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Thurston

Discussion in 'NRL' started by MysteryGirl, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. MysteryGirl

    MysteryGirl First Grade

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    Anyone know the stats on how many players have won consecutive Grand Finals with different clubs?

    If the Cowboys win next week, Thurston would join a fairly elite club, I'd imagine.
     
  2. Enoughsaid

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    Thurston would be the first player in 30 yrs to do it..if the cowboys win
     
  3. Carlito

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    off the top of my head, lazarus?
     
  4. League is Footy

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    no. he played for canberra in 91 (lost grand final v penrith) then brisbane wiining gf in 1992.

    broncos in 1997 (superleague) storm 1999 win.
     
  5. CouldaBeenAnything

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    Lazzo wouldn't have done it in consecutive years...Canberra lost in 91, he then went to Brisbane in 92.
     
  6. aussies1st

    aussies1st Moderator Staff Member

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    If only we could see Thurston move to a side like the bunnys and see if he can get them to the Grand finals. :D
     
  7. Canterbury

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    Thurston is the difference - has taken the cowboys one game better then what they were last year.

    I'd love to see him win back to back comps.
     
  8. SpaceMonkey

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    It would be the stuff of Legend, especially with the Dally M win proving how important he is to his team's efforts.
     
  9. Canterbury

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    imagine in a space of two years:

    back to back premierships, dally m medal, clive churchill medal, playing for your state and playing for your country

    the only thing left for him to accomplish would be a world club challenge.
     
  10. Willow

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    Harry Bath won 'consecutive' Sydney Grand Finals with Balmain (1946-47) and St George (1957-59). They were years apart but he wasn't in the country for the years in between, so they were consecutive premierships for him.
    Sort of like a hat trick over two innings.
    He also won the UK comp with Warrington.

    MG, off the top of my head I don't know of a player who fits the bill exactly. But in 97 years of competition, you'd have to think there'd be at least one other.

    Paul's RL tables might know.
     
  11. Cockadoodledoo

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    Channel 9 said he would be the first to do it in 30 years, however.. 30 years ago was 1975.. The Roosters won that Grand Final.. As the Roosters won also in 1974, I am not sure how it is possible..
     
  12. Willow

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    In terms of seasons, 1976 was 30 years ago.
     
  13. Saint 60

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    Steve Edge won with Saints in 77 and 79
    then won with Parramatta in 81 to 84 from memmory

    best i can do - sos
     
  14. kickback

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    71-72 season in the Courier-mail last wednessday or thursday, by David Middleton>

    2 players moved from souths to manly>> check the dates but im pretty sure
     
  15. mightybears

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    per what kickback said:
    ray branighan and john o'neill [souths 71 then manly 72]
     
  16. nqboy

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    Johnny Mayes was another, not sure what years or clubs. And I think I read there was one other but can't remember the name.
     
  17. Cockadoodledoo

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    30 seasons, 29 years..
     
  18. Willow

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    Depends on which reference they're using. An old debate.
     

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