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With the rain predicted I think Cleary certainly has the edge over Hughes with his kicking game being exceptional this year. But I think with Smith running the show for the Storm they will get up and send him out a winner.

Cameron Smith becomes the GOAT if Storm clear Panther challenge

Gotta be El magic. What a kicker he was

You don't have to like him, but you do have to admit Cameron Smith is rugby league's greatest ever

Thanks Tim. I’m a Souths fan and NSW fan. I have watched Smith et al cause me immense pain in the rugby league realm But I absolutely love watching Smith play. His calm nature belies a fierce competitor. I will be sad when he hangs up the boots. And feel so fortunate to have watched him play.

On another note, I always love your articles and thoroughly enjoyed your spots on the Game of Codes podcast so thank you. Have you ever written any books? I’d love to get my hands them if so. 👍

You don't have to like him, but you do have to admit Cameron Smith is rugby league's greatest ever

Don’t forget Hansen has picked him as well. We all know he knows zilch about rugby and definitely panders to what RA want as well.

VOTE: Who should Dave Rennie in his Bledisloe 3 Wallabies team?

I can’t believe Furner only played one test! I could’ve sworn he was a regular! Matt Bowen should’ve definitely played more! As well as Carney, he could’ve been anything but just couldn’t sort himself out. Great article as always Barry. Cheers mate

Rugby league's one-Test wonders

I would count England as “top opponents” and he did well against them at the RWC last year.

Bold Bledisloe selection calls prove the Wallabies are in excellent hands

I could not get over how big his arms were in the AB shirt! He worries me for sure

All Blacks make raft of changes for Eden Park Bledisloe showdown

Great article. I think emotion tends to take over in this debate, similar to the Messi V Rondaldo debate in football. FWIW MJ is the clear GOAT for me but LeBron is an absolute freak and someone who is an undeniable talent but MJ’s defensive record is what sets him apart. Both brilliant players and I’m thankful I got/get to watch both of them.

What does LeBron's Lakers title mean for the GOAT debate?

Great article and some fantastic comments. Glad that they have remained civil. I agree with a lot of what you’ve said about the games being too different. I always think the two best coverts for mine have been Brad Thorn, played for the best in both codes and Jason Robinson who was one of my favourite ever players.
I remember Joey Johns talking about potentially going around 04/05 and he was going to but the deal fell through. Of the current crop, I’d think Cameron Smith would have been an amazing fly half in rugby and Cooper Cronk as a scrum half. Both brilliant players. 👍

Will there ever be another Aussie dual code international?

My mate played with Walker at the Brumbies and he said exactly that. Would do the most amazing things at training leaving everyone else in awe.

Will there ever be another Aussie dual code international?

Nick White kicked a crucial penalty that night too.

How Dave Rennie’s Wallabies moved on from Cheika-ball at the Cake Tin

Nice work mate. Definiely understand the bond of watching/discussing rugby with your old man. I hope you have sent him your article as well!

How the Bledisloe gave me back an old friend

Quite clearly a troll account.

Drop-goals, debutants and an impending All Black bounceback: Five talking points from Bledisloe 1

As a Souths fan I feel exactly the same way about Murray. However, Tapine is sensational one of, if not the most improved player in the league.

Six talking points from the NRL semi-finals

Never saw him play unfortunately so was ineligible.

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Definitely Tahs bias then. Gee Rocky was good for a period then. I remember O’Driscoll saying he was one of the best players he ever played with.

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Fair enough. Obviously never met the bloke but just thought he was great player!

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Just remembered that Cheika coached Leinster too! Definitely Tahs bias in Ireland as well!

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Healy was brilliant. Interesting call about O’Brien, I never thought about that side of it. I taught a kid in U.K who sat next to him on a plan and said that he just could not get over the size of chest. Surprised the seatbelt even fit!

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Thanks for the comment. Will have to check out a few of these names as they were before my time.
Where were you born in Ireland?

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Tommy Bowe was a brilliant player and excellent call on D’arcy. I can’t believe that about Heaslip, he is a sensational player! Does Ireland suffer the same syndrome of Australia with bias (real or imagined) towards certain provinces?

My five favourite Irish players of all time

O’Gara was quality. Such a calming influence on a team. Was very close to making it.

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Thanks Jez. I remember Gleeson! Did he play for the Rats? You realise you will be accused of Tahs bias with that comment! 😂

My five favourite Irish players of all time

What a player he was!

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Always thought he seemed like a top bloke. Great story!

My five favourite Irish players of all time