Giants of the game in NRRRL
SPORTS editor Mitchell Craig picks his Mullumbimby Giants team of the decade (2010-2019) in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League.
Fullback, Matty Ashton
The Giants unearthed a speed machine when the English import arrived in 2018.
The prolific tryscorer has since gone on to play with Warrington in the English Super League.
Wing, Rhys Carruth
Has the ability to cover a number of positions and was the Giants most consistent player last season.
Centre, Michael Thomas
All class in 2018 and was a big loss when he went down injured early in 2019.
Centre, Jason Willis
Tall centre with a great offload. A premiership winner when the Giants won their last grand final in 2007
Wing, Darcy Earl
Great build for a centre/second-rower and another player who covers a number of positions.
A standout in junior representative teams.
Five-eighth, Matt Mulcahy
Special talent and always looked destined for bigger things. Back now playing for the Giants after knee injuries hampered his chances of making it in the NRL.
Halfback, Chase Nelson
Another player who tasted grand final success and came back for another season in 2014.
Enthusiastic in everything he did.
Front-row, Josh Castellano
A big body who is coming off his two best seasons in NRRRL. Hard to bring down once he breaks the line.
Hooker, Dennis Smith
Added some variety to the Giants attack and was always a threat out of dummy half.
Smith took on more responsibility last season when he moved to five-eighth.
Front row, Dan Molenaar
Hard working front-rower who the club can always rely on. The veteran still finds his way back into the side to contribute during an injury crisis.
Second row, Eden Syme
Looked good from a young age and came into first grade as a teenager. Spent time at South Sydney and was dominant during a short stint back at Mullum in 2018.
Second row, Jake Francisco
Played a lot of games during some lean seasons. He always contributes.
Lock, Louis Earl
Great set of hands and a strong kicking game. Another one of the clubs many talented juniors who still has plenty to offer.