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Throwback Thursday | Lindsay Collins

Lindsay Collins is a name all Sydney Roosters fans are familiar with as the 24-year-old prop made his debut for the tri-colours back in 2017 and featured in the Wyong Roos NSW Cup (now Canterbury Cup NSW) Grand Final the same year.

The former feeder club of the Roosters endured a heartbreaking 20-12 to the Penrith Panthers in the decider, although it was a bittersweet feeling after finishing as the Minor Premiers at the end of the regular season.

Collins played 18 games for the Roos that year and also featured in three NRL matches, debuting in Round 12 against the Canberra Raiders.

He provided invaluable depth for the foundation club with 24 first-grade games across their back-to-back premiership campaigns, although missed out on Grand Final appearances on both occasions.

"Lindsay has got a physicality about him and is an intelligent guy who knows his role and does it ever single week.” said three-time premiership-winning coach, Trent Robinson.

"People like to watch him play and he has evolved. He's had some tough moments at the back end of the last couple of years after missing out on some big games, but he has often got us in big games as well.

“He has a bright future."

Needless to say he played a vital role in the Roosters’ historic premiership triumphs and his perseverance culminated into arguably a career-best performance against the Broncos in Round 4.

He produced a whopping 272m, 127 post-contact metres, one try, one line-break, seven tackle-breaks and 27 tackles.

He will be crucial if the Roosters are to earn their third consecutive premiership in 2020.