NQ Team of Century
17. Greg Dowling
(Wallaman, Herbert River, Innisfail, Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane North’s, Brisbane Bronco’s, Wigan, North Queensland 1979, Queensland 1980-87, Australia 1984-87, 12 tests)Former Australian front rower of the 1980’s, Greg played Foley shield for Herbert River and made his North Queensland debut against Great Britain in 1979. He made the North Queensland and Queensland (pre origin) side in 1980 while playing for Innisfail before moving to Brisbane club Wynnum-Manly in 1981. In 1984 he made the Queensland origin and Australian debut, and he became a regular in Queensland and Australian sides until 1987. His last match for Australia was against NZ while playing for Brisbane North’s in 1987. An original member of the Brisbane Bronco’s Greg had three seasons with the club before finishing his career in the UK with Wigan. After retiring as player he became an ABC commentator and is a columnist for the Cairns post.