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Which player made you stand up in anticipation?

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16 minutes ago, Lowdesert said:

He was exceptional in my view.  Wasn’t afraid to take the ball up either despite being light.  Iirc his most memorable try, across the line with 3 or 4 steps, bamboozled the defence.  Just one of this blokes you knew were going to step, and which way, but they still got you.

It took Canberra a couple of years to find him, but his replacement wasn't bad either.

 

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Graham steadman even if he could only play 3 out of every 4 games in his early careeer


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1 hour ago, DEANO said:

Graham steadman even if he could only play 3 out of every 4 games in his early careeer

At his peak, he was a nightmare. He had the same sort of lightning reaction and acceleration to even a small a gap that Jiffy had.


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On 26/03/2020 at 10:18, Whippet13 said:

Too many to list over my 38 years of watching RL so I'll just mention the very first one who thrilled me as a kid, Henderson Gill.

As a young kid he was my favourite player too. He was electrifying down the wing and a real crowd pleaser.

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I'm long in the tooth now and the world was larger then . When I was a small boy stood near the ramp at Headingley watching those big Brillcream hair'd giant clump their way down ,there were so many then who we wanted to see . For me in the 50s it was BIlly Boston 

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2 hours ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

I'm long in the tooth now and the world was larger then . When I was a small boy stood near the ramp at Headingley watching those big Brillcream hair'd giant clump their way down ,there were so many then who we wanted to see . For me in the 50s it was BIlly Boston 

Yep.  ' Give it to Billy ' was the chant of the day from the  Central Park  crowd when the games were tight.

Perhaps strangely Sam Tomkins  in his prime had a similar effect  That  tremendous sense of anticipation - which is what this thread is all about

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Dave Watson illuminated numerous Whitehaven games in the second half of the 1980s. No surprise he went on to play for New Zealand.

Loved watching Mal Meninga in his season at Knowsley Road.

 

 

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There's lots of good players over the years, but for me not that many that you can feel the anticipation in the crowd when they get the ball.

Former Saints players i'd have to say:- Mal Meninga, Paul Sculthorpe, Shaun Long, Jamie Lyon, Paul Newlove, Mark Elia, Ben Barba

From other clubs:- Ellery Hanley, Martin Offiah, Des Drummond, Henderson Gill, Robbie Paul

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May be a controversial one but George Burgess in his first few seasons at Souths (2013 & 2014).  He was so explosive with the ball in his hands that you felt he was always going to make a break or scatter defenders (and score more than his fair share of tries).

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At Town , Paul Charlton , especially on kick returns , a lot of his tries were from these from deep in his own half .Ian wright  fast and strong . As for other Teams , Martin Offiah all day long .

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1 hour ago, ivans82 said:

At Town , Paul Charlton , especially on kick returns , a lot of his tries were from these from deep in his own half .Ian wright  fast and strong . As for other Teams , Martin Offiah all day long .

Charlton is mentioned often in thread.  Certainly a cracking player.

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JFormer French half back and five eighth Maxime Greseque. He was a huge success at Featherstone in 2004, and deserved a Super League contract. The chairman of Catalans, Bernard Guasch, wanted to sign Maxime in 2006, but Maxime’s father Ivan, who as a player was a fierce rival with Bernard Guasch for the French half back selection, jealously and selfishly prevented his son from signing with Catalans. Maxime Greseque’s form was a bit uneven, but on his day he was mesmerising. 

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