So it's been announced that a best team will be named as part of our 20 year celebration next year. I don't know what the criteria for selection will be but I thought it would be fun to discuss the various positions and pick a team. I will begin with fullback.
Robbie Ross (1998-2003) - Ross was a star for us in our early days, scoring 20 tries in 1999, winning a premiership the same year and a world club challenge the next and also gaining selection for NSW and Australia.
Billy Slater (2003- ) - He's done it all really, two time player of the year, six? time leading tryscorer, four premierships, two Clive Churchill Medals, a Dally M, a Golden Boot, 2nd highest tryscorer of all time, Qld and Australian selection.
Cameron Munster (2014 - ) - The only other player who qualifies as a regular fullback by virtue of Slater's two seasons of injuries. Munster has nonetheless achieved a bit in his time at the club with a premiership and selection for both Qld and Australia.
Were it not for Slater, Ross would probably be an almost unanimous choice for such a team, but, Billy Slater has been one of the greatest players in his position of all time and so gets the nod as fullback. Ross is unlucky though, at most other clubs after 20 years, a premiership winning rep fullback would be in the discussion.