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Greatest Centres

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Gary Kemble takes the fullback berth with Richie Baker on standby- anything to keep the peace.

We now need a couple of centres to complete the back line. I'm nominating Phil Tate for one of them. A great turn of pace for such a big man. (Plus I went to school with him, a really nice lad and fellow Hunslet fan).

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Mick Coult & Shaun Irwin in my time

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peter roe always gave 100 % but mick coult also was fab.what about eric kibe cant remember if he played centre or full back.lol

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Wayne McHugh, Kibe played both Kev.

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A few old names - Gary Senior. Colin Penola. Steve Nicholson. Herbie Moore. I liked Phil Tate as well

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Always rated Penola and Paul Beath, wait for the King to mention Mike Petchey.

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Hard to nail 2 down again!! Herbie Moore & Paul beath deffo in there somewhere!! Eric kibe was a legend!! I rated highly iain higgins, very good technical player, his defence was awesome!! I'll also let king sum up wes mcgibbon :-)

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Bartliff was a winger as far as I can remember?? Alan Daniel was he the tall 1 with the really long head??!!

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from what ive seen of him so far can i mention Jimmy Keinhorst, technically not our player but still played centre for us.Hawkeye is correct Mike Petchey was a beast and is worth a mention, tbh weve had a lack of centres down the years, Phil Tate would be up there, for sheer try scoring ability Q,y though wins hands down.

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young mycoe, McGibbon was absolute pants, on a par with Danny Dobson.

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Pechey... big fat lazy overweight...!! You seem to like players with those characteristics king ;-)

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How good was jimmy Irvine?? I can remember him but not too well!!

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How about George Clarke from the 70's. Also we had a New Zealander called Jordon (can't recall his first name) who played a season at the Greyhound Stadium and was pretty classy. Another from that era was Steve Parish who could also kick goals.

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correct pudsey about The Peach, 3 great calls from coventry hawk.George Clark was a brilliant centre, Jordan was a full kiwi international centre who we never got the best out of due to injury and a terrible winter when he had to go home in march and half the games had been postponed.Parrish was much in the mould of Richard Knight a tall centre about 6ft 4in and like Knighty could kick goals from anywhere.George Clark wins it for me, this kid Keinhorst is special though...

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George Clark worked , and was a friend of my dad's. I had one of his old shirts.

Having said that , cannot remember him as a player.

For me Ian Higgins, Mike Petchy best centres.

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Dean Booth. Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith was a Second Row player , cannot remember him playing centre ?. Still a an underrated great player though.

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correct pudsey about The Peach, 3 great calls from coventry hawk.George Clark was a brilliant centre, Jordan was a full kiwi international centre who we never got the best out of due to injury and a terrible winter when he had to go home in march and half the games had been postponed.Parrish was much in the mould of Richard Knight a tall centre about 6ft 4in and like Knighty could kick goals from anywhere.George Clark wins it for me, this kid Keinhorst is special though...

True , Keinhurst is a special player

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True , Keinhurst is a special player

Sorry Keinhorst

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Smithy started at centre and was pretty average. Moved into the forwards and became a revelation. Nicknamed the Mad Farmer he would mix it with anyone.

George Clark is an interesting one. I know he played at parkside but did he come to the Greyhound stadium or was he with Hull then?

I remember him playing for Hull and he was a class act.

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George came into the team in the latter days of Parkside then i beleive transfered to Hull but did come to us again at the Greyhound Stadium under New Hunslet.Stuart Smith blimey he could start a ruck in an empty room, always looking for a scrap with anyone who was near.For sheer try scoring ability though Wayne McHugh takes some beating even though most were scored in championship 1.

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