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Brett Stewart

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Guys - 1 to 16 (where do you rate Stewart in the scheme of Fullbacks?)

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Billy Slater * QLD
    03. Brett Hodgson
    04. Matt Bowen * QLD
    05. David Simmons
    06. Luke Burt
    07. Preston Campbell
    08. William Zillman
    09. Kurt Gidley
    10. David Peachey
    11. Luke Patten
    12. Karmicheal Hunt * QLD
    13. Wade Mckinnon
    14. Rhys Wesser
    15. Ben Hornby
    16. Anthony Minichello * NSW

    I think 5th. I placed a * next to the players I believe is better.
    It also goes to show how lucky as fans we are to have him on board for a long time to come !!!

    What about you guys? I listed the fullbacks in relation to where their team is on the ladder (cough, cough - except for one - hehehehe)
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    3rd for mine.

    Mini & Bowen 1 and 2. Stewart closely pips Hunt for 3rd imo but I am a little bias.
     
  3. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Geez, there is some good fullbacks around... I'd take nearly everyone of them in my team!!

    I'd rate Minichello, Hunt, Bowen ahead of Stewart... the rest come after.
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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  5. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    yeah I'm with you there Ryan...a little improvement in Stewarts kick return and I'll bump him up that list a bit!
     
  6. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    Luke Burt is having a cracking year too. And he's a great kicker.
     
  7. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    I'd say #2 behind Mini. Bowen can be fantastic but can make crucial errors.
     
  8. mellonhead

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    If Stewart returned kicks better, he would be a great fullback. Whilst he's probably the best in open play and in attack, the kick return with the catch, stop & have a look puts us under pressure as we are starting usually 10 - 15 mtrs shy of where we need to be.
    I think the role of fullback is changing to taller footballers with arial skills to diffuse or impact on the bombs.
    On that basis Stewart would be 4 0r 5 th on the list.
     
  9. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    I would have him sitting in 5th atm. As a few others have said if he improves his kicking game i would shift him up to 3rd.

    In saying that though i would not swap him for anyone else either!!
     
  10. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Where can I find stats for kick return metres for fullbacks? I can vaguely remember a comentator saying Stewart was up in the top 2 or 3 fullbacks for metres gained from kick returns.
     
  11. mellonhead

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    It well may be a perception, but watch when he plays next (or go through replays), he'll catch the ball and stop and have have an elongated look at the defensive line. Other fullbacks "seem" to have the ability to catch the ball and keep moving and think at the same time.

    Don't get me wrong, would not want to swap him for anyone. His attacking value from mid field and backing up play is invaluable to the teams success.
     
  12. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That would surprise me. Hunt, Mini, Slater & McKinnon seem a lot more aggressive in that department & Bowen seems more elusive. He needs to watch a few Wombat Eadie videos to inspire him. Other than that I'd have him right up there.
    Again, I wouldn't swap him for anyone either.
     
  13. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Im not 100% sure, like I said I vaguely remember something like that being said.

    I would have thought, Mini and Hunt would be in front of him for sure but not by that much. They may charge back harder but they generally get put straight to ground.
     
  14. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    http://203.20.74.147/NRL07/index.html

    Detailed stats etc. You can find average kick-return metres there.

    Brett averages roughly 50 metres of kick returns a game from 4.6 kick returns. Luke Patten for example gets about the same metres a game, but has 5.2 kick returns a game.
     
  15. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    thanks Styles,

    so for players that have played 5 or more games based on average metres per kick return:

    1 – Hunt 13.09/return
    2 – Kearney 12.5/return
    3 – Hodgson 12.05/return
    4 – McKinnon 11.75/return
    5 – Miniciello 11.30/return
    6 – Zillman 11.28/return
    7 – Slater 11.03/return
    8 – Campbell 10.95/return
    9 – Wesser 10.86/return
    10 – Stewart 10.80/return
    11 – Bowen 10.10/return
    12 – Gidley 10.08/return
    13 – J.Morries 9.78/return
    14 – Pattern 9.75/return
    15 – Burt 9.59/return
    16 – Mathers 9.37/return
    17 – Peachey 8.89/return
     
  16. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    when was the last time Hornby played fullback??
     
  17. nodd

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  18. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I was just about to do that, Matt.

    Not much in it between Stewart and the top metres per return.
     
  19. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure - but Hornby has played 4 games at fullback averaging 10.64 per return
     
  20. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Will & Matt.

    As CIG said not much between them, the way some talk about his kick returns you would think he would be 5 metres below Hunt & Mini.
     

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