Best playing for Canberra in 2008
22 November 1978 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||99 kg (15 st 8 lb; 218 lb)|
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 English club, Hull F.C..
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 F.C. 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.
He signed for the Cronulla Sharks for two seasons starting in 2011. At the end of the two seasons, Best announced his retirement, after a 15-year career, playing his final game in a finals lost against former club Canberra. Following his retirement, he was one of seventeen Sharks players found guilty of using illegal substances under the club's 2011 supplements program, having a twelve-month suspension (which had already expired due to backdating) recorded against his name.
- 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