Widdop at Fullback

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Mark D, Nov 12, 2017 at 10:32 PM.

  1. dragonssamy61

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    When he was interviewed after the french game .
    He said he was buggered because of all the extra running.
    If he was buggered in a easy game against the french .
    He would not get though a nrl game or season.
     
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    That is a good point.
     
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    At least WB tried it, we kept doing the same thing last year expecting better results. I would love to know Bennetts opinion on Widdop at FB in the NRL.
     
  4. Crush

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    Just had a look on Facebook at the post about widdop having a MOM performance against France. Funny how complimentary everyone's comments are compared to the forum.
    People saying widdop is a "multi positional super star!" "Our best signing since Michael O'Connor!"
    Give me a break.
     
  5. ouryear

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    Yeah, lol, like he has won us so many games with all that skill and talent.
    JT must be shaking in his boots.
     
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  6. ouryear

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    Anyway.... He looked a FAR FAR better number 1 than 6.

    Yep.... Move him there....he sure ain't no organiser or leader.... But as a number 1.....just maybe.

    Go with it.
     
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    Good on you Crush. About time someone called out this BS about Widdop.
    "Multi positional" bananas!
    I would be happy if he just did his job in our team consistently and professionally for 80 minutes.
    Forget all the super star tags and other rubbish.
    How can anyone get sexed up about one game against mediocre opposition?
    If Dufty had played FB against France he would have scored a hatful of tries.
    The real point is that Bennett dropped Widdop from the halves because he thought he had better options.
    That has got to be a worry and an indication of reality.
     
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    Bennett moved widdop to fb because its the best thing for his team england.
    They need to be able to score points against the better teams.
    So this way they have more attacking options on the field.
    That is what a good coach does what is best for the team.
     
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  10. ouryear

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    One hundred per cent right.

    And if Mary coached the Ausies vs France and others the Aussies would still win, making Mary a super coach like they say Mal is.

    Like you, I just wish widdop would perform for 80 mins week after week.

    I am amazed creeping even picked him in the team....surely there are better number 6S in the old dart

    Unless they are all playing soccer
     
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  12. ouryear

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    Probably is boring getsmarty......but not as boring as watching Widdop not know how to close out games, kick the ball into our own players backs and other players legs, run across field impersonating a crab, blame MiCrone for playing poorly, whimper to the ref instead of staring him down, and look like a deer in headlights at press conferences.

    He is Mary's bitch.

    Hopefully Hunt and Graham will rehabilitate him.
     
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    Widdop wins Player of the Year Medal
    Sun 17th September, 07:30PM
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    St George Illawarra Dragons Awards night at Doletone House , Pyrmont .Picture : Gregg Porteous

    St George Illawarra skipper Gareth Widdop has won the prestigious Dragons Player of the Year Medal at the annual presentation night on Sunday.

    The English international was duly selected by both his peers and the coaching staff following a season that saw him also selected as the RLPA Five-eighth of the Year.

    2017 recruit Paul Vaughan was also recognised for his outstanding season, taking home two awards in the Red V Members Player of the Year and the Geoff Selby Memorial Trophy.

    Selby was a hardworking and respected Dragon who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1989, with Vaughan – who will play in the Prime Minister's XIII clash against Papua New Guinea next week – awarded the honour for displaying characteristics of the award's namesake.

    Fellow recruit Cameron McInnes was awarded the Dragons Immortals Trophy, an award selected by the coaching staff in consideration with the Immortals criteria of demonstrating outstanding commitment and dedication in all aspects of rugby league.

    Reigning NRL Ken Stephen Medallist Joel Thompson won his third-straight Dragons Community Involvement Award for his tireless work in the community.

    Thompson also won the Mark Coyne Trophy for career development, with the back-rower currently studying a Diploma of Leadership and Management as well as him undertaking work experience in the juvenile justice system.

    Young Dragons back-rower Jackson Ford won the Paul McGregor Trophy as the Under-20s Player of the Year, while Luciano Leilua and Jack Payne took home the Illawarra Player of the Year and the Illawarra Coach's Award respectively.

    Dragons Player of the Year Medal Recipients:

    2017: Gareth Widdop
    2016:
    Tyson Frizell
    2015: Leeson Ah Mau
    2014: Ben Creagh
    2013: Trent Merrin
    2012: Brett Morris
    2011: Jason Nightingale
    2010: Ben Creagh
    2009: Ben Creagh
    2008: Jason Ryles
    2007: Ben Creagh
    2006: Mark Gasnier and Jason Ryles
    2005: Luke Bailey
    2004: Mathew Head
    2003: Ben Hornby
    2002: Shaun Timmins
    2001: Jason Ryles
    2000: Trent Barrett
    1999: Jamie Ainscough

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/09/17/widdop_wins_player_o.html
     
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    Gareth Widdop wins St George Illawarra Dragons top award
    After missing out on finals and finishing second in the NRL’s top pointscorer race, St George Illawarra captain Gareth Widdop was awarded the club’s individual prize, winning the Dragons Medal on Sunday night.

