Des Hughes

Des Hughes

Tall, skilful and speedy wingman he was the best flanker of his era. His height and aerial strength also allowed him to be used at centre half forward. Debuted for Coorparoo in their inaugural premiership of 1960 after starting with the club’s juniors in 1953. Went on to be a key figure in the Roos’ most successful decade, with further premierships in 1963-64-68.

Is in the top 10 all-time QAFL games list with 279. Represented Queensland 15 times from 1962, won The Courier-Mail Media Award in 1965 and was mamed on the wing in the Queensland Team of the Century in 2003.

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