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  1. Beavers Headgear

    Beavers Headgear First Grade

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    Have seen this going around so thought I’d chuck it on here too

    Name your favourite player from each club. Be it any era of your life time.
    Just follow my lead.

    Brisbane Broncos : Steve Renouf

    Canberra Raiders : Brett Mullins

    Canterbury Bulldogs : Mark O’Meley

    Cronulla Sharks : Andrew Ettingshausen

    Eastern suburbs/Sydney City: Brad Fittler

    Gold coast Titans: Preston Campbell

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles : Cliff Lyons

    Melbourne Storm : Glenn Lazarus

    Newcastle knights : Andrew Johns

    North Queensland cowboys : Matt Bowen

    New Zealand Warriors : Stacey Jones

    Parramatta Eels : Jamie Lyon

    Penrith Panthers : Mark Geyer

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Sam Burgess

    St George dragons : Mark Gasnier

    West Tigers : Benji Marshall

    And if you go back far enough

    Illawarra Steelers : Rod Wishart

    Balmain Tigers : Paul Sironen

    West’s Magpies : David Gillespie

    North Sydney Bears : Mario Fenech
     
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    Fufu Andronez First Grade

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    Brisbane Broncos : Tonie Carroll

    Canberra Raiders : Ruben Wiki

    Canterbury Bulldogs : Sonny Bill Williams

    Cronulla Sharks : Preston Campbell

    Eastern suburbs/Sydney City: Adrian Morley

    Gold coast Titans: Kevin Gordon

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles : Ben Kennedy

    Melbourne Storm : Marcus Bai

    Newcastle knights : Timana Tahu

    North Queensland cowboys : Matt Bowen

    New Zealand Warriors : Iafeta Paleasina

    Parramatta Eels : Fui Fui Moi Moi

    Penrith Panthers : Tony Puletua

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Greg Inglis

    St George dragons : Nathan Blacklock

    West Tigers
    : Benji Marshall
     
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    Blair First Grade

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    I recall when Tallis gave that brutal, over the top, hiding to that Penrith player it was Puletua who stopped him. Either Tallis was all punched-out or he simply wasn't having a go at Tony.

    As for my favourites, they are strictly 'of the time'. For example, as the years have passed, I think Whizz Freeman was a dirty player. I still like him though.

    Brisbane Broncos: Paul Hauff

    Canberra Raiders: Brent Todd

    Canterbury Bulldogs: Jarrod McCraken

    Cronulla Sharks: Kurt Sorenson

    Eastern Suburbs/Sydney City: Gavin Miller

    Gold Coast Titans: Brent Todd

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles: Hoppa

    Melbourne Storm: Glenn Lazarus

    Newcastle Knights: Sam Stewart

    North Queensland Cowboys: Jake Granville

    North Sydney Bears: Mark Graham

    New Zealand Warriors: It has to be Manu.

    Parramatta Eels: Eric Grothe Sr.

    Penrith Panthers: Mark Geyer

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Craig Coleman

    St George Dragons: Rod Wishart

    Wests Tigers
    : Gary Freeman

    I treated merged clubs, and replacement clubs (i.e. the Gold Coast), as one and the same.

    Any Kiwi rated highly back in the day! Hence 'Toddy' at the Raiders and Gold Coast.
     
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    Blair First Grade

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    The defunct clubs of the modern (NRL/Super League) era:

    Western Reds.
    South Queensland Crushers
    Hunter Mariners.

    Any more?
     
  5. Beavers Headgear

    Beavers Headgear First Grade

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    Adelaide Rams
     
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    Brisbane Broncos :Sam Backo

    Canberra Raiders : Chicka Ferguson

    Canterbury Bulldogs : Andrew Ryan

    Cronulla Sharks : Andrew Ettingshausen

    Eastern suburbs/Sydney City: Craig Salvitori

    Gold coast Titans: Scott Prince

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles : Darrel Williams

    Melbourne Storm : Glenn Lazarus

    Newcastle knights : Paul Harrigon

    North Queensland cowboys : Jonathan Thurston

    New Zealand Warriors : Manu Vatuvei

    Parramatta Eels :peter Johnstone. (some of his hits were friggen huge...and proper tackles)

    Penrith Panthers : Brad Fitler

    South Sydney Rabbitohs:Bruce Longbottom

    St George dragons : Matt Cooper

    West Tigers : Keith Galloway

    And if you go back far enough


    Illawarra Steelers : Anthony Mcindoe

    Balmain Tigers : Paul Sironen

    West’s Magpies : Jason Taylor

    North Sydney Bears : Gary Larson
     
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    Gold coast giants
    Gold Coast Chargers
    Gold coast Seagulls
    Glebe
     
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    Newtown Jets
     
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    Brisbane Broncos : Steve Renouf

    Canberra Raiders : Noa Nadruku

    Canterbury Bulldogs : Daryl Brohman

    Cronulla Sharks : Kurt Sorensen

    Eastern suburbs/Sydney City: Roger Tuivasa Sheck

    Gold coast Titans: David Mead

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles : Craig Innes

    Melbourne Storm : Marcus Bai

    Newcastle knights : Paul Harragon

    North Queensland cowboys : Matt Bowen

    New Zealand Warriors : Ali

    Parramatta Eels : Eric Grothe Sr

    Penrith Panthers : Brad Fittler

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Mario Fenech

    St George dragons : Nathan Blacklock

    West Tigers : Benji Marshall
     
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    Beavers Headgear First Grade

