Australia will wear black armbands in Saturday's Think! Road Safety Second Test with Great Britain, in tribute to former captain Peter Gallagher. Gallager passed away on Tuesday afternoon following a long battle with illness, and the Kangaroos will honour his memory before Saturday's clash in Hull.
The forward, nicknamed Pedro, made his Queensland debut in 1962 and first represented Australia 12 months later.
A Brisbane Brothers star, he was a Kangaroo Tourist in 1963 as the Australians won the Ashes in Britain for the first time since 1911/12.
He captained the side in the Second Test of the 1967/68 Kangaroo Tour, as they retained the Ashes, and latterly was involved in the Gold Coast Giants club during the 1990's.
"Peter Gallagher had a magnificent career which placed him among the elite of Australian representatives," said ARL chairman Colin Love.
"However it was the character of the man, who made lifelong friends wherever he went, that will be remembered above all else.
"The ARL, the NRL and all in Rugby League offer our sincere condolences to his wife Carolyn, daughter Susan and the extended Gallagher family."Like