Vale Hugh Hazard

Updated: October 2, 2019
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Country Rugby League is mourning the passing of Hugh Hazard AM, who passed away, aged 77 on Tuesday.

Dr Hazard worked with the Country Origin squads for eight years, as well as the NSW State of Origin teams.

Dr Hazard was also the NRL’s chief medical officer from 1998 until 2010 and served as the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs’ Chief Medical Officer from 1975 until 2010.

During his time with the NRL, Dr Hazard was the Australian Kangaroos’ doctor and worked with Australian teams at the World 7s and 9s.

He was a founding member of the Australian College of Sports Physicians and played a key role in introducing the Australian Sports Medicine Sports Trainers Course to aid grassroots rugby league.

Country Rugby League Chief Executive Officer Terry Quinn said Dr Hazard will always be remembered by the wider Rugby League community.

“Hugh has left a legacy for our game that won’t be forgotten,” Quinn said.

“We were lucky enough to have him as the team Doctor for the Country Origin teams from 2005-2012 and he was a very well respected member of our team.

“He will be sorely missed by everyone in the Rugby League community and we send our sincere condolences to Hugh’s family and friends.”