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- Jun 22, 2010
But maybe if he didn't sign with the SQ Crushers he may have made it.Now there is a name I haven't heard in probably 20 years. Giant Wallaby who was signed by the South Queensland Crushers and literally big things were expected of him. He went back to union with his tail between his legs after less than one year. He played just 2 games for the Crushers.
People think Nelson Asofa-Solomona is big at 200 cm (6'7) and 115 kg. Morgan in his playing days was 201 cm and 122 kg. And he was 25 years before NAS.
The son of former Manly forward John "Pogo" Morgan I believe. Just goes to show that being the son of a former first grade, state and international rep doesn't guarantee success.
Garrick Morgan wasn't a total sporting flop though. He did play 24 tests for the Wallabies from 1992-94 and 1996-97. And that was a time when the Wallabies had a pretty good record.
He turns 50 on 25 January. Below is an interesting article on Garrick Morgan.
I think a lot of careers were crushed by them.
Poor bastards were set up to fail and are the reason there won't be another Brisbane team.
Despite good crowds they were underwhelming, their first win was against the Bears....says it all really.