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Greatest 17 of the NRL era

Reflector

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Remember when Hodges stood over Grothe jnr flexing at him and Grothe just flogged him on the spot. Will never not be funny. With the no punching rule today Hodges would be absolute torture.
Remember the time Hodges waited until he was behind his team mates to start mouthing off at the other bloke and making threats?

Oh wait- there were so many occasions...
 

mongoose

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Hodges could cover centre, wing and fullback. His attacking ability is too great to ignore. I did consider To'o and should have him in honourable mentions, Tuivasa-Sheck is another.
 

Fangs

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Hodges could cover centre, wing and fullback. His attacking ability is too great to ignore. I did consider To'o and should have him in honourable mentions, Tuivasa-Sheck is another.

Hodges was very annoying from dummy-half. So telegraphed that he would run himself but would always beat the first marker and make metres out of the red zone.

Though this will always be my favourite moment:

 
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Remember the time Hodges waited until he was behind his team mates to start mouthing off at the other bloke and making threats?

Oh wait- there were so many occasions...
He’s the typical scrappy do, the guy who waits until the fight is broken up to start looking like he needs to be held back. I remember Casey Maguire making short work of him.
 

blue bags

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couldn't sleep last night so wrote down my greatest 17 on a notepad

1. Billy Slater (Storm)
2. Justin Hodges (Broncos)
3. Greg Inglis (Storm, Rabbitohs)
4. Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles)
5. Jarryd Hayne (Eels)
6. Darren Lockyer (Broncos)
7. Andrew Johns (Knights)
8. Shane Webcke (Broncos)
9. Cameron Smith (Storm)
10. James Fisher-Harris (Panthers)
11. Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs, Roosters)
12. Jason Taumololo (Cowboys)
13. Brad Fitler (Roosters)

14. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
15. Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs)
16. Petero Civoneceva (Broncos, Panthers)
17. Gordon Tallis (Broncos)

Coach: Wayne Bennett, Assistant: Craig Bellamy

Honorable mentions:

Paul Gallen
Jared Warea-Hargreaves
Cooper Cronk
Danny Buderus
Benji Marshal
Ruben Wiki
Brett Morris
Matt Scott
Steve Menzies
Wendell Sailor
Isaiah Yeo
Nathan Cleary
Luke Keary
James Tedesco
Luke Lewis
1 or 2 players on your list NO
Brad Thorn. Gets in your squad
And what about Latrell
 
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titoelcolombiano

First Grade
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Greatest 17 that aren't eligible for Australia...

1. RTS
2. Radradra... oh wait... Dom Young
3. Joey Manu
4. Herbie Farnworth
5. Manu Vatuvai
6. Benji Marshall
7. Stacey Jones
8. Fischer Harris
9. Isaac Luke
10. Rueben Wiki
11. Adrian Morley
12. SBW
13. Sam Burgess
 

Someguy

First Grade
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Greatest 17 that aren't eligible for Australia...

1. RTS
2. Radradra... oh wait... Dom Young
3. Joey Manu
4. Herbie Farnworth
5. Manu Vatuvai
6. Benji Marshall
7. Stacey Jones
8. Fischer Harris
9. Isaac Luke
10. Rueben Wiki
11. Adrian Morley
12. SBW
13. Sam Burgess

Finally Semi gets a mention. I put him above all wingers in the NRL era, no one before or since has the combination of power, agility and speed that he possessed.
 

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