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Tigers team of 15 years

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Disco, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    So the Tigers announced their greatest team (Wests Tigers, last 15 years) and with no disrespect to some pretty good players, its fairly ordinary.

    1.Hodgson
    2.Richards
    3.Lawrence
    4.Whatuira
    5.Tuiaki
    6.Marshall
    7.Prince
    8.Woods
    9.Farah
    10.Skandalis
    11.Ellis
    12.O'Neil
    13.Fulton

    14.Payton
    15.Galea
    16.Laffranchi
    17.Heighington

    For mine, Marshall, Farah and Ellis are the only genuine class players (Woods could get there) and this got me thinking, would a Manly second 11 beat this team

    If you consider this our 1st lineup

    1.Stewart
    2.Robertson
    3.Lyon
    4.Matai
    5.Hopoate
    6.Foran
    7.Cherry-Evans
    8.Kite
    9.Ballin
    10.King
    11.Menzies
    12.Watmough
    13.G Stewart

    14.Jamie Burher
    15.Ben Kennedy
    16.Josh Perry
    17.Tony Williams (on his day...i'll cop stick for this)

    and that is excluding players like Toovey and Kosef who technically played in the last 15 years or O'Meley or Goddard who also had a season or two (don't start a NE debate)

    That leaves a second string team looking like

    1.Hiku (NZ rep)
    2.Williams (Aus Rep)
    3.Bell (SOO)
    4.Whare (NZ rep)
    5.Taufua (City/Country)
    6.Hodkinson (SOO)
    7.Orford (Dally M)
    8.Lawrence
    9.Monaghan
    10.Waerea-Hargraves (NZ rep)
    11.Horo (NZ rep)
    12.Galavuo (NZ rep)
    13.Williamson

    14.Le Strange
    15.George Rose
    16.Cuthertson (City/Country)
    17.Sam Harris (City/Country)

    I'd take our boys
     
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    Lol at Chris Bailey being an Australian rep.
    I think you're confusing him with his brother, Phil.
     
  3. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Haha, i was thinking Phil..................though both were pretty ordinary.

    Though i just checked and he only played till 01 with us so if i'm excluding O'Meley and Goddard I'm excluding Phil

    Replaced with City/Country rep Sam Harris
     
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      bones Bones Knows

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      Shane Rodney > Luke Williamson
       
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      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I'd put tim brasher as fullback before stickman.

        He finished in 2002 but with Nth qld. Balmain was 1997 so that probably rules him out.
         
      • bob dylan

        bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        That Tigers team is dreadful, Farah is the only one who would be any hope of making the Manly side.

        Fair dinkum Galea, O'Neil and Whatuira????

        Then again if the Sharks done one Ben Pommeroy would be one centre.
         
      • MadMarcus

        MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Farah maybe on the bench if he's lucky. Ballin is miles ahead of him. Woods is the only one I'd take.
         
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        • bob dylan

          bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Yeah Woods for King.

          Ballin better than Farah.
           
        • HoldenV8

          HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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          If that 17 is the best Wests Tigers can come up with as their best over the last 15 years......it makes me wonder how in hell they won the comp in 2005.

          Even on their best day I would not hesitate to choose DCE and Foz over Prince and Benji. Matty Ballin would be the hooker over Farah (Robbie is good, but for mine he makes way too many errors at crucial times, something MB doesn't do). Aaron Woods is the only Tigers player who might get a bench spot in a Manly side I'd pick over the same period, and even that is a long shot.
           
        • Fluffy

          Fluffy Well-Known Member

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          I think a lot of you forget how good benji and prince went as a combo in 2005 and just remember their last few years in the NRL, they were the best halves pairing in the comp at the time.

          Hodgson was better at his peak and Hiku is now but a fair way too. Whare was ok with us but still very new at his craft and never played for NZ whilst at Manly. Hodkinson again was very raw with us and would get eaten alive by benji, he also never played SOO whilst at Manly. Pretty much continues the rest of the way down.
           
        • MadMarcus

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          Just to clarify - I'm talking about in our current team. Not our best team over the last 15 years. None of them would be close to making that.
           

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