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Greatest of all time?

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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!!

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From what I've saw since the early 90's at saints:

Cunningham

Long

Lyon

Martyn

Sculthrope

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This is very difficult due to the number of great players who played before I was even born but let's go with:

Jim Sullivan

Billy Boston

Eric Ashton

Ellery Hanley

Shaun Edwards

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Best players I've seen play for Fev?

Deryck Fox

Paul Newlove

Brendan Tuuta

Graham Steadman

David Hobbs

I know there are many more including Don Fox,  but I never saw them play for Fev in the period I've been a fan.

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Swindon St George

Danny Morgan

Greig O'Brien

Tommo

Troll

Jim Roden

Love grass roots RL!

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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???

 

 

I never saw him play, obviously, but I believe Harold Wagstaff was the WG Grace of rugby league.

 

There have probably been better players since, but he invented much of the modern game.

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fev

don fox

joe mullaney

paul newlove

terry clawson

peter smith

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from the players i have seen at widnes:

vinty karalius

keith elwell

jonathon davies

tony myler

frank myler.

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from the players i have seen at widnes:

vinty karalius

keith elwell

jonathon davies

tony myler

frank myler.

I never realised how old you was VW.  ;)

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as old as the hills old lad...

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as old as the hills old lad...

;)

I never realised that Vinty was

 

Height 5' 11" (1.83 m) Weight 14 st 0 lb

I always imagined he was a monster.

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From my time watching Leeds  

 

 

J. Holmes

G. Schofield

R. Powell

K. Sinfield

E. Hanley

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From those I've seen at Fev, in no particular order:

 

Deryck Fox

David Hobbs

Paul Newlove

Peter Smith

Brendan Tuuta

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Ok that I have seen.

Keith Mumby

Paul Newlove

Lesley Vainikolo

Stuart Fielden

Paul Medley/Karl Fairbank

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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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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.

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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.

 

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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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