It is hard to make an argument against Lachlan Timm as being the most consistent prop in Canterbury Cup NSW in 2019.
When Timm made the trip across the border after two seasons with the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Queensland Cup, the St George Illawarra Dragons secured arguably the best recruit of 2019 as he continued build his reputation for a monstrous work-rate.
The output of Lachlan Timm on both sides of the ball saw him finish the season as league leader for tackles made (855) and second in run metres (4010) – a key cog in a Dragons machine who went on to claim the minor premiership.
Timm earned his position in the Canterbury Cup Team of the Week on numerous occasions in 2019 and played all 24 matches for the Red V, averaging a massive 67 minutes, 167 run metres including 61 post-contact, two tackle-breaks and 36 tackles per game.
The front-rower’s most memorable fixture came in Round 17 against Mounties when Timm scored his sole try of season in the 15th minute. He also produced four tackle-breaks, 183 run metres with 65 post-contact and 42 tackles in an uninterrupted 77-minute stint. The Dragons ran out 24-18 victors on the day.
Timm is yet to make his NRL debut, but his outstanding work-rate as a 23-year-old makes him a highly sought after pickup for clubs in need of a big-minute forward, which is certainly a rarity in today’s game.
Having now returned to the Queensland Cup with Brisbane Broncos affiliate the Redcliffe Dolphins, a forward of Lachlan Timm’s quality should earn a first-grade start in no time.