Hall Of Fame


SARL would like to pay tribute to the Heroes and Legends who contributed to the establishment and success of Rugby League in South Africa We honor each one of them for the lasting legacy and example that they have set for the Rugby generations to come.

Alan Skene

Alan  Leslie Skene         

B:   2-10-1932
D:   13-8-2001

Alan Skene , born in Cape Town was a  South African dual code rugby union/rugby league international

In 1958 he was signed by Wakefield Trinity rugby league in England from Western province rugby.

He played in a Rugby Football League Championship final loss to Wigan  in 59/60

Two winning Challenge Cup finals in 59/60  against Hull and against  Huddersfield in  61/62

Both matches were played at Wembley Stadium. There was also  a successful Yorkshire cup win over Huddersfield in 60/61. Whilst in England in 61/62 , Skene was selected   in two representative matches for  the Rugby League XIII side. 1963 saw Skene selected at centre  in two tests for South Africa on their tour of Australia. South Africa went down 34 – 6 in Brisbane and 54 – 21 in Sydney. Despite the losses , He was invited to play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the remainder of the 1963 season before returning to England. 

During an illustrious career , Alan Skene  was held in high esteem  by his peers   as a gifted and fleet footed centre and five eighth

Wakefield Trinity       136 matches         69 tries
Rugby League XIII         2 matches           2 tries
South Africa                 2 matches
South Sydney              12 matches           2 tries