Previous Yesterday's Hero threads: Darren Smith: https://www.thekennel.net.au/forum/index.php?threads/yesterdays-hero-darren-smith.108562/ Craig Polla-Mounter: https://www.thekennel.net.au/forum/index.php?threads/yesterdays-hero-craig-polla-mounter.108757/ Daryl Halligan: https://www.thekennel.net.au/forum/index.php?threads/yesterdays-hero-daryl-halligan.108856/ Jason Hetherington: https://www.thekennel.net.au/forum/...-hero-jason-hetherington.109027/#post-3315518 Simon Gillies An old school hard running, no-nonsense back-rower, Simon Gillies played for the Canterbury Bulldogs during the1980s and 1990s. An Australia national and New South Wales state representative forward, he played his club football in Sydney for the Canterbury Bulldogs (with whom he won the 1995 ARL Premiership), as well as in England for the Warrington Wolves. His older brother, Benjamin Gillies, also played for the Bulldogs. Gillies was selected to play for Canterbury-Bankstown from the reserve bench in their 1994 Grand Final loss to the Canberra Raiders. Gillies played a prominent role in the Bulldogs 1995 finals campaign, scoring a decisive try against the Broncos which saw the Bulldogs go on to win 24-10, and also 2 tries the following week against Canberra, which saw the Bulldogs win 25-9, and book their place in the Grand Final. Gillies played in the 2nd row in the 1995 Grand Final victory over the Sea Eagles. He was named as the Bulldogs' replacement captain following Terry Lamb's retirement at the end of 1996. Gillies represented Australia at the 1996 Super League World Nines. In 1997 he was selected for the New South Wales rugby league team during the Super League Tri-series.