Colin Best

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Colin Best
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Best whilst playing for Canberra in 2008
Personal information
Born (1978-11-22) 22 November 1978 (age 37)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 99 kg (15 st 8 lb; 218 lb)
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998–02 Cronulla-Sutherland 81 43 0 0 172
2003–04 Hull F.C. 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-Sutherland 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) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He played primarily in the National Rugby League as a wing or centre three quarter back for Australian clubs, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Canberra Raiders and South Sydney Rabbitohs. Best also played in Super League for Englih club, Hull F.C..

Career[edit]

Best in action for Canberra

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

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

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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