FORMER Bulls player Steve Menzies is one of six players to have been inducted into the National Rugby League Hall of Fame.

The others getting the nod, from a shortlist of 25 that were announced earlier in the year, are Ricky Stuart, Petero Civoniceva, Gorden Tallis, Cliff Lyons and Mark Graham.

To be eligible, players must have played in the premier rugby league competition in Australia and have been retired for at least five years.

Menzies, who scored 27 tries in 57 appearances for the Bulls in 2009-10, is fourth on the all-time list of most games played in the NRL.

‘Beaver’ won two premierships, and in 1995 helped Australia win the World Cup.

“One of the best ball-running forwards we’ve ever seen,” said inductees’ host Ben Ikin of NRL 360.

“No-one did it like Menzies. No-one played the back-row like Beaver.

“The way he poured himself into holes, he wasn’t a classically tough defender, but he was very effective.”