After standing by the Western Bulldogs through many dark days, the most die-hard fans will finally get to see the team of the mighty west play in the AFL grand final for the first time in 55 years. And they couldn't be more ecstatic.
The Western Bulldogs have faced financial crises, potential mergers, rebranding, and more than their share of heartbreak since their lone premiership triumph in 1955. See how they battled through it all en route to the 2016 AFL grand final.
He may not have the brute strength of Sam Burgess or the fleet feet of Ellery Hanley, but Josh Hodgson may do what neither of those star English imports did: be named Australian rugby league's best player.