Aussie Ian Gately and the late Colin Evans are to be the next two players inducted into the Cougar Hall of Fame.

Both played international rugby league, and both went on to be big favourites of the Keighley fans.

Organisers hope to speak live with ian Gately from his home in Sydney on Friday night as the record of the players' time at the club is unveiled. A Hall of Fame showcase which includes other club memorabilia will also be unveiled on the same evening.

Ian Gately was both in Sydney, Australia in march 1996 and first played rugby with Beacon Hill Youth Club Under-8's. In 1986 Ian became a professional with Manly Warringah and he played against Wigan in the first World Club challenge in 1987, in front of almost 37,000 fans. He represented the Australian President's XIII against Great britain in 1988 and in 1990 moved to Parramatta.

In 1992 he joined the Cougars and was introduced to the crowd by 'Cougar Mick with the words: "Look at those blooming legs!"

In his six seasons with Keighley Ian won two championship medals (1993 and 1995) and winners and runners-up medals (1995-1996) in the Premiership Finals at Old Trafford. He was also a great ambassador for the club in the community and was uniquely elected Supporters Club Player of the Year for four successive seasons from 1994, returning to Australia following the 1997 season.

Colin Evans was born in 1936 playing rugby union with Newport and Pontypool and represented Wales against England at Twickenham in 1960.

He signed professional forms the next day joining Leeds where he won league and championship medals in 1961. He became a double international when he played for the Welsh Rugby League against France and for the Rest of the World also against France.

He formed an outstanding halfback partnership with Allan Kellett and played through a great era. He joined th coaching staff in 1972 after playing 165 games and helped Roy Sabine coach the Keighley side to the Challenge Cup semi-final in 1976.

Colin was one of the few Union scrum halves to move successfully to league. He died tragically early, in 1992.

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