Who is "The Thinker"?

Born under and raised by goal posts at Redcliffe's Dolphin Oval, “The Thinker” was always expected to take a keen interest in the great game of rugby league. As a young tyke he was an outstanding football talent. Fame and fortune beckoned but things would soon go tragically awry.

In 1983 he received a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records as a birthday gift. Later that day he attempted to break the endurance record for plate-spinning. Some thirteen minutes into his attempt, and just nine days short of the record, “The Thinker” was struck down with what we now know as a repetitive strain injury to both wrists. He never passed a football again.

Following this tragic injury his life became a series of mis-steps, until early this century when he stumbled across a faded maroon cap in a local Salvation Army store. This cap bore an uncanny resemblance to the one worn by the great Arthur Beetson when he coached the 1989 Queensland State of Origin side. In an astonishing turn of events, a routine analysis of the cap proved it was nothing of the sort.

Undeterred and needing a hat, he soon found that with cap donned he was able to predict NRL matches with stunning clarity. This clarity... or gift if you will... is shared with you all.

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  • from nrl.com
    18/11/17 7:00am AEST

    The England Lionesses have finished third in every World Cup. That’s four times they have missed the final, and they are not about to make it a fifth.

  • from nrl.com
    18/11/17 6:00am AEST

    Kodi Nikorima was oblivious of the huge sacrifice his parents made to help his rugby league career until a recent chance conversation.

  • from Stuff.co.nz - League
    18/11/17 2:24am AEST

    Russell Packer says he's "cherishing every day" he spends in the Kiwis' Rugby League World Cup environment, having broken a six-year spell without international footy earlier this...

  • from theroar.com.au
    18/11/17 12:02am AEST

    He may have just done what no Kangaroos player has done in almost 100 years but Valentine Holmes insists he’s still playing out of position. A sizzling Holmes on Friday...

  • from FOX SPORTS League
    17/11/17 11:11pm AEST

    VALENTINE Holmes became the first player ever to score five tries in a Rugby League World Cup match in one of the great winger’s performances as Australia easily accounted for an...

  • from nrl.com
    17/11/17 9:50pm AEST

    Holmes bags five, Cronk and Slater show class, Samoa's disappointment among major talking points from Australia's big quarter-final win over Samoa.