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Barry Beath

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Recently retired, long time rugby league supporter and all-round sports fan. My playing days were characterised by a deceptive lack of pace, late tackles, and unexpected chip kicks coming off our own line.

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Some interesting thoughts there. If the Wolf Pack can work, no reason why Hawaii can’t.

Look abroad or risk being left behind

Tim, I was at the first game that Ryan played for Canterbury against St George in 1967 and he really showed the Dragons why they shouldn’t have let him go.

Had he stayed at the Dragons in 1967, I have no doubt that they would have notched up their 12th consecutive premiership.

My greatest club pack of forwards

I would have given the lot to Darius

NRL rule tweaks here to stay as Broncos pick up deserved spoon

Yes Terry, amazing how the size of players were then compared to now. Even guys like Kevin Ryan, John O’Neill and Bobby McCarthy wouldn’t be as big as most of the backs going around today, but I guess the difference is, they played the whole 80 minutes.

My greatest club pack of forwards

That he was, Terry, and had a good turn of speed to go with it.

My greatest club pack of forwards

I don’t think anyone really wanted to start Kevin Ryan up.

My greatest club pack of forwards

I do remember those days unfortunately.

The scrums then were an even bigger lottery than the bunker today.

My greatest club pack of forwards

Definitely not a pleasant sight Greg.

My greatest club pack of forwards

A great team, and a great underdog win in the grand final. I was on the Paddington Hill at the grand final and the Balmain pack certainly held their own. I thought John Spencer had a blinder.

My greatest club pack of forwards

Yep, and George Piggins

My greatest club pack of forwards

Good pack, all from the “good old days” except for Smith, who wouldn’t have survived in the game back then.

You’d need hooker like Elwyn Walters, Noel Kelly, Max Krillich or Ian Walsh to pack down with those guys.

My greatest club pack of forwards

Yes, a good player. Ended up at Manly.

My greatest club pack of forwards

Probably would have been better if he played for them

My greatest club pack of forwards

A great old style defender

My greatest club pack of forwards

Sounds about right.

My greatest club pack of forwards

Pretty much unbeatable.

My greatest club pack of forwards

Yes TB, they were on my short list.

Brad Thorn – what a player.

My greatest club pack of forwards

No doubt about that mate.

Only Cordner and JWH would come out after half time

My greatest club pack of forwards

He was a tough forward

My greatest club pack of forwards

A great pack Nat. Some absolute champions in Clyde, Lazarus and Walters, and Lance was a weapon in defence.

I think Bellamy was a reserve?

My greatest club pack of forwards

Resting Collins, Morris, Manu and Liu definitely backfired on the Roosters last week.

To get their mojo back, they’ll just have to get down in the trenches with their opposition now, rather than just wait for the opportunities to appear.

The Roosters' aura is fading

Two things:

1. The Roosters paid the price of resting both Morris and Manu from their right edge. This was an invitation to Souths to head there time after time, and both Aubo and Ikuvalu were found wanting with some very bad defensive reads.

2. Who was the genius that wanted to show Johnstone the door? Ian Milward doesn’t work for Souths does he?

Records tumble as Rabbitohs roast Roosters

I meant “Sattler”

My greatest club pack of forwards

Top notch packs there

My greatest club pack of forwards

Any one of those 6 would do. Settler?

My greatest club pack of forwards