Vote – Team of the Decade: Second-Row

The fans’ Team of the Decade pack is nearing completion and looking fierce, but first we need to add some men on the edges.

The nominees are all long-term servants to the club and narrowing down to just two will be a difficult decision. Good luck Gulls fans!

John Te Reo

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Te Reo was a fan favourite of the iconic ‘Chook Pen.’

John Te Reo is one of the greatest club-men to have ever worn the red and green of the Seagulls. A back to back premiership winner (2011 & 2012) plus over ten years service goes a long way to understanding why he is held in such high regard amongst the Seagulls club. A fan favourite of the Chook Pen, Te Reo spoke ahead of his testimonial dinner about how he bleeds Red and Green. “I wouldn’t be anywhere else. I like to be a loyal club member.”

Mitchell Frei

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Frei had two stints with the Seagulls and a stint in the NRL with the Roosters in between.

Joining the club in 2014, Frei played 90 games with the Seagulls over two stints – with a short break at the Sydney Roosters in between. On his departure from the Club in 2018 CEO, Hanan Laban said “Mitchell is a former captain, a Chook Pen favourite and great servant to the Club – no matter where he goes in the future, I know he loved his time here and will always be a Seagull.” Frei was also a Queensland Residents representative across his Seagulls career.

Mitchell Dodds

Dodds was a popular member of the Seagulls throughout his stints with the club.

This is Dodds’ second appearance in the Team of the Decade voting after missing out on the Lock position. A Capalaba junior who went on to play 76 matches for the Brisbane Broncos and win back to back premierships with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls (2011 & 2012). Injury often impacted the talented and versatile forward throughout his career, but that never stopped him giving his all when wearing the green and red of the Seagulls.

Matiu Love-Henry

Love-Henry had an immediate impact on the Seagulls squad.

Joining the club in 2019, Love-Henry immediately made a presence on the edge for the Seagulls. Having previously had stints at the Brisbane Broncos and New Zealand Warriors, Love-Henry’s experience and attitude had an immediate impact and it was no surprise when he was named as a part of the 2020 Seagulls leadership group. Gulls fans can look forward to a bright future with Matiu in the team.

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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