Crushers Brendan Hoy shows his tricks.
Crushers Brendan Hoy shows his tricks. Leigh Jensen

Saluting players of decade

MANY will argue the Coffs Harbour Rugby Team of the 1990s is entitled to be known as the best of the four decades being celebrated in 2013.

Certainly, the backline would take tossing, headed by the most unlikely halfback of all time, Brendan Hoy.

Nobody has ever thrown a pass as accurate and as good as the chunky schemer and what a dangerous group outside him including Matt Bye, Australian Sevens Barbarian centre Greg Wilson and the always creative Dave Nicol who could call the shots with authority from any position on the field.

And as for that fiery pack including Reo Hita, Grant Murphy and Graham White.

The best team from the 40 years of the modern era will be announced at the reunion weekend, June 7-9.

Coffs Rugby Team of the Decade - 1990's

1. Graham White
2. Charlie Franklin
3. Reo Hita
4. Grant Murphy
5. Ian Gray
6. Michael Tonks
7. Nigel Logan
8. Brook Petrie
9. Brendan Hoy
10. Matt Bye
11. Michael Brownlea
12. David Nicol
13. Greg Wilson
14. Darren Walton
15. Tony Millner
Coach: Dwayne Vignes



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