TEAM OF THE DECADE

The club acknowledges individuals that stand out, going above and beyond over a playing decade. We recognise the unique contributions in the greatest collaboration of all – Wollongong Tech Waratahs Rugby Club.

2000 - 2009*
Position
First Name
Last Name
Loose Head Prop
Dean
Gilroy
Hooker
Adam
Edmonds
Tight Head Prop
Harry
Hawksworth
Left Lock
Craig
Franklin
Right Lock
Tim
Olsen
Breakaway
Chris
Foye
Breakaway
Phil
Gould
Number 8
Ben
Olsen
Half Back
Josh
Darby
Flyhalf
Ross
Dummett
Left Wing
Brad
Veigel
Inside Centre
Lee
Martin
Outside Centre
Moana
Kinikini
Right Wing
Adam
Sharman
Fullback
Rod
Petty
16
Sam
Buckthought
17
Tim
Filan
18
Richard
Hoffmann
19
Trevor
Longbottom
20
Daniel
Read
21
Jamie
Taingahue
22
Greg
Thomas

*Selection Notes

Selection Board: Paul Darby, Tony Cheetham, Rick Boyle, Wayne Ireland

Criteria 

Each nominated player must have played 25: 

  • 1st grade games and/or played in a final series.

  • personal skills and rugby talent.Players selected were picked due to their  

  •  Also the way they added overall value to the team.

Number of Nominated Players: 60

60 Players selected played in a combination of 105 positions

Selection Method

  • Each selector produced their own individual teams

  • From these, 6 players were selected in the same    positions by each selector in their individual teams.

  • Other players had been selected in different positions by a particular selector but the same player was selected in the team (22) of the majority of selectors not necessarily in the same position.

  • Such players were then discussed as to their merits for a particular position and the majority rule applied.

  • Each position was discussed in this fashion to all 15 team positions were agreed. 

  • The 7 player bench was selected in the same way.