Aside from Oberon's unparalleled run through the 1960s, no team has dominated a stretch like Orange CYMS did this decade.
Seven grand final appearances, five titles, four minor premierships and, with it, naturally, a host of CYMS' best also picked up plenty of individual accolades along the way.
For a team to win back-to-back crowns, like Panthers did to wrap up the decade, is hard enough, but for a side to be so consistent over the course of a decade is truly stunning.
But who shone brightest?
Central Western Daily deputy editor Nick McGrath began reporting in Orange in 2010 and has since seen the game develop across the whole region over a memorable 10 years.
So here's his Group 10 team of the decade...
The 2010-2019 Group 10 Team of the Decade
1 | TIM BASSMANN (Orange CYMS/Cowra Magpies)
Four premierships, a Group 10 player of the year award and that try in the 2015 grand final.
You remember the one. It was, in fact, the only four-pointer Bassmann managed to score in that 2015 season, but wasn't it important?
CYMS won that grand final 14-10 against Lithgow at Wade Park, Bassmann racing in pursuit of a Mick Sullivan grubber kick to nab the match-winner and complete a stunning 50-metre movement from the green and golds.
I'll still be getting nude, I'd say.Orange CYMS fullback Tim Bassmann after scoring the match-winning try in the 2015 grand final, his only four-pointer of the year.
Being Bassmann's first try of the year, he had this to say post game: "I'll still be getting nude, I'd say," Bassmann said. "They won't let me live that one down."
A terrific player with tremendous speed, earned multiple Group 10 and senior representative jumpers too.
2 | CORIN SMITH (Mudgee Dragons)
In the 2014 season Corin Smith has spiders on him. Lots of them.
The electric Dragons outside back scored 28 tries - 17 more than anyone else that season - to put his name up in lights as the best back in bush footy and eventually land him a gig in the NSW Cup with Newtown.
To start the 2014 season, he has scored doubles against Blayney, Lithgow, Bathurst Panthers and Cowra and crossed the line four times against Oberon to have 12 tries after the first five rounds of the year.
He won multiple Group 10 and Western Rams rep jumpers and, despite injury creeping up on him late this decade, remains one of the most elusive players in the premiership.
3 | JEREMY GORDON (Cowra Magpies/Bathurst Panthers)
Gordon made teams he was part of better.
As dynamic a player that's played in Group 10, not just this decade either, when Gordon flicked the switch he was nigh-on unstoppable.
Played fullback, centre, five-eighth - all with aplomb - for Panthers and Cowra, lifting the latter to grand final appearances in 2014 and 2018.
Gordon played in that memorable 2018 decider against Panthers busted, too. You can't help but wonder what would have happened if the capricious leader was fully fit in that big dance.
4 | BEN McALPINE (Orange CYMS/Oberon Tigers)
Is there a more decorated player, past or present, anywhere in the bush?
'Macca' won titles with CYMS in 2010, 2013, 2015 and then 2017, to sit alongside his crown won with Panthers in 2007.
He's also a Group 10 player of the year winner, and a Weisel Medal winner, taking out the Group 9 player-of-the-year equivalent while with Young in 2012.
Back with CYMS in 2013, McAlpine virtually picked up the green and golds and carried them to the title in a stunning man-of-the-match performance to take out a Dave Scott medal, too.
Mercurial personified. When McAlpine was on, no other player in the Group could run with the immensely talented outside back.
5 | ALOFI MATAELE (Orange Hawks)
One of those wingers whose impact on a side was understated ... by everyone except his teammates.
Mataele was a major factor in Hawks' run to the 2013 grand final, scoring a buckload of tries that season to lead the two blues' charge to a break-through decider appearance.
A sublime finisher, Mataele was incredible in the air and very, very quick. A rare mix of speed and power wingers, these days, must have.
Mataele went on to play in Sydney in 2015 and there's not been (aside from Tommy Satterthwaite, who is incredible) a better out-and-out finisher on the wing than this bloke.
6 | JONO VAN VEEN (Lithgow Workies)
You often hear players described as being 'someone you'd love to play with and hate to play against'.
Jono Van Veen is without question that player. No one has ever competed harder for anything on the field.
As aggressive as anyone and boasting a doctorate in niggle, Van Veen was a tremendous asset for Workies throughout 2010-19, in which the club made three grand finals and lifted the trophy on home soil in 2012.
Probably fronted the judiciary as often as he scored tries, but that was part of the beauty of Jono, Group 10's box of chocolates - you never knew what you were going to get.
