Rugby league "immortal" Graeme Langlands dead at 76

SYDNEY — Graeme Langlands, who played 45 rugby league tests for Australia, retiring as the country's most-capped player at that time, has died. He was 76.

In a statement, Langlands' faimily said he had been "in very poor health and suffering from a number of chronic diseases."

Langlands, a fullback or center, played 227 matches for St. George during the club's golden era in which it won 11 consecutive premierships in the top-flight competition between 1956 and 1966.

National Rugby League chief executive Todd Greenberg said Langlands was "such a dominant player in his era" and one of eight players listed as Australian rugby league "immortals."

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