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The Queensland Rugby League wish to acknowledge the late Dr Keith Woodhead’s exceptional contribution to the game.

Dr Keith Woodhead served with distinction as Queensland State of Origin and Australian medical officer at different stages of his career.

He was also medical officer on the history making Queensland Residents tour of France in 1989.

But Dr Woodhead will be best remembered for his role as 'doctor-on-call' for the Norths Devils club in Brisbane from the late 1970s until well into the 1990s.

He was the first doctor, in the Brisbane Rugby League, to attend all training sessions as well as matches.

Dr Woodhead was an accomplished runner, competing in marathons in different parts of the world.

He died on January 29, aged 66, after a long battle with motor neuron disease.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life at his funeral service earlier this month at Ormiston.