2003 Rookie of the Year

Discussion in 'NRL' started by PJ Marshal, Sep 6, 2003.

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Who do you think is the NRL's Rookie of 2003

  1. Billy Slater

    39.4%
  2. Michael Witt

    3.0%
  3. Brett Firman

    22.7%
  4. Ben Harris

    1.5%
  5. Benji Marshall

    27.3%
  6. Joel Clinton

    1.5%
  7. Kurt Gidley

    1.5%
  8. Joel Monoghan

    3.0%
  1. PJ Marshal

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    Who do you think was the best discovery of 2003?

    im bias i think Michael Witt :D
     
  2. southern warrior

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    you have four non rookies in that list

    Ben Harris
    Joel Clinton
    Kurt Gidley
    Joel Monaghan
     
  3. miccle

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    Firman fo' sure.
     
  4. Mad Dogg

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    Was this Cameron Smith's first year? If so, he has to be on the list. I went for Firman, just ahead of Smith and Slater.
     
  5. Alan Shore

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    I'd vote Smith if he was there. He only played one game in 2002, so he counts.
     
  6. Anonymous

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    This has to be the worst rookie of the year poll ever. Rookie of the year polls should actually have rookies in them. Kurt Gidley :lol:
     
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  7. ball boy

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    joel monaghan isnt a rookie but ill still vote 4 him
     
  8. PARRA_FAN

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    Kurt Gidley and Joel Monaghan made their debut in 2001. And Clinton and Harris made their debut in 2002. So how could you work out those players as rookies? :?

    Players like Luke Covell, Cameron Smith wouldve been better rookies.
     
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    Jason Bulgarelli! This is his first year even if he is 27!
     
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  10. aqua_duck

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    I'd go for Firman for sure, although if Benji Marshall had played more games, who knows. I don't really rate Billy Slater, he's got abit of pace and abit of footwork but there have been plenty of players like that who have come to nothing, eg Brad Watts. In 5 years time Firman will be recognised as a better player than Slater without doubt.
     
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  11. Bobby DIGital

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    Yeah Joely Monas is not a rookie. I think we've only blooded 3 rookies this year, Ben "Terminator" Cross, Mick "Get Outta My" Weyman & Jason "I Gotta Big" Bulgarelli. I could be missing someone, but to my recollection thats the only 3 we've chucked in this season. I think next year you'll see a plethora of good new Canberra rookies with all of our lower grade sides doing very well. Names like Marshall "Blackboard" Chalk, Matty Gaffa, Terry "Jr" Campese, Allan Rothery etc etc.

    I'm working overtime to think of new nicknames for these kids. 8)
     
  12. Dougie

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    Brett Firman by the length of the straight....has been a standout in a Dragons lineup devout of most of its stars for most of the year....

    Billy Slater a close second
     
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    Cameron Smith for mine, who was the only rookie (afaik) to gain Origin selection. He's a big reason the Storm have been so much more consistent this year.

    Shame I can't actually vote for him, isn't it?
     
  14. Razor

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    Smith isn't a rookie. He played 2 games last year. But if he was a rookie, yes it would be him.
     
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    What ever happened to Brett Firman?

    Is he still a card carrying member of the Communist Party?
     
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  16. Mr Saab

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    It is funny when people compare players....hindsight for the win
     
  17. BIKER_DRAGON

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    Saab one thing you gota remember man if it quacks it's a duck.:lol:
     
  18. Goldthorpe

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    :crazy:

    Haha

    Recent Rookie of the Year Winners
    2004: Karmichael Hunt [Broncos]
    2005: Tim Smith [Eels] beat Greg Inglis [Storm]
    2006: Jarryd Hayne [Eels]
    2007: Israel Folau [Storm]
    2008: Chris Sandow [Rabbitohs]
    2009: Jamal Idris [Bulldogs]
     
  19. BIKER_DRAGON

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    Reading this thread is like reading the secrets act 30 years after the fact.
     
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  20. bartman

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    With hindsight, that's the greatest travesty in recent times... :crazy:

    Although I reckon Sandow and Idris will be all but forgotten in 5 years too.
     

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