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

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  1. Canard

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    Your talking about players that were graded a decade ago though.

    You're dreaming if you think Millennials are going to spend 3 years at state league level now
     
  2. roostersrule2

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    If that happens though no way they keep all of them, especially with the shambles of an organisation the Tigers are.

    They would have got maybe 1 year of that entire side together, and who knows if they would have kept form. Sometimes your career being cut down at its peak is better for your reputation even it shortens your career.
     
  3. Big Pete

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    I'm talking specifically about players who were given time to develop their game and weren't expected to be the top-flight half of their team. They could have played a game of first grade here or there, but they weren't THE guy like Brooks had to be in 2014.

    You'd be surprised at how many representative halves qualify.

    If the Tigers had their way, they would have avoided putting Brooks into that position and opted to back him in 2015.
     
  4. Big Pete

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    Imagine if they weren't though.
     
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    Couldn’t fault him at the Warriors. Had lost a bit of his spark and zip by that stage of his career but I thought in the rare chances he got he did a good job.
     
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    John Carlaw. Everyone spoke about Campion and Cleary and how they toughened up the Warriors and rightfully so, but John Carlaw got the job done well each and every time. He shut down some excellent attacking centres.

    Anthony Don. So very consistent and a stalwart for what has been at times a woefully inconsistent club.

    Lance Thompson. Probably a sentimental choice here but he was tough as boots with a touch of skill as well and yet because I guess of his size was never really seen as a rep option.

    Luke Davico. Held that Raiders pack together well with sheer workrate and grit.

    Robert Relf. Always felt he had a tough on class. Then again I was quite young back then but I liked him.
     
  7. Albert Rosenfeld

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    Tony Gigot was just a 22 year old kid when he joined the Cronulla squad. But he watched and studied Cronulla's first grade players and their techniques, and took his knowledge to a higher level in London, England, in France and in Super League.

    Tony Gigot has managed to score 40 tries in 91 games for the Catalans in Super League since 2015. Not bad for a man playing centre and fullback.
     
  8. gUt

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    Watching bits and pieces of the legends of league and it reminded me just how good Matt Bowen was (and still is). He could do it all. He might be my pick for most underrated player of the NRL era.
     
  9. gUt

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    Not to mention a first-grade standard hooker as well.
     
  10. King hit

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    You can’t be underrated when you’re rated by everyone
     
  11. SBD82

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    After the moltzen backflip, it's always enjoyable to be reminded of how shit his career turned out.
     
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    So underrated he couldn't crack firsts.
     
  14. King hit

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    He did have some stiff competition. Fitzgibbon, Ryan, Hindmarsh, Ricketson, Kennedy and Menzies were all going along when Thompson was at his best.
     
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    Deanno was a great player until he joined Rabbitohs. That f**ked him royally
     
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    John Sutton.....
     
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    Alot of people in here getting underrated and overrated mixed up
     
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    double - delete
     
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    Luke Burt should of been a origin regular
     

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