NSWs first full-time Origin coach Ricky Stuart was one of rugby leagues finest on field performers during a star-studded career that saw him scale the dizzy heights of the game. Ricky Stuarts trophy cabinet groans from the weight of numerous awards. Since transferring his talents to coaching in 2001, the former Test halfback, rated by Rugby League Week in the games top 30 players between 1978 and 2008, has established an equally commanding reputation. A superstar during the 1990s, Stuart created history in 2002 when he took the Sydney Roosters to premiership honours in his first season as a senior NRL coach. For the Bondi Junction club, it was the first time in 27 years it had tasted grand final success.