The backs are done and now we move on to the engine room. It is up front we start with the big boppers that get the team going and lay the platform.
With two spots up for grabs, fans will need to decide between rep stars and fan favourites, short stints and club stalwarts. Who do you want leading the Seagulls Team of the Decade pack?
Props dont always win awards, which is what makes Natusch’s 2013 Player of the Year gong for the Seagulls extra special.
Natusch started in the second row in the 2011 Grand Final and come off the bench for the 2012 double, showing his versatility across front and second row. Natusch was a club mainstay for a large part of the decade.
Ben Shea came off the bench for the 2011 Grand Final and followed it up with a starting role a year later when the Gulls beat the Dolphins. Shea has since joined the Jets and now Dolphins in the Intrust Super Cup, but his Seagulls tattoos tell us he will always be a Gull.
Gubb is another that can claim the honour of being a part of the back to back premierships of 2011 and 2012. Coming off the bench on both occasions, Gubb would provide impact in both matches and even scored a try to match his brother’s (Peter Gubb) in the 2012 decider.
Gubb would go on to represent the New Zealand Warriors, Canberra Raiders and Widnes Vikings after leaving the Seagulls.
With 269 NRL & Super League games, 13 State of State of Origins for Queensland and 6 Test Matches for Australia, Carlaw has done it all.
When he joined the Seagulls that success would continue going back to back in 2011 and 2012 Grand Finals. Plus, who could forget his famous conversion for his final act on a football field before retirement.
Team of the Decade: Voting Criteria
A combination of votes combined across social media and website will be compiled. Selection should be based on a player’s contribution to the Seagulls during the time period (2010 – 2019) only and doesn’t take into account any future success elsewhere – for example, if they went on to play NRL.
Stay tuned each week as we debate and subsequently announce each position and winner chosen by the fans.
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