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Our greatest back row stars

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I saw this by C & C in the Milestones topic and it does make me wonder.

    We have an incredibly rich history of players but maybe more so in the backrow than any other position.

    Some of the club's best backrowers, not in any particular order…

    Terry Randall
    Mal Reilly
    Steve Menzies
    Noel Cleal
    Glen Stewart
    Anthony Watmough
    Nick Kosef
    Paul Vautin
    Daniel Gartner

    And that's not even going back further, apparently players like Ken Day and Pogo Morgan were stars before we won our first comp. No doubt there's others I've forgotten, too.

    Certainly current blokes like Gift are building a very strong record – 3 grand finals, 2 premierships, Australia and NSW rep, Clive Churchill medallist – and he's not even finished yet.
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I saw this by C & C in the Milestones topic and it does make me wonder.

    We have an incredibly rich history of players but maybe more so in the backrow than any other position.

    Some of the club's best backrowers, not in any particular order…

    Terry Randall
    Mal Reilly
    Steve Menzies
    Noel Cleal
    Glen Stewart
    Anthony Watmough
    Nick Kosef
    Paul Vautin
    Daniel Gartner

    And that's not even going back further, apparently players like Ken Day and Pogo Morgan were stars before we won our first comp. No doubt there's others I've forgotten, too.

    Certainly current blokes like Gift are building a very strong record – 3 grand finals, 2 premierships, Australia and NSW rep, Clive Churchill medallist – and he's not even finished yet.
     
  3. Chip and Chase

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

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    BK would make the above list

    Some of the others that may not be in the running for the best ever title but always gave their all for Manly

    Phil Lowe
    Goldie Walker
    Les Boyd
    Glowhead Ryan
    Rambo Gibbs
    Jughead Jones
    OJ Cunningham
    Glen Hall
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    BK would make the above list

    Some of the others that may not be in the running for the best ever title but always gave their all for Manly

    Phil Lowe
    Goldie Walker
    Les Boyd
    Glowhead Ryan
    Rambo Gibbs
    Jughead Jones
    OJ Cunningham
    Glen Hall
     
  5. Tareeeagle

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    I have to admit Terry Randall would be my favourite - just. Don't forget Bill Bradstreet from the 60's. Was a pretty handy lock forward.
     
  6. Tareeeagle

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    I have to admit Terry Randall would be my favourite - just. Don't forget Bill Bradstreet from the 60's. Was a pretty handy lock forward.
     
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My favourite from the old days was Norm Pounder. Not sure if he was much good but I really loved his name.
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My favourite from the old days was Norm Pounder. Not sure if he was much good but I really loved his name.
     
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    Ian Martin was one of my favorites. Outstanding tackler and a real workhorse.
     
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    Ian Martin was one of my favorites. Outstanding tackler and a real workhorse.
     
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    i got 20 bucks on choc and gift for 1st try scorer for tonights match
    hope this thread is a good omen
     
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    i got 20 bucks on choc and gift for 1st try scorer for tonights match
    hope this thread is a good omen
     
  13. simon64

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    I think the Moose must get a mention....I never saw him play but from all reports, there were few tougher than Rex.

    And while we're on tough.......Ian Roberts. Just ask Gary Jack.
     
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    I think the Moose must get a mention....I never saw him play but from all reports, there were few tougher than Rex.

    And while we're on tough.......Ian Roberts. Just ask Gary Jack.
     
  15. Ron E. Gibbs

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    Always thought Daniel Gartner was underrated. He finished out his career in the UK because he didn't want to play against Manly and was very successful over there, too. But, as always, it's hard to go past Beaver in his prime.
     
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    Always thought Daniel Gartner was underrated. He finished out his career in the UK because he didn't want to play against Manly and was very successful over there, too. But, as always, it's hard to go past Beaver in his prime.
     
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    Hard to go past Mal Reilly and Terry Randall.
     
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    Hard to go past Mal Reilly and Terry Randall.
     
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    Igor is my favourite, just ahead of Mal Reilly and Beaver.

    Kosef could have been anything, but got cruelled by injury
     
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    Igor is my favourite, just ahead of Mal Reilly and Beaver.

    Kosef could have been anything, but got cruelled by injury
     
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