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How do Lyon and Matai rate?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bob dylan, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think this centre pairing is as good as any I have seen in the maroon and white.

    Other combinations worth mentioning

    Bell and Matai
    Hill and Innes
    Cleal and Close
    O'Connor and Williams
    Fulton and Gartner
    Fulton and Branighan
    Fulton and Tennant
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai is massively under rated

    Would put us just beind Saints for best centre pairing in the NRL at the moment. I didn't see a lot of Innes playing for Manly so these 2 are the best I have seen for us
     
  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Era comparisons are just too difficult.
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very true, I thought Hill and Innes were close to the best I had seen, but this pair are really great.
     
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Stanton and Tennant.
     
  6. brookiegreg

    brookiegreg Active Member

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    Innes was awesome in both attack and especially defence
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Albert Torrens and Kevin McGuiness
    Or
    Albert Torrens and Paul Stephenson
     
  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    He was called The Postman because he always delivered.
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought that was Bell? Because he always rang twice.
     
  10. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    Innes is one of the most underrated players ever, i still have massive wraps on this guy.
     
  11. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Innes and Matai would be the two centres in my all time favourite Manly team.
     
  12. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Another great pair indeed.
     
  13. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Branighan and Gartner, Gartner and Tarzan Knight, Booth and Gartner, Dorahy and Gartner, Booth and Dorahy.

    Cleal and the be-jewelled Eunuch, aka Chris (my arms are too short to catch the ball across my barrel chest) Close.
     
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  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Inness and Hill were an awesome centres pairing, but that team of the mid 90's was the best team of the era, they were hot in every single position!

    Lyon and Matai are great in their own rights, but I think Hill & Inness just have it there.
     
  15. brookiegreg

    brookiegreg Active Member

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    Hey Matty Orford was a postman too :cool:

    Great defender Steven Bell but to my mind not quite as potent in attack as the best of these blokes...loved his little shuffle when running into the opposition forwards...never seemed to make much diff though :s
     
  16. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Bell was good for 1 season,after which he was meh
     
  17. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    So glad that Dr.Zoidberg is gone, I still can't believe how overrated that bloke was.

    Didn't his career die in the ass after going to Catalans?
     
  18. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Anybody know where Innes is now what he is doing
     
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  19. zabble

    zabble Active Member

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    Lyon = best centre i have seen. freakishly gifted - and a winner.

    Hill = ...a close 2nd.

    These 2 guys together would be unstoppable.
     
  20. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Hill is the most overrated bloke to ever play in maroon and white.....best 2 centres are clearly Lyon and Fulton

    Hill was always injured we called him compo and he would always be right for the finals, strange that
     

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