One of the first Australians to have a significant role in English rugby leagues.
He went to play in the UK due to conflicts with the Australian rugby governing body.
After retiring from playing he designed a popular line of rugby shoes for Adidas.
He was born in Australia but grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where his parents were born.
David Beckham was one of many soccer stars who wore his Adidas' Predator football boot.