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As voted by you: Best Cup hooker in 25 years

Burleigh Bears hooker Pat Politoni has been voted the best to play Intrust Super Cup during the past 25 years. 

We asked you, the fans, who you thought should take out the title and the votes are in, with Politoni securing a whopping 41 per cent of the 4413 votes.

The back-to-back recipient of the Hooker of the Year award in Queensland Rugby League's Team of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 consistently performs for the Bears, and helped the Bears secure two Cup grand final victories during the past few years - one in 2016 and one last year. 

Pat Politoni in action during Round 1 of 2020. Photo: QRL Images
Pat Politoni in action during Round 1 of 2020. Photo: QRL Images

Politoni beat fellow deserving nominees Michael Roberts (28 per cent), Anthony Mitchell (12 per cent), Tommy Butterfield (nine per cent) and Jason Roos (five per cent). 

Here's what some of you had to say during voting:

It HAS to be Tommy Butterfield

Sally Gearing

"No brainer. Roberts" - Chris Tyre Man Liebke 

See the full final standings here - Intrust Super Cup 25-year team: Best hooker?

Others to get a mention by fans included Wynnum Manly Seagulls gun Mitch Cronin, Sunshine Coast Falcons dynamo Harry Grant, super talent Jake Granville, Matt Parcell, Matt King, Ryan Gundry and Neil Budworth. 

"Where’s Matt parcel lol. Over killing it super league and was huge part of jets finals run when they won comp he scores 5 try’s in one game... Or Granville ? You legit missed 2 best players out lol" - Luhrman Billy 

"He would have been hooker for a majority of his Q Cup games after initially playing fullback and the utility role. He was the hooker during the two Wynnum premierships in 2011 and 2012" - Matt Tate

"Granville won two Q-Cup Grand Finals in succession 2011 & 2012 including a Man of the Match in 2011" - Dallas Williams 

"Mitch Cronin QLD residents 4 consecutive years and not nominated?" - Jesse-James Edwards 

See more on the Intrust Super Cup Facebook page.

Stay tuned to QRL.com.au on Tuesday, May 12 to have your say on who you think has been the best prop to play during 25 years of the Intrust Super Cup.