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who werent big guns

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#61 deluded pom?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

Gavin Miller

 

 

Was that before or after the English game ironed out his faults? ;)


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

David Maiden was a top grafter at Hull Fc as was Shane Mcmenamy

 

 

McMenemy probably had a better kicking game than Richard Horne will ever have. Maiden was unlucky in that he was only keeping the seat warm for Tony Grimaldi. 


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#63 Futtocks

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

The late Adrian Shelford.

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#64 Vambo

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Billy McGinty.

Loved watching McGinty playing for Wigan. Still remember an evening game at CP when he put in a super tackle on Kurt Sorenson and totally changed the momentum of the game which Widnes were dominating up to that point.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

Billy McGinty.

Loved watching McGinty playing for Wigan. Still remember an evening game at CP when he put in a super tackle on Kurt Sorenson and totally changed the momentum of the game which Widnes were dominating up to that point.

 

He wasn't the biggest forward to play the game but I know from experience when he tackled you it hurt. 

 

For the players I have had a soft spot for I always liked watching Ian Potter at Wigan, a real tackling machine. 


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#66 timtum

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

At Wire the splendid Paul Cullen / Gary Sanderson double act in the second row.  Never missed a tackle.  Unfortunately, rarely broke a tackle either.

 

When in Brisbane, the Souths prop forward Mohammed Allouche never took a backward step, was hammered every week (as apart from Darren Lockyer's bruv he was the only stand out player), and finally got his reward when he coached the 'Pies to the Queensland Cup a couple of years ago.

 

Here in France, David Ferriol for the Catalans but also in his previous incarnation at Limoux.  He could have been anything in the game if he had gone to Australia.  And of course the recently retired Artie Shead.  A prop forward who always angled towards the left centre channel and terrified anyone there.

 

I also enjoy watching Seb Planas play at Toulouse.  He's not the most talented lad on the pitch, but boy does he try hard!


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#67 john in oz

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:55 AM

Peter Smethurst at Oldham.........no matter how hard he was tackled, always came up smiling.......put in 100% every game

#68 deluded pom?

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:25 AM

Anyone else remember the ginger French LF from the late 1970s, Joel Roosebrouck?


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

McMenemy probably had a better kicking game than Richard Horne will ever have. Maiden was unlucky in that he was only keeping the seat warm for Tony Grimaldi.

After he came home Pom :-)

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:51 AM

Anyone else remember the ginger French LF from the late 1970s, Joel Roosebrouck?

He Captained France against the Kangaroos in 1982.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:14 AM

Steve Menzies just the ultimate professional and comes across as a real nice person, absolute class a credit to our great game.

Edited by westhuller, 13 April 2013 - 09:15 AM.


#72 OMEGA

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Willie Poching,

Great player who was popular and respected by fans, team mates and opposition

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Unassuming, humble and a dedicated family man

Not enough like him in the world

#73 deluded pom?

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

He Captained France against the Kangaroos in 1982.

 

 

Did he captain them when the French beat the Kangaroos 2-0 in 1978?


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#74 Magic XIII

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Les Quirk and Peter Gill



#75 Derwent

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

Billy McGinty.
Loved watching McGinty playing for Wigan. Still remember an evening game at CP when he put in a super tackle on Kurt Sorenson and totally changed the momentum of the game which Widnes were dominating up to that point.


Great coach too when we had him at Workington. A shame he went to RU because he would have developed into a top class RL coach.

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#76 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

Great coach too when we had him at Workington. A shame he went to RU because he would have developed into a top class RL coach.

 

You never know. He is at a loose end having resigned from Edinburgh a couple of months ago.



#77 Brendon Scooter

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:00 AM

Joe Grima

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#78 Maureen T-k

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

Roy Powell

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#79 deluded pom?

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:55 AM


Chris Burton


 

 

 

Beryl Burton!


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

Trevor Skerrett, solid all round player and a Gent.


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