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For those of us who played the game but didn't rise to the ranks of international stardom (or even for those who didn't get a chance to play the game).

Which player would you have been most like if you had reached the top?

Personally I will go for Andy Platt. we are a similar size and build - 5' 10" and stocky (around 16st playing weight).  Like Platt, I played front or second row and I really liked the way he played the game as he had a terrific engine and was a class player.

(No exaggerations please, let's have some self reflection and not a hundred Ellery Hanley's!)

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As a young un I was slight but fast and a sprinter  at school so someone like that . Keep out of the way , don’t do any tackling and run as fast as hell in a straight line away from anyone trying to tackle me .

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I wanted to be Neil Fox, couldn't kick, not much of a passer, could tackle like a demon.  Not much chance then ??   Played no 11 at RL then no 6,7&8 at Union.

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Menzies. I was a bit of a try scoring back rower when I was younger and really admired Menzies when I saw him in the mid-late 90s. I tried to run like him, watched him all the time and even wrote a letter to him! Similar attributes too: fast, rangy back rower with a bit of skill but not keen on defence and certainly last into a fight.

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Keith Fielding

Paul Topping

Paul Charlton

Eric Grothe snr. - just for the beard.

I was fast, 11.02 for 100m, but I didnt have a side step, I didnt have bulk (72kg max at 185cm)

I could tackle hard, and catch a high ball, which is why I moved from wing to full back at Irlam, and when I moved to Ealing, I advertised myself as a 1-5 player, I ended up as an attacking full back / 2nd rower! & accidental goal kicker.

Which I enjoyed.

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When I played at a decent Level, I was compared regularly to Steve Gibson. I wasn't that quick, but was always a good defender and at 6ft 3 and 14 st, ran like a 2nd rower and good under a high ball. Moving from Centre to Full Back at 16 was the best move I made.

Played with and against Andy Farrell since the age of 9 and loved snotting him as a kid. Fair play to him though, he was always going to Captain his Country. He was always a winner (even when Orrell lost to us )The rest is history !

Getting under 17st now would take a miracle !

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