In 1990, a talented playmaker from Moree in northwestern NSW ventured to the bright lights of Sydney to join the Canterbury Bulldogs. McGrady soon broke into the top flight and after an astonishing 1991 season, was named the best player in the game, winning the coveted Rothmans Medal. It was the pinnacle of a brief, brilliant and puzzling career. He campaigned again in 1992, played reserve grade in 1993 and went to Wests in 1994, playing just four games of first grade. After that, he went up in a puff of smoke, heading went back to the bush. Just three years after being rugby league’s biggest star, McGrady had given it all away, falling off the face of the Earth and becoming a country football legend. Ewan, we salute you, wherever you are.