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best centre pairing you have ever seen play footy

Discussion in 'NRL' started by blue bags, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. blue bags

    blue bags Juniors

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    newcsatle knights has had some really good centres

    Jamie Ainscough, Matt Gidley, Mark Hughes, Owen Craigie, Tony Kemp

    the centre pairing of GIDLEY, HUGHES was really special
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Probably Louis & Darren Senter.
     
  3. The Quest For Glory

    The Quest For Glory Juniors

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    Good call but Fawcett and Muchmore for me
     
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    Terry Hill and Craig Innes
    Brad Izzard and Brad Fittler
    Andrew Ettingshausen and Russell Richardson
    Andy Currier and Tim Brasher
     
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    Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Shaun Kenny-Dowall
     
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    Can't go past the Dragons Oops and Spaz.

    Gaz could make anything happen with the show and go.

    Coops the best defensive player I've ever seen.
     
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    I've been watching rugby league since 1968 and the best centre pairing I have seen would have to be Mal Meninga and Gene Miles.
     
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  8. blue bags

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    some of the best, Chris close, gene miles aswell. KENNY, MILES
    you beat me to it, hill, innes, very fast, played and won a GF
    panthers izzard, fittler classic duo, GF
    we all know about the sharks duo, lethal
    currier, brasher, GF
     
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    Yorrick Hunt Juniors

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    Outstanding pairing. Brass had silky smooth ball skills and solid defence. Harris was speed and power.

    About the only pair who could match them in the day were Bob Fulton and Ray Branighan who don't seem to have had a mention in this thread.

    There are 5 premierships between that lot. Although I believe Harris missed the 1975 Grand Final with injury and Branighan similarly missed the 1976 Grand Final. I'd still give them credit toward the premierships in those years due to their influence during the season.
     
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    It's funny , I was racking my brain trying to think who partnered Bozo in the centres in the early 70s, even though I watched the highlights of the 1972 GF not long ago and Ray Branigan played centre that day, I Just seem to remember playing on the wing later in his career more. Yes agree with your summation of Brass and Harris, Harris was like a runaway freight train once he got going.
     
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    Was too young (only in replay), but my father still claims it to this day. I have no reason to disagree given they were actual centre pairings ie. inside/outside rather than left/right.

    Personally, the best “pair” I have seen is McGaw/Ettingshausen.
     
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    Gene miles and Brett French
     
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    centres aren't paired any more. Question should be rephrased - best centre/winger pairing you have every seen play footy.
     
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    Mal Meninga & Laurie Daley, get the dogs on whole chooks!
     
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    Showing my age here but agree hole heartedly with Brass and Harris.
     
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    Except Brendan Elliot
     
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    myrrh ken First Grade

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    Must agree...
    Ina/Vagina...
    great memories
     

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