Team of Steel
announced

The Illawarra Steelers today announced the nominees for its two ?Team of Steel? centre positions which will be announced at the Club?s 25th Anniversary Dinner to be held at the WIN Entertainment Centre (Wollongong) on Tuesday 6th June made possible through the support of Cleary Bros.

The nominees for the two centre positions are:

? Brian Hetherington
? Paul McGregor
? Brett Rodwell
? Shaun Timmins

The identity of the Team of Steel will be a closely guarded secret until the big night.

Tomorrow we will announce the nominees for the five eighth position.

Tickets to the Steelers 25th Anniversary Dinner presented by Cleary Bros, where the Team of Steel will be announced, are $110 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. Bookings can be made by contacting Julie Nicoll from the Illawarra Steelers on (02) 4224 8718.

The nominee details on the following pages have been provided by David Middleton, League Information Services Pty Ltd.

For more information please contact:
Bob Millward
Illawarra Steelers Director/25th Anniversary Organiser
0412 320013

Centre nominee details:

Brian Hetherington
Club prior to playing with the Steelers Newtown
Years played with the Steelers 144 appearances (1982 ? 88)
Points scored 98 (Tries: 25)
Representative achievements 1984 ? One match for Country Firsts
1985 ? One match for City Seconds
1986 ? One match for City Firsts
1984 ? 86: Two State of Origin matches for NSW

Paul McGregor
Club prior to playing with the Steelers Dapto
Years played with the Steelers 124 appearances (1991 - 98)
Points scored 176 (Tries: 44)
Representative achievements 1991 ? One match for City Firsts
1992 ? 97: Five matches for Country Origin
1992 ? 98: 14 State of Origin matches for NSW
1994 ? 97: Four tests for Australia

Brett Rodwell
Club prior to playing with the Steelers Wests Wollongong
Years played with the Steelers 156 appearances (1989 - 97)
Points scored 256 (Tries: 60, Goals: 8)
Representative achievements 1991 ? 95: Three matches for Country Origin
1994 ? 97: One State of Origin match for NSW


Shaun Timmins
Club prior to playing with the Steelers Kiama
Years played with the Steelers 86 appearances (1994 - 98)
Points scored 135 (Tries: 28, Goals: 11, F/goals: 1)
Representative achievements Nil


CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

?TEAM OF STEEL?
1982 ? 1998

1. The team was selected by a panel of 3 judges - appointed by the Illawarra Steelers Board.
2. The criteria used by the judges was to select 13 players, plus 4 bench replacement players - based on their playing performances while playing first grade with the Illawarra Steelers for any period between the 1982 season and the 1998 season, which was the last of the Steelers prior to forming a joint venture with St George in 1999.
3. The selection panel was also asked to name a coach for the ?Team of Steel? as well as a captain and vice-captain.


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