Your five most underrated players of the NRL era (1998-2018)

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  1. Albert Rosenfeld

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    This is a difficult task. But I consider the following players were heavily underrated because they were from the northern hemisphere:

    1. Remi Casty - Sydney Roosters (2018 Challenge Cup winning captain, NRL 2 try scorer)
    2. Benjamin Garcia - Penrith Panthers (2018 Challenge Cup winning second rower)
    3. Sam Tomkins - NZ Warriors (2018 Super League Grand Final winner)
    4. Joe Burgess - Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs (multiple try scorer for Sydney Roosters, South Sydney, and Wigan)
    5. Tony Gigot - Cronulla Sharks (2018 Challenge Cup winning full back and Lance Todd trophy winner)
     
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    Definitely not Boyd Cordner.
     
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    1-Luke Lewis
    2-Brett Stewart
    3-Ben Kennedy
    4-Luke Priddis
    5-Leeson Ah Mau
     
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    This looks like the best list offered so far. These are players who have come from the northern hemisphere to the NRL with a good reputation, and subsequently left the NRL and made an even better reputation for themselves back in the northern hemisphere.

    For example Remi Casty, after an oustanding year for the Catalans, made the 2018 Super League Dream Team.
     
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    You sound a bit tongue in cheek.
     
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    ^reported
     
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    Tony gigot was absolutely amazing in the zero games he played for the sharks.
     
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    The most underrated players of all. The super subs:

    Dean Widders
    Rod Jensen
    Greg Eastwood
    Sid Domic
    Craig Wing
     
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    Paul Kent 1 hit wonder
     
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    Underrated by Chris Anderson - Preston Campbell.
     
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    Nathan Blacklock.

    He was never even given a NSW jersey. Top try scorer 2 years in a row.
     
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    Blacklock was good, just not great. I mean how many players who have finished as top try scorer didn't earn representative honours? Quite a few I dare say. Blacklock was an "old school" winger in that he was more of a finisher, and when he was at the height of his talents was at the time when the role of winger was changing due to guys like Sailor and Tuqiri where wingers were expected to be more than finishers.
     
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