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The Most Versatile "Utility" Player there has been?


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#41 Padge

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:44 PM

Billy Boston played every position except the front row ones.



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#42 bobbruce

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

What about players who've made dramatic mid-career positional moves? Peter Edwards, the former fringe Kiwi full-back, ended up as a very effective hooker at Doncaster, and I remember a lad called Mickey Edwards at Oldham who made the move from scrum-half to prop forward.


That would go to Harvey Howard started as a winger and moved to prop

#43 The 4 of Us

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:02 PM

Ged Byrne must have played most positions and he did it for Wigan and Salford.

He also gets extra credit for his smoking habit and being the meanest window cleaner in Greater Manchester. Where do I collect my winnings?

#44 Padge

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:50 PM

Ged Byrne must have played most positions and he did it for Wigan and Salford.

He also gets extra credit for his smoking habit and being the meanest window cleaner in Greater Manchester. Where do I collect my winnings?

 

Ged was never a window cleaner, despite rumours to the contrary. Check his player profile in old programs, he was a Visual Technician.

 

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#45 Saint Toppy

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:17 AM

Wellens has played every position except prop for Saints in his career. There's still time for him to complete the set with Brown in charge !



#46 Viking Warrior

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

In a recent interview Danny Addy said he thought the only positions he hadn't now played were full-back and wing after Lowes deployed him at 'prop' for a bit in the last few matches.

 

 

danny addy is a superb utility player hopefully our next capture from the bulls 


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#47 MikeW

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

That would go to Harvey Howard started as a winger and moved to prop

 

As did King Kurt

 

Johnathan Davies played every back position whilst at Widnes, as well as taking the kicking duties, and was brilliant in all of them.


Edited by MikeW, 24 July 2014 - 11:29 AM.


#48 Futtocks

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

As did King Kurt

 

Johnathan Davies played every back position whilst at Widnes, as well as taking the kicking duties, and was brilliant in all of them.

Sorensen was supposed to be seriously quick as a youngster.


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#49 lionheart

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

Richard whiting.

He wasnt versatile all he ever did was calendar and countdown

#50 mt smart

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

Phil Blake.....an NRL / ESL.... eighties / nineties player played fullback,center,half, five eight, Loose forward, Hooker, Wing and excelled in all positions.

 

Always on the move

 

Manly

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Canberra

Manly 2nd time around didn't play.


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#51 MikeW

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

Phil Blake.....an NRL / ESL.... eighties / nineties player played fullback,center,half, five eight, Loose forward, Hooker, Wing and excelled in all positions.

 

Always on the move

 

Manly

Souths

Wigan

North Sydney

St George

Auckland

Canberra

Manly 2nd time around.

Didn't he make an appearance at Warrington at some point as well?



#52 mt smart

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

Didn't he make an appearance at Warrington at some point as well?

Quite right.

 

Second club he played for 1984-89

 

I've updated that list above to include Wire thanks.



#53 TheTerminator

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:22 PM

danny addy is a superb utility player hopefully our next capture from the bulls

'Superb'?!? I'm seriously beginning to doubt your abilities in player assessment!

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#54 Manx RL

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:56 PM

Scott Roberts. A player that could point both left and right with equal skill and dexterity whatever position played
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#55 boxhead

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

Jarryd Hayne.

Wing

Stand Off

Centre

Fullback



#56 boxhead

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

Phil Blake.....an NRL / ESL.... eighties / nineties player played fullback,center,half, five eight, Loose forward, Hooker, Wing and excelled in all positions.

 

Always on the move

 

Manly

Warrington

Souths

Wigan

North Sydney

St George

Auckland

Canberra

Manly 2nd time around didn't play.

 

 

Did Blake play Loose Forward and Hooker for an English Club?


Edited by boxhead, 25 July 2014 - 12:02 PM.


#57 Wolford6

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

Sorensen was supposed to be seriously quick as a youngster.

 

His temperament remained so.


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#58 Scubby

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

Neil Fox is another one who went from wing/centre and right through the forwards to the front row.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

Richard Whiting. End of thread.
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#60 boxhead

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:14 PM

A versatile player in my mind should be a player that can play in several positions at a given time in his career.

A player that fills out as he gets older and perhaps slower and moves to the forwards is just that, he can no longer play in the backs anymore.

 

Menzies and SBW a a couple of the few top notch players that are really forwards that can do well also as a Centre.