PLAYERS | Garry Longhurst

Panther 255

11 matches [1986-1987]

4 points [1 try]

Stats: themightypanthers.com/players_longhurst-garry.htm

Windsor junior who made his first grade debut early in the 1986 season, coming off the bench in Round 3 versus North Sydney at Penrith Park and crossing for a try in their 28-0 win. He later made a return in the second half of the season, making five more appearances, mostly as starting hooker but played halfback in their 50-14 final round win over Cronulla.

In 1987, he made five more appearances spread across the season, once again a mixture of replacement as well as starting hooker and halfback.

In 1988, he signed with St. George and after two seasons at the Dragons headed to Mudgee in 1990, and later played at Gulgong and Lightning Ridge. Sadly he died in 2007 aged only 43 from motor neurone disease, and was later posthumously named in the Windsor team of the century.

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