George Lovejoy

Radio Commentator - Rugby League


"Rugby League - the greatest game of all"


George Lovejoy is best known for coining the phrase still used today: "Rugby League - the greatest game of all." He began his radio career at 4BH in 1949 and began calling football the following year. For the following 19 years he never missed a game calling 652 League matches in a row without a co-commentator.

Picture: The Courier Mail

Inducted on July 27 2006 by the Hon. Tom Barton, Minister for Sport.

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