Peter Frilingos, one of the founding members of the Continuous Call Team, has been honoured with induction into the NRL Hall of Fame.
At a ceremony to be held in Sydney tonight, Continuous Call Team host Ray Hadley will accept the award alongside Peter’s wife Maureen, son Matt and daughter Anna.
Peter receives the award in recognition for his contribution to Rugby League as a print journalist.
He started in print media in 1962 as a copyboy with The Daily Mirror before writing his first rugby league article in 1964.
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Peter became Chief Rugby League writer for The Daily Telegraph and was a foundation member of the Continuous Call Team.
Ray Hadley says, “Peter Frilingos was my mate and colleague from the first day of the Continuous Call Team in 1987 until his untimely passing in 2004. He was a brilliant journalist and equally brilliant on radio.
“You can hear his voice now upon receiving the honour simply saying “That’ll do me.”.
“His sharp wit, memory and knowledge of the game was unmatched. He’s thoroughly deserving of this honour.”
MML Chief Executive Officer Adam Lang says, “The regard in which Peter Frilingos is held not only in print journalism, but also in broadcast media, is a testament to his reputation and legacy.
“The Continuous Call Team is the longest running, most successful program of its type in Rugby League. For 17 years, Peter was an integral part of that team.
“This elevation to the NRL Hall of Fame is a fitting recognition to an outstanding contributor to the game.”