Johnny Wolford and Barry John are two of the three greatest standoffs I have ever seen. However, neither routinely put you on the edge of your seat. They could have had a quet game then suddenly in ten decisive minutes make two devastating breaks as if they had been an afterthought. Their teammates had big celebrations but they always looked like they couldn't see what all the fuss was about.
The third was Iestyn Harris at Leeds. He generally did do something every time he got the ball.
The early Sam Tomkins and Ellery Hanley certainly got you off yur feet but they weren't conventional halfbacks.
I always remember Dave Barends'' 70 yards dash against Leeds in (I think) his first game at Odsal. He had phenomenal pace and, for a little bloke, no fear of tackling big forwards. I met him once a couple of years ago; he's a very nice bloke and stil big friends with Jimmy Thompson.
Odsal has had some very exciting wingers down the years. Any of Lesley Vainikolo, Tevita Vaikona, Phil Ford and (my favourite) Dave Redfearn could get you on your feet. In the opposition, Henderson Gill, Jason Robinson, Darren Albert and Brett Dallas always had you nervous on the terrace.
We've had some fantastic forwards at Odsal but most have been of the type thay put in full-on effort rather than blockbusting running. The best I ever saw at scattering defences for us were Stuart Fielden, Paul Anderson and Harvey "The Night Train" Howard. For the oppsition it would be Kelvin Skerrett, Gareth Carvell and Nick Fozzard.