Record-breaking Queensland rugby league player Phil Dennis has named Maroons skipper Greg Inglis and Queensland Under 18 captain David Fifita as two standouts of his 16 seasons in the Intrust Super Cup.
Dennis, a product of the Burdekin Roosters, will play his 271st Intrust Super Cup game on Sunday when his Souths Logan Magpies take on the Townsville Blackhawks at Davies Park, West End.
At the end of a lengthy interview about his storied career, Dennis was asked for particular players that impressed him from his peerless tenure in the state-wide competition.
"I'd have to say Greg Inglis first," Dennis quickly shot back.
"It was one of his Inglis's first games in the competition and I was playing for Easts Tigers at the time and he was lining up for the Norths Devils.
"I think he scored something like four tries – or maybe it just felt like that.
"That fend of his; he was a freak.
"He was only 18 coming into a league against some really hardened older men and doing things like that."
In the next breath, Dennis cast his mind forward to future stars, and said he was grateful to have had the chance to play alongside current Broncos rookie David Fifita.
The duo are separated by 16 years of age and have featured in four games together for Souths Logan in 2018.
"The most recent player I can think of like Greg Inglis is Dave Fifita," said Dennis.
"The thing is he's a very grounded bloke and a credit to his Mum and his family.
"He'll go a long way."
A day of festivities are planned for Dennis's historic milestone, which coincides with Souths Logan Old Boys Day and the 500th game for the Magpies in the Intrust Super Cup.
Dennis has captained Souths Logan – one of Australian rugby league's oldest clubs - for the past 10 years and has been named to start at lock.
Events begin from 1pm Sunday at Davies Park, with the main game played at 3pm.