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Beetson to accept team of century blazer

20/04/2009 05:12:20 PM Comments (0)

A year after snubbing his induction into rugby league's team of the century, Immortal Arthur Beetson will on Monday night finally be handed his team blazer.

Beetson, who played 74 games for Balmain Tigers between 1966 and 1970, will be presented his blazer at halftime of the Wests Tigers-Melbourne clash at Leichhardt Oval.

Beetson was named as one of two props in the greatest collection of rugby league talent, but he boycotted the centenary ball because he did not agree with the direction the game was headed.

The former Kangaroos captain claimed not enough was being done to nurture the game at the grassroots level by the game's administrators.

His absence was described as `a decision he would regret' by various league officials, but Beetson said it was a call he would "not lose any sleep over."

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