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    All smiles: Dragons captain Gareth Widdop won the club's top individual prize during a ceremony on Sunday night. Picture: Sylvia Liber

    Widdop finished with 191 points for the campaign, only behind Penrith’s Nathan Cleary.

    Ben Hornby, Mark Gasnier, Jason Ryles and Ben Creagh are among the other recent Dragons Medal winners.

    Paul Vaughan was also among the award winners, taking out the members player of the year prize and the Geoff Selby Memorial Trophy in recognition for his outstanding performance.

    Vaughan, Tyson Frizell and departing centre Josh Dugan will play for the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII next week.

    Reigning NRL Ken Stephen Medallist Joel Thompson won his third-straight Dragons Community Involvement Award for his tireless work in the community.

    Thompson also won the Mark Coyne Trophy for career development, with the back-rower currently studying a Diploma of Leadership and Management as well as him undertaking work experience in the juvenile justice system.

    Back-rower Jackson Ford won the Paul McGregor Trophy as the Under 20s player of the year, while Luciano Leilua received the NSW Premiership award.

    DRAGONS MEDAL
    St George Illawarra best individual player honour roll

    2017: Gareth Widdop

    2016: Tyson Frizell

    2015: Leeson Ah Mau

    2014: Ben Creagh

    2013: Trent Merrin

    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4929190/widdop-takes-out-top-award/
     
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    St George Illawarra Dragons and England international half-back Gareth Widdop has been named the NRL’s Five-Eighth of the Year.

    The Dragons star was awarded the accolade for the first time in his career last night and also finished third in the running for the Dally M Medal behind winner Cameron Smith.

    Widdop, who’s in his fourth season with the Dragons after making the switch from Melbourne Storm, was also crowned St George’s Player of the Year recently.

    The 28-year-old scored 10 tries in 2017 and notched 18 assists for his Dragons team-mates.

    Gareth Widdop capping off a stellar 2017 season with being selected #DallyM ‘Five-eighth of the Year’! Congrats Gareth! #redv pic.twitter.com/DQI3IRAjhU

    — The Dragons (@NRL_Dragons) September 27, 2017
    Widdop will line up against England team-mate Scott Taylor in February 2018 when the Black and Whites face the Dragons as part of a historic double header at ANZ Stadium, which also sees Wigan Warriors lock horns with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    The back-to-back Challenge Cup holders will take on the Warriors a week prior to the double header in the first Super League game played outside of Europe at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.

    Tickets and official tour packages for the historic trip to New South Wales in February 2018 are on sale now.

    Tickets are on general sale and you can purchase them for the Super League clash against Wigan Warriors in Wollongong by clicking here

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    http://www.hullfc.com/news/2017-09-28-widdop-named-nrl-five-eighth-of-the-year



     
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    RLPA Awards

    The Players’s Dream Team
    • 2017 James Tedesco, Jordan Rapana, Konrad Hurrell, Dane Gagai, David Nofoaluma, Gareth Widdop, Nathan Cleary, Aaron Woods, Cameron Smith, David Klemmer, Jason Taumalolo, Wade Graham, Sam Burgess

      https://www.rlpa.com.au/rlpa-awards/#dreamteam
     
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  19. rasaint

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    My view of Gareth is that he is a top class player and I'm glad he is playing for us.

    No I don't call him a 'super star' ( say at the standing of JT, BIlly Slater, Cam Smith, Milford Inglis when not injured. As exemples) but he is a really good acquisition.

    . Sniff a try and backs up with great timing. Can score a try with a bit of work to do.
    . Intercept specialist and never seen him run down from behind even 90 metres out.
    . Throws a sublime cut out pass to the left. Yes shanks the odd one but most are pearls.
    . Defends stoutly and well.
    . A competent goal kicker and general field position
    . Yes, sometimes tries too hard and crabs but at least asks the question looking for a gap.
    . Basically has a go. Still remember him run out against Bulldogs with the worlds most heavily strapped leg 2015 semi? Dived on loose balls with dogs forwards pounding him; got ticker.

    I do not care where he plays 5/8 or fullback but great to have him in the team.
     
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    Well said..its nice to hear a measured and well reasoned response as opposed to some of the dribble on here.
     
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