To help launch the 2017 10 Year Anniversary Gala Charity Ball we invited along a number of the 'Team oif the Decade' nominees that will also be recognised on the night. 

Anthony Laffranchi is nominated for the second row position and is a favourite to take out one of the two jerseys on offer. 

ANTHONY LAFFRANCHI

A Murwillumbah Mustangs junior, Anthony Laffranchi kickstarted his NRL career with the Wests Tigers in 2001. A Hard working ball playing forward, Laffranchi quickly established himself as a key player coach Tim Sheens first grade side, playing 102 first grade matches during six seasons with the merger club.

In 2005, Laffranchi and future Titans team mate Scott Prince led the West Tigers to a nail biting NRL Grand Final victory over the North Queensland Cowboys.

2006 would be Laffranchi's last for the West Tigers after agreeing to terms with the Gold Coast Titans ahead of their debut season in 2007.

Anthony made every game count during his final season in Sydney, playing his way into the NSW Country side on the back of some outstanding form for the defending premiers.

The move back to the Gold Coast proved to be a good one for Laffranchi who spearheaded the young Titans forward pack during their debut season, named joint winner of the inaugural Paul Broughton medal for best and fairest along with fellow team of the decade nominee Luke Bailey.

Laffranchi's representative star was also on the rise, named man of the match in the annual City versus Country clash and selected as 18th man for the Centenary Rugby League Test against New Zealand.

His outstanding form for the Titans also resulted in a call up to the NSW State Of Origin team and he made every second count after coming off the bench, topping the tackle count for the Blues and scoring the match winning try.

Laffranchi would go onto represent his state in four SOO matches and his country in 5 Tests.

After 5 seasons, 102 matches and 32 tries for the Titans, Laffranchi, announced he was leaving the Gold Coast after signing a two year contract with St Helens in the English Super League. 

He was selected at second row in the International Exiles team, also resurrected his International career after being selected to represent Italy in the 2013 World Rugby League Cup, playing in 3 Tests.

Laffranchi is currently the Football Manager with the Aquis Gold Coast Titans.

CLUBS:

Wests Tigers:                 2001 - 2006

Gold Coast Titans:          2007 - 2012

St Helens:                      2012 - 2014      

REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS: 

Country Origin:             2006 – 2010

NSW:                            2008 – 2009

Australia:                      2008 – 2009

Exiles:                           2012 – 2013

Italy:                             2013

To book your seat at the 10 Year Anniversary Gala Charity Ball click here.