"Greg Pierce was a fitness fanatic who played some Rugby Union at school before being graded for Cronulla Rugby League where he became Club 1st grade captain. He played Test and World Cup RL matches for Australia, including one match as captain.
He moved to the Central Coast to take up a job with Gosford Council as an engineer. In the late 1980s he joined ABSLSC where rowed surfboats and was a very efficient patrol member. His children joined the nippers and the family loved the Avoca Beach community life. In winter Greg joined the Rugby Club to play Golden Oldies rugby with the Avoca Beach Golden Oldies. Even at that stage of his life his football ability was exceptional and he was soon playing 3rd grade and helping out in 1st grade. The greatest memory of his playing style was his cover tackles from #8, usually from across the field driving wingers into touch. At least one of those a game! Opposition players sometimes thanked him after recovering from a tackle, when they realised the tackler was one of Australia's sporting greats. It was magic to watch as a spectator and even better to see when playing with him in the Golden Oldies. Rest In Peace Greg Pierce "