For this year’s Holden State of Origin series, the XXXX Queensland Maroons have been celebrating their statesmen – an elite group of players who have achieved a special milestone.
The FOGS Statesman Award is given to players who have achieved 30 games in a Maroons jersey – an exclusive club with only nine members so far.
In A Salute to Our Statesmen: Part I – we look back on the careers of three of the all-time greats of the game; Allan Langer (34 games), Mal Meninga (32 games) and Wally Lewis (31 games).
Keep an eye on QRL.com.au for the Part II and Part III.
Find out more about our State of Origin history: State of Origin records and FOG numbers