Garry Hughes joined Canterbury in 1971 as a five-eight.
Garry is the brother of Mark and Graeme Hughes and the father of Glen, Steven and Corey Hughes.
After only limited appearances in 1972, Garry became a regular member and captain of the Under 23 team in 1973 and played in the Preliminary Final against Balmain.
In 1974, Garry started the season in the Under 23s but received an opportunity to play first grade against St George as a replacement.
Garry replaced Peter Winchester for a number of weeks as the first grade five-eight.
Garry became a regular member of the reserve grade team and played in the Preliminary Final against Easts (Roosters).
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