Team of the Half Century: David Peachey
One of the most iconic players in Cronulla Sharks history, David Peachey is one of our Club’s six nominations for Fullback in the Team of the Half Century.
A product of the Dubbo Macquarie Raiders, the young Peachey made his way to the city of Sydney to sign a deal with the Sharks in 1994.
From here, he etched his name into Club history.
Peachey first debuted for the Club in Round 1 of the 1994 season against the Canberra Raiders at Toyota Park and this is where Sharks fans had their first glimpse of his class in running the ball in broken play and ability to create something out of nothing
This made ‘Peach’ one of the most loved players not only at the Sharks however across the game.
Peachey made a total of 232 appearances in the Black, White and Blue over a 12-year career at the Club and crossed the try line on 110 occasions.
Be it his loping stride or his trademark placing of the ball centre metres from the tryline, David Peachey’s style of play became synonymous with the way the Sharks played football during his time at the Club.
In a backline which featured the likes Ettingshausen, Rogers, Green, Campbell and Healey, Peachey never once looked out of place, stamping his authority on the majority of games played from the back of the park.
Peachey represented both his state four occasions in total, stepping out for the NSW Blues for one match during the 2000 ARL State of Origin Series whilst playing all three games for the Super Leagues New South Wales side in 1997.
Peachey also represented the Australian Super League side once, also during the 1997 season.
Although Peachey played out the final stages of his career with both the Widnes Vikings and South Sydney Rabbitohs, the fullback from Dubbo will be forever in the hearts and minds of Sharks Members and fans.
Congratulations Peach on being a Fullback nominee in our Team of the Half Century.
Vote today in our Team of the Half Century here and be a part of shaping our Club’s history.