Manly players in Origins Best

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Current and former selectors have gathered to list their 25 best players of Origin footballers due to its 25th year this season.

QLD: Martin Bella, Kerry Boustead, Chris Close, Dale Shearer,Paul Vautin

NSW: Noel Cleal, Michael O'Connor, Ian Roberts, Geoff Toovey.

Full sides:

QLD:

Arthur Beetson, Gary Belcher, Martin Bella, Kerry Boustead, Chris Close, Greg Conescu, Greg Dowling, Trevor Gillmeister, Peter Jackson, Allan Langer, Gary Larson, Wally Lewis, Bob Lindner, Darren Lockyer, Mal Meninga, Gene Miles, Rod Morris, Dale Shearer, Matt Sing, Darren Smith, Gorden Tallis, Paul Vautin, Kevin Walters, Steve Walters, Shane Webcke.

NSW:

Tim Brasher, Noel Cleal, Brad Clyde, Laurie Daley, Ben Elias, Andrew Ettingshausen, Brad Fittler, Eric Grothe, Paul Harragon, Garry Jack, Andrew Johns, Brett Kenny, Glenn Lazarus, Paul McGregor, Steve Mortimer, Michael O'Connor, Wayne Pearce, Ray Price, Steve Roach, Ian Roberts, Paul Sironen, Peter Sterling, Ricky Stuart, Geoff Toovey, Rod Wishart.
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
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it must be an honor to be some of the player who are still running around on the field today to benamed there.

Did Cliffy not get a mention
 
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Nope. That all of them. No Beaver either. Mark Carrol should have got a mention but neither did Terry hill.
 

Dan

Kim Jong Dan
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something wrong there. i wonder what the basis was for picking them or whether the old name out of a hat method was employed
 
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Sadly enough Cliffy was generally a failure in the SOO series he played. But a fantastic club player.
 
Winging it
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It is hard to argue with the selections. Each name brings back memories of titanic struggles. Gary Jack is possibly the only one who doesn't stand out, but a great selection all the same.
 
First Grader
Brett Kenny and Terry Lamb were the two 5/8s that got the mention in the Cliffy era. Cliffy never cemented a spot though got his run and was never outstanding. His style of play didn't suit the players around him though his heroics in winning an Ashes series underlined his brilliance!
 

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