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Duncan Smith

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Sporting polygamist who supports two rugby league teams, the Bulldogs and the Storm. (The 2012 grand final was a nightmare.) Also a QPR tragic and a firm believer that Ian Chappell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s mid-70s Aussie cricket team can never be topped.

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It’s like comparing Glen McGrath to Dennis Lillee. One is a perfect machine, the other is slightly better and has more X factor!

A hypothetical: if Thurston signed with the Storm in 2005 and Cronk with the Cowboys, JT would have won a few more titles. But you also have to acknowledge Cronk for going to the Roosters and winning two premierships there.

Sorry universe, but Cooper Cronk is superior to Johnathan Thurston

Bulldogs should take him and Addo-Carr.

All hail the new kings of Melbourne

I don’t think these boys will surpass the old Big Three (impossible) but if they stay fit and healthy, they give Melbourne the chance to stay around the top four for at least the next five years, and hopefully a couple more premierships!

All hail the new kings of Melbourne

Good to see you doing an old team. I hope you do Newtown, Norths, Wests, etc too.

The Balmain Tigers' greatest ever team

What about the Dogs letting Thurston go? That was a minor error of judgment.

The forgotten players: Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

How could you forget Alan Wellington, who played two games for the club in 1935, and Jack Whitfield, who played one in 1937? Shame on you, Mr Beath!

The forgotten players: Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

ha ha

Grant's debut for the ages powers Maroons to memorable State of Origin series win

I reckon you’re right. Pretty handy players, aren’t they.

Six talking points from State of Origin Game 3

Don’t wanna be monday morning quarterback, but Papanhuyzen on the bench would have been handy!

So much for the NSW dynasty.

Six talking points from State of Origin Game 3

That aged well.

Cameron Munster will determine whether Queensland win Origin

He injured his groin with that silly putdown.

Xavier Coates to miss Origin decider with groin injury

If I recall, sonny, it were a ha’penny to get in and a farthing for a ‘match program’ such as it was i.e. a few sheets of paper glued together with the team lists crudely typed, and a few hand-drawn caricatures of the players. I kept that yellowing memento, and sole it to a mug named Middleton for 20 grand a few years back. That’s kept me in Johnny Walker ever since.

If you please, the mighty Bears won six games that year – I believe it were 1912 – and finished above Annandale and Wests, so niver mind yr slander, sir!

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

My memory’s not what it was, Bruce. After all, I am 109.

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

Matt Orford, Raiders legend, lost them a game in the 80th minute by knocking on at the scrum base.

The forgotten players: Canberra Raiders

I remember it like yesterday. I was a babe merely six months on this Earth, and my dear old mum and dad made the trek to North Sydney Oval. Dad wouldn’t me stay in the cot. “Get up son, you’re soft” he said. So I sat on those hard wooden benches they had in the stand in those days. It helped make me the man I am today.

Ten minutes into the second half, Messenger made a break up the left touchline, but was ankled tapped and went into touch. With a cry of scorn, I stood up on the bench and admonished him – “Go back to Paddington, Messenger, you fraud. You’re not fit to lace Dave Brown’s boots.”

He gave me a filthy look, but he knew it was true, so what could he say? The mighty Bears won 13-6 that afternoon. Good times.

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

I saw Messenger play. He was handy, but not a patch on Bob Fulton, who you left out of your Manly side.

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

Tedesco has played 60 for Easts, so what’s your problem?

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

I’d say two grand finals as the starting fullback should do it. So there’s my answer – two. If you want a serious answer, OK, 50 first grade games.

As you well know, Thurston came off the bench in the 2004 GF and played about ten minutes. He’s obviously a Cowboys player first and foremost.

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

Tedesco won two grand finals with the Roosters, and never played a single finals game with Wests. Tedesco is a Roosters player and their best fullback. Minichiello started his career as a winger, and also played that position for Australia when Lockyer was fullback.

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

Tedesco to fullback (doesn’t matter if he played more for Wests, his peak success is obviously at Easts), and Minichiello to wing instead of Tupou.

The Sydney Roosters' greatest NRL team

Terry Wickey is the only card missing from my full 1977 set. I’ll offer you $2000 for him, take it or leave it.

The forgotten players: Penrith Panthers

Where’s Gary Allsopp, the legend?

The forgotten players: Penrith Panthers

I want to see more players from the golden era of 1967-74.

The forgotten players: Penrith Panthers

Couldn’t make first grade with the Dogs, makes Souths all-time team. Thanks Des Hasler for letting Damien Cook go!

South Sydney’s greatest NRL team

I agree with you, Cameron.

Xavier Coates' try in Origin 2 was spectacular and totally unnecessary