GOLD COAST’S BEST SCHOOLBOY PLAYERS OF THE PAST 15 YEARS
Marshall was a schoolboy star, making his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers in 2003 while still at school. A New Zealand Test representative, Marshall has tasted both premiership and World Cup glory in a glittering career.
Boyd made few waves as a schoolboy at Palm Beach Currumbin but behind Marshall is the best league player to come out of the Gold Coast in the past 15 years. An Origin and Test star and premiership winner at two clubs, Boyd is one of the Coast’s greats. BEN HANNANT
A Palm Beach Currumbin and Australian Schoolboys star, Hannant went on to play almost 250 NRL games, winning premierships with the Broncos and Cowboys. Also played 12 Origin games and six for Australia.
James won the Peter Sterling medal in 2008 but it has taken him a decade to establish himself as one of the league’s best players. The Titans captain is on the cusp of winning an Origin call-up with NSW, having been the Blues’ 18th man for Game Three. MARION SEVE
Keebra’s Marion Seve won the Peter Sterling Medal in 2013, played for the Australian schoolboys and earnt comparisons to Steve Renouf with his elegant play. But he is yet to make his NRL debut.
A Peter Sterling medallist and Australian Schoolboys rep, Haas had 10 NRL clubs chasing him before the Broncos won the chase. Has signed a massive six-year $3.4 million extension to stay and could become one of the Coast’s greatest players.