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1996 Grand Final Team

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by winnyason, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    Have to say there defence was awsome, how about our coach what a champion. One guy who went into the wilderness when he retired, Gartner superb 2nd rower.
     
  2. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Went to Bradford '00 I think and won the treble (ESL, CC and WCC).
    That was a good team also lost something like only 4 games all season .
     
  3. cliffhanger

    cliffhanger Active Member

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    Such delight beating the dragons that year.
    Ridgey was on fire in the second half.
     
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ridgey never gave up, that was one guy who never knew when he was tackled.
     
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  5. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    Nik Kosef, how versatile injury stopped at absolute star would have been spoken in same manner as clyde. Saints done well considering there side.
    Given the salary cap you just don't see teams like that anymore, test backrow, gillespie, carroll then add serdaris to mix. Bringing cliff lyons off the bench, fairly strong to say the least. When Hasler get 10 minutes it shows the depth we had. Never should have ever signed field totally stuffed the balance of toovs, serdaris, kosef and cliffy off the bench.

    Ridge totally underated in terms of all time fullbacks, back geez tough as nails was our kicker in all apsects of play. Graham Lowe's best signing by a mile.
     
  6. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Hang on, Hancock replaced ridge in 2nd half. He was injured and couldn't play most of that half.
     
  7. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    you would have to say a era, which disapoints in terms of titles. Given the domiance, 97 i could handle a few chinks in armour no ridge, pack was aging a little. 95 simply did not turn up on the day.
     
  8. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    The 95 side seemed flat in beating the knights 12-4 in the Preliminary Finals. Whereas the 96 side went into the grandfinal on the back of a 24–0 win against Cronulla. I think the 96 side was better prepared the second time around and they had better immediate form going into the Grandfinal.
     
  9. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    yeah no doubt, still a bloody good team craig innes remember the fend he put on andrew walker at brookie one night WOW.
     
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  10. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    I remember him also putting a big one on Matt Sing, they led about 18-0 with about 20 min to go and we ran away with the game.
     
  11. stoodamire

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    Ridge was only off for a bit.

    Made a monster try saver in the 2nd half when Mundine was about to score (even though it was ruled a shepard afterwards.)
     
  12. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, corrected
     

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