Player Profiles

Todd “Poppa” Grose

One of the greatest Butchers to pull on the Blue and White of Thirroul, Todd Grose was a member of Thirrouls First Grade Winning teams in 1995 (Undefeated), 1999 and 2003,playing 186 First Grade games. Todd is a great clubman who coached Reserve Grade to a premiership in 2009 and even last season at the age of 39 and still playing,Todd scored 5 tries in a game. Todd was also Australian Surf Club Beach Flags Champion in the under 18 division.Todd is the son of 1973 grand final winning forward Ian Grose


  • DOB: 8/11/1973

  • Postitions Played: Centre,Wing and Second Row

  • Height: 180cm

  • Weight: 90kg

  • First Year of Grade: 1991

  • Rep Honours: Illawarra Division 1996 – 2002, Country Firsts 1998

  • Occupation: FireFighter

  • Best Player Todd has played with: Paul Air

  • Superstition or game day ritual: Always have right ankle strapped before his left

  • Biggest Career Influence: My Old Man

  • Favourite Meal: Medium Rare Steak with Pepper Sauce

  • Favourite Holiday Location: Turkey or Nepal

  • Goal for 2014 season: Talk myself out of playing

  • Career Highlight: It’s all been a highlight, i’ve loved every minute of it. Maybe Grand Final wins 95,99 and 03 as well as reserves in 2009

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