Colin Best

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Colin Best
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Personal information
Full name Colin Best
Nickname Nev
Born (1978-11-22) 22 November 1978 (age 36)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998–02 Cronulla Sharks 81 43 0 0 172
2003–04 Hull 63 41 0 0 164
2005–06 St George Illawarra 45 26 0 0 104
2007–08 Canberra Raiders 44 18 0 0 72
2009–10 South Sydney 40 9 0 0 36
2011–12 Cronulla Sharks 45 13 0 0 52
Total 318 150 0 0 600
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001 City Origin 1 0 0 0 0
Source: Rugby League Project

Colin Best (born 22 November 1978 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league player for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League competition.

Best in action for Canberra

Career[edit]

Before his rugby league career, Best had also represented Australia at a junior level in indoor soccer.

Best has played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (1998–2002), Hull in the English Super League (2003–2004), the St George-Illawarra Dragons (2005–2006) and the Canberra Raiders (2007–2008), South Sydney Rabbitohs, (2009-2010), Cronulla Sharks, (2011-2012).

In 2008, while playing for the Raiders he was awarded the Dally M Winger of the Year Award.

In 2008, Best signed a two-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs commencing in the 2009.[1][2]

In 2009 Best was named in the 40 man New South Wales preliminary squad for State of Origin. He was not selected for any of the games.

He signed for the Cronulla Sharks for two seasons starting in 2011.

His position of choice is on the wing.

In 2012, Colin announced his retirement, after a 15 year career. Ironically, it was his former club the Raiders that defeated the Sharks in the 2012 finals series, seeing the end of Best's career at the top level.

Career highlights[edit]

  • Junior Club: Engadine Dragons
  • First Grade Debut: Round 12, Cronulla v North Sydney, Toyota Park, 30 May 1998
  • First Grade Record: 170 appearances scoring 87 tries

Namesake of highly competitive and popular fantasy league competition est. 2011, the C.B Memorial Cup, which has been won 2 years running by the Hon. Ben Clark

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Best signs for the Rabbitohs
  2. ^ "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 

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