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Best 10 forwards since 1990

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Beaver boy, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of how long they played, rate your top 10 forwards you've seen (excluding hookers) and Brad Fittler since 1990.
    Looking at Trbojevic at such a young age I can see him perhaps making this list one day.
    Here's mine with one or two words to describe them:

    1. Brad Clyde - Fitness, Talented
    2. SBW - Freak ..... Freak
    3. Sam Burgess - Winner/Tough
    4. Glenn Lazurus - Bullocking/ Successful
    5. Ben Kennedy - Skillful/Inspirational
    6. Shane Webke - Warhorse
    7. Gordon Tallis - Terrorising/Fast
    8. Adrian Morley - Fearless/Dominant
    9. Steve Menzies- Try scorer
    10. Ruben Wiki - Competitor

    Notable mentions .... Hindmarsh, Sironen, Roach, Toni Carroll, Watmough, Harragon
     
  2. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    For me the great forwards are those that won comps for their clubs through their prescence, work ethic and intimidation factors.

    So to me Glenn Lazarus is no.1. His record is unbelievable. 5 premierships with 3 clubs, plus his origin and test record.

    In no particular order for the others I'd have Adrian Morley. Nothing sums up his impact than the 2002 gf when Fittler was hammered by Villisanti. Morley just went nuts. Then there is the Chief. Newcastle don't win in 97 without him, and then add another Knights great, BK. Again they don't win 01 without him. Plus his effect with us. Bradley Clyde is a no brainer. Just a brilliant talent.

    Tallis has to be there, in his prime he was just terrifying. Beaver has to be there. His try scoring record alone is magnificent. But then add his tackling........I'd also have to consider Brent Kite. Mainly because as I said it's about the contribution to winning titles. And when kitey had good years we won comps, so if he's not quite there he's very close.

    SBW also. I always thought he was overrated, so when the roosters brought him back expecting a title I thought they were deluded. Again they don't win in 13 without him (que the comments that they don't win without shayne Hayne ....and that's fine too). But great players make things happen and he had a shocking first half in the gf only to blow it apart in the 2nd half.
     
  3. kingoftherodeo

    kingoftherodeo Active Member

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    Bradley Clyde
    Steven Menzies
    Glenn Lazarus
    Gordon Tallis
    Sonny Bill Williams
    Anthony Watmough
    Paul Gallen
    Ben Kennedy
    Chief Harragon
    Sam Burgess
     
  4. mave

    mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ian Roberts says hello.
     
  5. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Glenn Lazarus
    Steve Menzies
    Bradley Clyde
    Petero Civoniceva
    Paul Harragon
    Shane Webcke
    Adrian Morley
    Tawera Nikau
    Sam Burgess
    Ben Kennedy

    Honourable mentions to Ian Roberts, Mark Carroll, Brad Thorn, Brent Kite, Glenn Stewart and Anthony Watmough.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

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

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  7. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Cement Gillespie deserves a mention as does Nik Kosef.
     
  8. mave

    mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nik Kosef's knees count him out of the discussion unfortunately.
     
  9. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Cement was great for Manly when he came here, but the reality was that his best was in the late 80's and early 90's. By the time he came to us his career was winding down and his rep career, despite his good form for Manly, would never have gone past 1994 had the ARL not excluded SL players in 1995.
     
  10. NickRobbo1998

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  11. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    Gallen/Roberts should of been in my notable mentions but couldn't se them replacing any of my top 10, perhaps Wiki.
     
  12. Eagleman

    Eagleman Active Member

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    No Particular Order

    Steve Menzies
    Bradley Clyde
    Ian Roberts
    Paul Harragon
    Shane Webcke
    Gordon Tallis
    Glen Lazarus
    Sam Burgess
    Ben Kennedy
    S B Williams
     
  13. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Petero and Matt Scott would make my top 10.
     
  14. GoldenEagle41

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