Kellock Era Dream Team – Half Backs

Stand off
Dan Parks
(83 games, 10 tries, 210 pens, 116 cons, 20 d/goals)

A set of sideburns with Dan Parks attached rolled up at Hughenden in 2003 and he was the incumbent at stand off for the first four seasons of the Kellock era. As the club’s record scorer (both for the Kellock era and of all time) he contributed 45% of all the team’s points while he was here and was a massively influential player for the Warriors. However it wasn’t simply his points that made the difference – Dan was a great team man, always striving to motivate his colleagues and the supporters. He was also involved in a number of fine Glasgow tries – his vision to move the ball in his own 22 from turnover ball allowed the Evans brothers to combine for a particularly memorable and spectacular near length of the pitch score against the Scarlets. He also scored ten tries of his own – a particular favourite being an interception against Munster at Hughenden that saw Dan straining every sinew to cover the ground to the line while Thom Evans jogged alongside him, not even breaking sweat!

Scrum half
Chris Cusiter
(58 games, 3 tries)

Glasgow managed to capture Chris Cusiter at the second attempt – while he decided his future lay in France when the Borders side closed the Warriors were able to persuade him to return home after two seasons on the continent. CC arrived just in time to help inspire the club to their highest league finish and first playoff appearance and, after missing almost the entire 2010/11 season, play a significant role in the next three runs to the post season. Chris could almost be the prototype for the ideal 9 – a slick passer, sniping threat round the fringes and a strong defender with an almost reckless disregard for his own health, he was also perfectly at home bossing his pack and running the show from scrum half. Never one to let his standards drop Chris had more assists than any other player in his final season and made a huge contribution to the Warriors as they progressed to the Pro 12 Grand Final for the first time in the club’s history.

Only players who featured during the Kellock era were considered. Voting was by the members of the forum. All stats relate only to the period 2006-2015 when big Al was leading the Warriors.

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