from 1991-1994.

In addition to his illustrious Canberra Raiders career Steve participated in three Super League internationals in 1997, played 35 games for the North Queensland Cowboys and seven games for the Newcastle Knights.

Adored by his fans Steve completed his first grade rugby league career in 1999. In 2001 he was selected in the Greatest Ever Canberra Raiders Team when the club celebrated their 20 year anniversary. This prestigious honour put him alongside fellow Hall of Fame inductees Mal Meninga, Ricky Stuart, Bradley Clyde and Laurie Daley.

 

RUGBY LEAGUE

Born: 28 August 1965

Inducted: 2006

 

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