Top three: Craig Huby picks his all-time favourite props

Kicking off a new series exclusive to, Huddersfield Giants prop Craig Huby selects his three favourite front-rowers of all-time…

Lee-Crooks1 Lee Crooks (1980-1997)
Teams played for: Hull, Wests, Balmain, Leeds, Castleford, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
Huby says: “I grew up watching him play for Castleford and I really admired his unique style. I also liked the fact he kicked for goal.”

Dean-Sampson2 Dean Sampson (1987-2005)
Teams played for: Castleford, England, Great Britain
Huby says: “He was a big, aggressive player who had plenty of passion. I was lucky enough to play with him at the back end of his career and he also coached me at under-18 level at Castleford.”

James-Graham-ENG-AUS3 James Graham (2003-present)
Teams played for: St Helens, Canterbury Bulldogs, Great Britain, England
Huby says: “His work rate is nothing short of amazing, but he is also very skilful. He comes up with some great plays for the teams in both attack and defence.”