COREY LOVELL
COREY LOVELL

2nd Row Nickname: Pounder Nelson Bay local who played 12 seasons with Nelson Bay Juniors through to Under 17s. He then took sometime away and despite working in Newcastle returned to the Gropers in 2017.

TODD ARNOLD
TODD ARNOLD

Back Row / 2nd Row Todd is another Groper New Zealander from Morrinsville in New Zealand. He joined the Gropers in 2016 and had a stellar season being awarded the 2016 Player of the Year trophy at the Presentation Night.

ROSS BUCHAN
ROSS BUCHAN

Flanker/Wing Ross previously played for Watsonians 1st XV in Edinburgh and the Denver Barbarians in the US. He upholds a strong tradition of Caledonian players to don the Groper jersey - a niggly and tough Scotsman that learnt his trade eating haggis and tackling sheep in the Highlands. He has been known to head butt feet in the previous matches.

COREY LOVELL
COREY LOVELL

2nd Row Nickname: Pounder Nelson Bay local who played 12 seasons with Nelson Bay Juniors through to Under 17s. He then took sometime away and despite working in Newcastle returned to the Gropers in 2017.

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2017 PLAYER PROFILES