Who were you surprised never made it?

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  1. bad boy bubby

    bad boy bubby First Grade

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    Kenny disposed of Lewis as 5/8th for Australia in 1982.
    Lewis was the incumbent but Kenny was preferred for the Ashes tour against Great Britain with Lewis demoted to the bench.
    Both were great players but to put Kenny in such a lame light is just plain wrong.
     
  2. Rhino_NQ

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    Masoe could have had a moimoi like career in the nrl, still caused havoc in the ESL but isn't quite the same, shame he got injured straight after he got off the plane to the dragons to have another decent dig
     
  3. Life's Good

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    I liked this part. Then unliked it so I could like it again. Kenny was a champion.
     
  4. horrie hastings

    horrie hastings Juniors

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    I remember a game up at Carrara against the Gold Coast in 1997 where Damien Mostyn ousted Ivan Cleary from fullback to the wing for the Roosters, that only lasted for that one game.
     
  5. Cockadoodledoo

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    He did injure his knee during the game and was out for a month afterwards.
     
  6. Cockadoodledoo

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    Mose had some success at NRL level but had the potential to be one of the best frontrowers in the game. He was just too lazy a trainer.
     
  7. 9701

    9701 First Grade

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    Kid called Kayln Ponga, He burst onto the scene in 2018 ended up playing one game of origin was close to leading the dally M player of the year, he then pulled a hamstring, since his return the Knights haven't won a game and he has been just above average :(
     
  8. Perth Red

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    Alfie langer, at international test level. From my distant memory he always lost the first game against GB and was dropped fr Stuart for games 2&3 which they won.
     
  9. carcharias

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    I’m with you
    If he gets Dally M fullback I’ll spew.
    Rigged
    Even rookie is debatable.
    Is he a rookie?
     
  10. bad boy bubby

    bad boy bubby First Grade

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    Not eligible mate.
    Played last year and the year before for the Cowboys
     
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  11. Vic Mackey

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    Mostyn getting done selling drugs to undercover cops directly outside Hurstville Polics Station tells you everything you needed to know about his intelligence
     
  12. Tiger5150

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    For mine Sticky was a better half than Langer. In my time the only better passing & kicking game Ive seen was Johns.

    Which reminds me a of a Balmain player I was surprised didnt make it. Brian Smith. Union halfback that Alan Jones sacked Gary Freeman for. Smithy genuinely had a passing game and kicking game to rival Johns & Stuart, but I dont think he was big on contact.
     
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    Jordan Rankin
    Nick Parfitt
    Antonio Kaufusi
    Kevin Gordon
    John Kite
    Brad Watts
    Kane Evans
     
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    The halfback Jeremy Smith. Was a gun in reserve grade but very poor in first grade.
     
  15. Leigh Howlett

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    From the Wests Tigers players that scored on debut and faded into obscurity - Jackson Kaufusi, Ahmad Bajouri, Hassan Saleh, Willie Mataka & Rocky Trimarchi.
     
  16. King hit

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    You know Stuart won 4/5 Origin series against Langer outpointing him in several games as well. Something that Queenslanders will never admit to.
     
  17. horrie hastings

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    Would explain why he only Made 2 first grade appearances at Easts.
     
  18. horrie hastings

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    Yep, that’s what playing for Souths will do to you. Honestly I can remember the raps on the kid when he was young and he was on the bench for Easts against Illawarra in 1997 and he made the starting 13 against the Gold Coast the following week, I had forgotten he was injured in that game but I lost track of him after that, I do remember the drug incident happened when he was South Sydney quite a few years later.
     
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  19. Vic Mackey

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    Yeah he was playing first grade whilst still in high school. Just another example that it doesn’t mater how much talent you have if you’re an idiot
     
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  20. Life's Good

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    The Dragons in 2018.
     

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