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scully never ever let GB / England down.

WTF!!! are some people on................ total willies cut off

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Regarding Newlove - I'll take the stats on the Official site rather than anything else...amd my memory of him is a player that simply never, ever replicated his club form on the international stage.

Sculthorpe. Meh, maybe that was one too far.

The problem is we had so many players good at club level who didnt perform at international level because they knew it didnt matter how poor they were, they would never be dropped

Too far? It was utterly barking mad.

The issue was not that they played for St Helens (do not play the oppressed martyr with not being clear), but that Australia were a better team and so it was not as easy to replicate the dominant play of club level.

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Wilkin. He best not be selected this year. Sinfield as well of course although he played ok last year.

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Either Cunningham or Farrell. Both had great club careers.

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I'll get shot down in flames for this, but I never thought Denis Betts lived up to his Wigan form when in a GB shirt. When in the Cherry and White he was a dynamic, line-breaking, try-scoring dynamo, but in a GB jersey I often thought he was ineffective and powder-puff.

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It does make you wonder what part psychology played in the non-performance of these established players. Was it a case of previous experiences having a negative impact on their performances?

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Sculthorpe was generally superb and always gave his all for GB....along with Morley , the best of the recent past..

Cunningham , although a magnificent SL career, was on the whole, a major disappointment at test level..

Edited by Marty Funkhouser

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Paul Newlove was a superb centre both at club and international level. The try he scored in the opening test of the 1990 tour is an example of his power. The tries he scored against NZ the year before were examples of his pace. He made Owen Simpson look like Offiah, after he left Fev Owen was never the same player. I believe he did the same for Anthony Sullivan at Saints. In the 1992 Melbourne test he had a brilliant game at the highest level. Put it this way, I wish he was available for both Fev and England today.

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[steal Hanners thunder mode] Paul Sykes and Jamie Langley [/steal Hanneres thunder mode]

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After several decades since winning a series against Australia I would suggest plenty of players.

There have been plenty of players that have been legends in the English game and from what the Aussies have seen of them they rate them as Park players.

Edited by AndyCapp

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I can't believe somebody mentioned Paul Sculthorpe. He was our one class player over a bad period. I remember when we lost 64-10 being embarrassed that he was on our side, because he was the one that didn't deserve it.

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