The Sharks made 7678 tackles in 2017, with 814 of those coming from the shoulders of our skipper alone.

Even at 36 years of age and after 17 seasons in the NRL, ‘Gal’ can match it with anyone.

His consistency in both attack and defence leaves many wondering if 2018 will in fact be his final season, as he easily matched it in 2017 with some of the best in the league that are 12 years his junior.

His departure from the rep arena did nothing but wonders for his time at the Sharks, managing to get through all 25 games in the black, white and blue.

The rest on his body and mind meant his energy and enthusiasm were on show from  the first whistle in Round 1 to the final whistle in week one of the 2017 NRL Finals Series.

Gal’s work off the field had him in great shape during the season, and with what could be his final year approaching, expect nothing but the same from our fearless leader in 2018.