This week the Rabbitohs launched the Menulog Team of the Decade where we kicked off proceedings with three of the best at the Fullback position - Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt and of course Rhys Wesser!
Wesser, a Premiership-winner, State of Origin player and Ken Irvine Medalist revolutionised how the modern Fullback plays today. He possessed lightning speed and power that made his injection in the backline extremely concerning for opposition defences.
Rhys Wesser Menulog Team of the Decade - Fullback
At the time, South Sydney had a very young backline and prior to Wesser's appointment they dabbled with a number of fullbacks in a short space of time including Luke Capewell and Jamie Simpson.
Therefore, while Wesser came to South Sydney in the back-end of his career, what he brought to the Club more-so was his professionalism and experience.
Wesser had a couple of brilliant moments in the Red and Green including the match-winning run to set up debutant Dylan Farrell in the corner in golden point (against the Tigers in 2010) and an impossible flick pass to find Greg Inglis in space (against the Eels in 2011).
Wesser played three seasons with the Rabbitohs between 2009-2011 and played 41 games for 16 tries. Across his career, he played 218 NRL games and scored 129 tries.