7 | MICK SULLIVAN (Orange CYMS)
Turned CYMS, a success-starved club meandering throughout a two-decade long title drought, into the most esteemed club Country Rugby League wide throughout the last decade.
No club has won more premierships than CYMS in Group 10's 80-year history, and no captain-coach has won more crowns than Sullivan, with titles in 2010, 11, 13, 15 and 17 complimenting a player of the year award in his first year in Group 10 in 2010, too.
It's impossible to talk about the 2010s decade without mentioning CYMS. Sullivan defines that run. This decade belongs to him.
8 | BRENT SEAGER (Bathurst Panthers)
If you were in charge of putting together a Group 10 starters pack, you really only need one note: Don't, ever, run at Brent Seager.
Just ask Josh Starling.
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The ex-NRL bookend lobbed up in Group 10 in 2018 and, at the Bathurst Knockout, tucked the ball under his wing, as he did countless times with the Knights, Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles in the big time, and ran at his balding, unassuming, quietly spoken Panthers' opposite. Whack.
"I had snot coming out of my nose everywhere," Starling told Australian Community Media's 2019 pre-season podcast.
Nothing, and we mean nothing, is better to watch in Group 10 than a Brent Seager bell-ringer. And no one, and we mean no one, is a better bloke in Group 10 than Brent Seager.
Back-to-back titles in 2018-19, accompanied by unprecedented, back-to-back Dave Scott medals, cements Seags' place among the Group 10 elite.
9 | BENJAMIN JOHN (Bathurst St Pat's/Cowra Magpies)
Tough, creative, and a big game player - John was St Pat's best in their 2014 Group 10 grand final win, scoring a hat-trick to win the Dave Scott Medal that year and remains one of only a few to have collected the grand final match of the match honours and a Group 10 player of the year award too.
10 | CHRIS BAMFORD (Orange CYMS)
THE most dominant season this decade, bar none.
The Bam Slam was very nearly completed, too, with Bamford taking out the 2017 player of the year crown and leading CYMS to the title, narrowly missing out on a Dave Scott Medal (three tries to flying winger Tom Satterthwaite in one of the great grand final comebacks was pretty hard to ignore though).
Still, no one has made more of an impact on Group 10 in such a short period of time.
Bamford polled the maximum three points in five of CYMS' first six games in 2017 to runaway with the award, rocking and rolling his way through opposition packs with an unbridled aggression that was almost poetic.
The only thing left to say is: Bring. Back. Bam.
11 | JOSH RAINBOW (Blayney Bears/Cowra Magpies)
Kurt Hancock is a pretty astute judge of player - he's arguably one of the best coaches in all of Western.
So when he was asked by a NRL club scout if there was a player lacing up the boots in Group 10 that could, potentially, just maybe, if given a shot, make a real fist of a NRL gig, Hank thought of one player - Josh Rainbow.
Big, strong, quick and skillful, Rainbow really came of age at the back end of the decade and was tremendous in Cowra's run to the 2018 grand final.
There's certainly worse things in life than not being able to play footy, but Rainbow's forced early retirement at the beginning of 2019 after he discovered an abnormality with his heart was tragic, for him and the Magpies.
There's no doubt Cowra missed their skipper, and the 2018 Group 10 player of the year, last season.
12 | BRENDON VAN VEEN (Lithgow Workies)
Quieter than Jono? Without doubt. Slower than Jono? Maybe, just. More powerful than Jono? Definitely. Better than Jono? You better believe it.
Brendon, the other Van Veen brother, didn't grab the same sort of headlines as Workies' main man this decade, but he's every bit as good as him.
Lithgow won the 2012 crown, emphatically, too, smashing CYMS by over 30 points in the largest decider margin this decade.
- Record-breaking gate.— Nick McGrath (@nickmcgrath4) June 11, 2019
- Five senior grades of footy.
- Participation numbers on the rise.
We often hear #bushfooty is on death's door, but certainly rugby league in @westernrams region is flying at the moment. #Group10#Group11
The man leading the pack rampage? BVV (yep, if SBW, TPJ and DCE can run with an accronym, so can this bloke).
Impossible to tackle one-on-one. Won the 2011 Group 10 player of the year crown, too.
13 | JACK AFAMASAGA (Mudgee Dragons)
No one was harder to tackle than Jack.
The Samoan International arrived in Mudgee in 2013 after stints at the Sea Eagles, Parramatta, Melbourne, and Cronulla and promptly made his impact on the competition felt, transforming the Dragons into a hard-nosed outfit.
Afamasaga won the 2014 Group 10 player of the year gong, and then helped the club to the title in 2016.
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