Northern United player Roy Bell passes out the ball during the game at Crozier Field in Lismore. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Northern United player Roy Bell passes out the ball during the game at Crozier Field in Lismore. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Cream of the Dirrawongs crop

Fullback, Roy Bell

Played some of his best rugby league during his five-year stint with the Dirrawongs after some time with South Sydney in the NRL.

He played just about every position in the backline and was captain-coach in 2011 with Willie Hammond.

Winger, Brett Kelly

Spent the past two seasons at the Dirrawongs and was electric in open space, playing anywhere from fullback to five-eighth

Winger, Brenton Cochrane

Try-scoring machine during the 2011 season and was part of the team which made it as far as the preliminary final.

Centre, Clarence Kelly

Had two stints at the club, playing on the wing in the 2009 grand final before returning for the last two seasons.

Centre, Fred Waters

Another entertainer who was in the side when it was at its strongest on the field, between 2009-2011.

Five-eighth, Willie Hammond

Vital to the team's success in the early years, when he guided the. around in the halves under coach Chris Binge.

Halfback, Evan Hickling

Short stint at the club and a big loss when the talented halfback went to Casino with Bell and Torrens in 2014.

Prop, Les Roberts

Played more games than any other front rower at the club and returned last year after winning a premiership with Ballina in 2015.

Prop, Dave Fernando

Workhorse around the field and one of their most consistent front-rowers in the early days.

Hooker, Jamahl Roberts

Barely missed a game and was rock solid for United from 2010 all the way through to the final game in 2016.

Second-rower, Djaan Jarrett

Captain-coach last year and gave everything he had on the field for the past few seasons after moving back to the area.

Second-rower, Alwyn Roberts

The most consistent player over the past two years and pound for pound one of the best defenders in the competition.

Lock, Grant Brown

Fiery customer and kicked the winning field goal for Lower Clarence in the grand final before joining United in 2010.



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