Strength, a commitment to driving their team forward and a willingness to go head-to-head and toe-to-toe with their opposition make good props worth their weight in gold.
During 25 years of the competition, there have been a number of players who have stood out in this position and helped put their team on the front foot with a powerful run, hit-up or tackle.
To acknowledge the Intrust Super Cup reaching a milestone 25 years and to highlight some of the amazing talent the competition has helped foster and unearth, fans are being encouraged to vote on a 25-year team.
This team is not an official team, but rather, a chance for fans to have their say on who they think has lit up the competition during its 25 years.
Members of the Queensland Rugby League staff have helped select a shortlist of players for each position.
The criteria for selection:
- Players to have played at least two seasons, ideally 50 games
- The ‘game impact’ of players has been taken into account, with players who have made key contributions to winning results
- Entertainment value – when they play, does it help bring fans through the gates?
The next position to select for the fan-picked 25-year team is prop.
Intrust Super Cup 25-year team prop nominees
1. Troy Lindsay
When he retired in 2009, Redcliffe prop Troy Lindsay had played in 270 games, a record that stood until 2018 when the evergreen Phil Dennis passed his total. A one-club man, Lindsay played in the inaugural Queensland Cup season in 1996, and in his career, scored 17 tries and also kicked six goals for good measure. Remarkably, he featured in eight Cup grand finals and was on the winning team on five occasions. Also serving as a coach at the club, Lindsay's contribution to the Dolphins and to the competition overall has been a sizeable one.
2. Shane O'Flanagan
The Burleigh Bears icon cemented his place in the club's history when he helped his side claim victory with an extra time try in 2004's epic grand final against Easts Tigers. In a career that also included time with Wests, O'Flanagan featured in more than 200 games, was called up for a number of representative honours including Queensland Country and scored 33 tries in total.
3. Nat Neale
A five-time winner of the Allan Langer Medal as the player of the year for the Ipswich Jets, the ever-consistent Nat Neale has built a reputation as a workhorse on the field. In his time in the game, Neale has earned an NRL contract with the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs, represented the XXXX Queensland Residents side and was also the 2018 winner of the Petero Civoniceva Medal as the Intrust Super Cup's best and fairest player.
4. Luke Page
A competition favourite who gives his all, a rampaging Luke Page is what you have come to expect every time you watch a Burleigh Bears game. A PNG Kumuls representative who previously played with Souths Logan Magpies and the Ipswich Jets, Page is a two-time premiership winner with the Bears, captaining the side to victory in the 2019 season. He also won the Petero Civoniceva Medal in 2014, a season which saw him play for both the Bears and Magpies.
5. Luke Scott
Luke Scott played for Souths, Townsville and Redcliffe for a total of 129 games during his time in the competition. A captain of the Dolphins and also a premiership winner with the club, Scott was also featured in the QRL's 20-year Anniversary Team. During his career, Scott was also selected twice in the Queensland City side as well as the Queensland Residents side.
Vote now in the poll.
Poll closes on Thursday, May 14, at 10am and results will be published later that day.
If your choice isn't listed - be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments on the Intrust Super Cup Facebook page.
*Statistics courtesy of Brad Tallon