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    Some good names being thrown around so far, seems like plenty of names from the glory days of the Winfield Cup
     
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    Brisbane Broncos : Jamayne Isaako

    Canberra Raiders : Brett Mullins

    Canterbury Bulldogs : Nigel Vagana

    Cronulla Sharks : David Peachey

    Eastern Suburbs/Sydney City: Jared Warea Hargreaves

    Gold Coast Titans: Preston Campbell

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles : Kevin Iro

    Melbourne Storm : Matt Rua

    Newcastle Knights : Andrew Johns

    North Queensland cowboys : Jason Taumalolo

    New Zealand Warriors : Ali Lauititi

    Parramatta Eels : Fuifui Moimoi

    Penrith Panthers : Tony Puletua

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Isaac Luke

    St George dragons : Amos Roberts

    West Tigers : Taniela Tuiaki


    Loved Jeremy Smith, but found him hard to place.
     
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    Re Graham at Norths. He left in '88 to play in the UK. That was unfortunate, for him, the club and Kiwi league fans.

    Norths were outstanding during that superb Winfield Cup Era, late-80s/early-90s. Not only would Graham have played finals but he might've been the difference for Norths, who never quite made a GF during that time.
     
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    We can add North Sydney too, and tecnically, the Northern Eagles. I worked at North Sydney Oval (NSO) during their last year or two in first grade. Small crowds, poor results, a merger with Manly a sure thing.

    In hindsight, I should've taken some photos of those Bears' last days. NSO was a great ground, both in day and night.

    I was a casual GC fan throughout all those years of failure and rebranding. King Wally was there in '92, for that Seagulls launch. As was Rowdy Shearer. Two Maroons legends.

    I'm going to look at the Adelaide Rams roster now, I'm intrigued.
     
  14. Beavers Headgear

    Beavers Headgear First Grade

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    There is a classic clip of Tony Iro running 40m backwards to run out the clock in a game
     
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    Brisbane Broncos : Glenn Lazarus

    Canberra Raiders : Brad Clyde

    Canterbury Bulldogs : Paul Langmack David Gillespie

    Cronulla Sharks : Gavin MIller

    Eastern suburbs/Sydney City: Bryan Fletcher

    Gold coast Titans: Preston Campbell

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles : Ian Roberts/Michael O’Connor

    Melbourne Storm : Scott Hill

    Newcastle knights : Paul Harrigan

    North Queensland cowboys : Matt Bowen

    New Zealand Warriors : Steve Price

    Parramatta Eels : Brett Kenny/Peter Sterling

    Penrith Panthers : Mark Geyer/John Cartwright

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Mario Fenech/Les Davidson

    St George dragons : Mark Gasnier /Paul McGregor

    West Tigers : Robbie Farah



    Illawarra Steelers : Paul McGregor, Brett Rodwell

    Balmain Tigers : Paul Sironen/Steve Roach

    West’s Magpies : Steve Kearney

    North Sydney Bears : David Fairleigh/Gary Larson
     
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    Blair First Grade

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    Every time I read someone else's reply I often think to myself, 'maybe that player was my favourite, not the one I picked?'

    Price at the Warriors, for example. What a champion pick-up for us. I'm so glad he had crackingly good years there.
     
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    I tried to stick to 1, but couldn’t... not having Stacey, Mannering, Luck, Campion, Ali, Etc for the Warriors was weird, but I loved everything about Price, he was a champion in every sense
     
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    that early 90s Bears team was terrific, Fenech, Fairleigh, Larson, Moore, Florimo etc... just Penrith and Canberra, then Brisbane had a bit extra. Same with late 80s Souths, Fenech, Davidson, Boyle, Andrews, Roberts, Chisholm Colman, Blake... and the Dogs of War my favourite era tbh

    At full strength, something like Boyle, Fenech, Roberts, Chisholm, Davidson, Andrews... what a pack... bit then the Dogs had Kelly, hooker?, Tunks, Dunn, Gillespie and Langmack

    Always loved Perith though, perennial losers the signing Dunn, Clarke, Kelly and Mortimer to mentor their brilliant juniors. Geyer was a monster until the Ben Alexander tragedy
     
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    Agree, agree, agree. There was a sort of non-de script-looking winger for Norths at that time, average height and build, brown hair, wispy mustache. Beave has mentioned him a couple of times in the recent past. He was scoring tries at an alarming rate for the opposition.

    I can't help but make a direct comparison between Penrith's 1992 season and the Warriors' 2009. Both sides had outstanding seasons before, only to fade badly the following year. The key would be the tragic deaths of the young stars, Ben Alexander and Sonny Fai.

    Incidentally, I drove through the suburban intersection where the former died, every day for a year. I was just on my way to Mt Druitt TAFE (Polytech). There's a small plaque there but I never got close enough to find out who had died there. Only later, when I did some morbid research, did I realise that was the scene of the accident.
     
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    Beavers Headgear First Grade

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    David Hall would be the man you’re thinking of. Sad the Bears aren’t there anymore, they were the first footy jersey I got while at primary school. Unbelievable that they went back to back in 1921 and 1922 and never made another grand final. So many might have beens as well, think it was 1991 when Halligan kicked 0/5 and they got bundled out, and 1997 as well when Seers was in the clear to seal the game and Albert got him a few metres out. 1 of my favourite club game memories is Taylor knocking over a drop goal to end Brisbane’s reign in 94

    Going through the garage the last few days came across a DVD of “Big League, the Winfield Cup years” and also a 1991 year in review, keen to throw both of those in the player during the lockdown
     

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