In the lead up to New Years Eve 2009, we published a series of articles looking back at some of the highlights of Australian Rugby throughout the decade. This culminated in the selection of the Wallaby Team of the Decade and the nomination of five players as Wallaby Players of the Decade. The Player of the Decade post can be seen here.
The voting and debate was torrid. And in the end very very close, with only two votes splitting first and second place. In the end the winner was…..
… George Smith won by only two points to Steve Larkham, in what ended up being a (somewhat surprising) two horse race. In the end it is hard to dispute the final winner. A player that has played an incredible amount of professional rugby games this decade, generally injury free, whilst still turning out for his club whenever he could. He won Lions series, Bledisloe’s, Tri-Nations, John Eales Medals, Super 12 titles, G&GR Player of the Year awards, and he won our respect and admiration. What a player.
For those of you who missed the Decade Review, click here to download a special e-book of the series. Scott (the legend behind the Steve Larkham video) has put all the stories together in one collectable, and downloadable form. So relive those memories, catch up on the articles you missed, and send it to your mates. Tell them about G&GR and get them to come and visit us. Where planning a massive season with plenty of exciting things on the cards. Stay tuned…