Western Suburbs legend Harry Wells will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame next week for his contribution to Rugby League.
Wells will join Johnny Raper MBE and the late Reg Gasnier AM in that category in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Another of Western Suburbs' greats, Keith Holman MBE, had previously been inducted as an "Athlete Member".
Wells played 29 Tests for Australia during his career, in which he played centre for NSW, South Sydney and Western Suburbs.
Wells was named in both the Western Suburbs and Wests Tigers Teams of the Century.
Known as ‘Dealer’, Wells came to Sydney from Wollongong and featured in South Sydney's 1951 premiership victory over Manly before returning to Wollongong for three years, during which time he represented both NSW and Australia.
Coaxed back to Sydney, Dealer headed to Ashfield and donned the black and white for six seasons from 1956-61, amassing 33 tries in 89 games, including the 1958 grand final loss to St George in which he captained Wests. Harry missed playing in the 1961 grand final due to injury.
Harry represented NSW on 35 occasions and Australia in 37 matches (29 tests) before playing his career out in Goulburn, Young, Longreach and Port Macquarie, where he still lives today having run the Flynn's Beach post office and newsagency for many years with wife Yvonne.