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#21 Mumby Magic

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

Ok that I have seen.

Keith Mumby
Paul Newlove
Lesley Vainikolo
Stuart Fielden
Paul Medley/Karl Fairbank

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#22 Viking Warrior

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:08 AM

when i was a youngster the old fella used to take me to odsal to try and convert me, this is the best bradford 5 i have seen:

ian brooke
tommy smailes
david stockwell
george ambrum
johnny rae
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#23 Futtocks

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:14 PM


I always imagined he was a monster.

It's not that long ago that a 14 stone player was considered fairly big. I was looking at the 'pen portraits' of the various French touring sides that so dazzled Australia, as recounted brilliantly in the book Champagne Rugby and the props' heights and weights are pretty unimpressive compared to the modern era.

Edited by Futtocks, 20 June 2013 - 12:15 PM.

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#24 boxhead

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:20 PM

It's not that long ago that a 14 stone player was considered fairly big. I was looking at the 'pen portraits' of the various French touring sides that so dazzled Australia, as recounted brilliantly in the book Champagne Rugby and the props' heights and weights are pretty unimpressive compared to the modern era.

I guess time has moved on, look at Inglis as a Centre or Fullback 

Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)

How will he be regarded down the track.

 



#25 Futtocks

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:27 PM

There was something I read online, and it was comparing Andrew Johns to a former Kangaroos captain from the Fifties or Sixties (sorry, can't remember the name) and although the latter was a prop, he was shorter and lighter than the halfback Johns.

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#26 Steve May

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

At Huddersfield, that I have seen (which, given the history of the club over the past 20 years generally means very recent)

 

Brett Hodgson

Eorl Crabtree

Leroy Cudjoe

Stanley Gene

Shaun Lunt


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#27 boxhead

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

There was something I read online, and it was comparing Andrew Johns to a former Kangaroos captain from the Fifties or Sixties (sorry, can't remember the name) and although the latter was a prop, he was shorter and lighter than the halfback Johns.

I hope that is not right Futtocks.

Johns was.....

Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)

 

:-)


Edited by AndyCapp, 20 June 2013 - 12:35 PM.


#28 Futtocks

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

I hope that is not right Futtocks.
Johns was.....
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
 
:-)

There were props and other forwards in the Fifties that were lighter than 14 stone, definitely.

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#29 GIANTSTRIDES

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

For Fartown.

 

Pat Devery

Mick Sullivan

Dave Valentine

Jonny Hunter

Tommy Smales


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#30 boxhead

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

There were props and other forwards in the Fifties that were lighter than 14 stone, definitely.

If I was an athlete I would have been a dominant  Prop at 6ft and 17st 2lb :-)



#31 Futtocks

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:54 PM


If I was an athlete I would have been a dominant  Prop at 6ft and 17st 2lb :-)


Imagine what Rugby League in the Twenties would have made of someone like Paul Anderson!

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#32 Steve May

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:01 PM

For Fartown.

 

Pat Devery

Mick Sullivan

Dave Valentine

Jonny Hunter

Tommy Smales

 

Oldie!

 

My Mum's top 5 would probably be

 

Pat Devery

Lionel Cooper

Ted Slevin

Peter Henderson

Dave Valentine

 

I'll ask her tonight to see if I'm right

 

My Grandad's would have had Mills and Markham in.  I'd ask him as well, but he's a pretty quiet chap these days.  Doesn't say much...


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#33 Leeds Wire

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

Wanted to get a bit of discussion going, so if you had to pick the top 5 best players for your club who would it be???

For arguments sake;

Warrington
1. Bevan
2. Boyd
3. Gregory
4. Eccles
5. Briers

There's probably loads I've missed there too!!

6. Jonathan Davies
7. John Woods
8. Andy Gregory
9. Alfie Langer
10. Adrian Morley

I reluctantly left out John Bevan, Phil Blake and Des Drummond...

#34 Steve May

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

I hope that is not right Futtocks.

Johns was.....

Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)

 

:-)

 

According to Wikipedia, Ted Slevin, who played the best part of 15 years at prop for Huddersfield and Wigan was 5ft 9 and 14 st 12lb

 

A touch shorter and a shade more than half a stone heavier than Andrew Johns.


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#35 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:49 PM

I never Eric Harris or Arthur Clues,so If it who I saw play for e club I will replace with Mick Shoebottom and Garry Schoefield

Leeds
Holmes
Jones
Clues
Harris
Peacock


but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
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#36 latchford albion

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:37 PM

6. Jonathan Davies
7. John Woods
8. Andy Gregory
9. Alfie Langer
10. Adrian Morley

I reluctantly left out John Bevan, Phil Blake and Des Drummond...

I was going to criticise you for being halfback heavy, but then I came up with:

11. Alex Murphy (past his best with wires but arguably greatest ever)
12. Parry Gordon (John Bevan said he was the best scrum half he had ever seen; I always like to mention that to my Welsh friends when they go on about Gareth Edwards)
13. Les Boyd (probably shorter than Joey; more than 14 stone though)
14. Jonathan Davies
15. Lee Briers

#37 1976PMJwires

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:48 PM

I was born in 76 so my top 5 Warrington players in no order

Michael Gregory
Les Boyd
John woods
Mark Roberts - can't believe he was never capped for GB
Phil Blake

Best kids coming through the ranks
Scully
Harris
Ronnie Daune

#38 latchford albion

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

Can't believe I left out Mike Gregory. Let's take Alex out and put Mike in. Alex can be in the Saints list.

#39 amh

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

Leigh

 

John Woods

Alex Murphy

Des Drummond

they're the cream

 

some other personal favs

Mick Hogan

Mick Stacey

David Eckersley

Terry Bilsbury

Joe Walsh

Steve Donlan


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#40 Trojan

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

Leigh

 

John Woods

Alex Murphy

Des Drummond

they're the cream

 

 

John Woods is one of my favourite players ever, he was brilliant and very under rated.  Desi was awesome, I one saw him put a NZ forward into the stand at Headingley playing for GB.  I never liked Murphy - still don't.


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