Today we complete the starting side for out Greatest Ever NYC Team as we select our lock.
Contenders: Shaun Fensom, Luke Bateman
Molyneux - “This is a tough one because both Fensom and Bateman were great defensively. I’ve gone with Bateman mainly because he had a better running game than Fensom.
Mulholland – “At lock forward I’ve chosen the workhorse Shaun Fensom.”
Hamilton – “It’s hard to look past Shaun Fensom. He is one of the fiercest competitors in the game and he is the type of person that players want on their team.”
25 appearances, 2008
Who else would it be other than the 2008 NYC captain?
After lifting the inaugural NYC Premiership trophy, the tackling machine also claimed the club’s 2008 NYC Player of the Year and was named in the 2008 NYC Team of the Year.
Fensom’s career continued to progress as he made his NRL debut the following year and won two consecutive Meninga Medals in 2011 & 2012.
Fensom went on to make 139 appearances for the Raiders before moving to the North Queensland Cowboys for the start of the 2017 season.
Canberra Raiders Greatest NYC Team
1. Josh Dugan
2. Edrick Lee
3. Jarrod Croker
4. Jack Wighton
5. Nick Cotric
6. Anthony Milford
7. Sam Williams
8. Paul Vaughan
9. Travis Waddell
10. Shannon Boyd
11. Josh Papalii
12. Joel Thompson
13. Shaun Fensom
Tomorrow we complete the team by naming our four bench players
Barry Molyneux was the Raiders NYC long-serving team manager.
David Hamilton oversaw junior development at the Raiders from before the NYC’s inception in 2008 until 2015.
Peter Mulholland is the Raiders current Recruitment and High Performance manager, having taken over the role after Hamilton’s departure.