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matth

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Life Long Brisbane Rugby League supporter, first Redcliffe and now Broncos. also a mad cricket follower and casual everything else follower.

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I might put up a pick your top eight and then release mine, something like that

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

And he said it when they’ve won the game, so he couldn’t be accused of sour grapes.

Bennett: Ruck speed has become the worst it has ever been

Thanks DP

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

You are correct!

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Thanks Chris

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Inglis was super wherever he played but in this team he can have most influence at fullback. I actually had some centre’s to choose from

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

True

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Good one, funny ‘cause it’s true

Disappointment continues as Storm’s forecasted decline nears decade without fruition

Hi Larry, I don’t remember coming across him I confess.
Wests Brisbane has a handy side in the mid 70’s I believe. I think one of that team actually make an alphabet side further on.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Maybe so. It’s amazing he scored all those tries playing for a weaker side. Imagine if he had played for St George or Souths.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

I think numbers 1 to 6 are more than handy, but their forwards are very light on.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Big call Stevo. Before my time so I’ll have to take your word for it.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Probably should have given him an honorable mention, although I tend to save it for rep players who miss out

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

By the way my lists so far to allow easy comparison is stuck in editing at the moment but I expect it will be released soon

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Fair call

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

I’d also say that no one ever measured a guy like Larry Corowa over 100 metres.

I think there are a couple of reasons for our sprinting stocks dropping away.
1. In the amateur world you could be a sprinter and play some football. These days you pretty much decide at 14 and specialise.
2. There is so much more money to be made in the football codes, our best natural athletes don’t necessarily do athletics. You’d have to be one hell of a sprinter to get rich in Australia. And there would only be one at a time.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Actually 2 now…

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

I loved the way Jason Smith played. The whole game slowed around him.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Yep that’s true. Can’t say I had any posters of the Ives brothers on my wall.

Funnily enough most of the others are of fairly recent vintage. Made it easier.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Which centre do you drop? Idris to provide bench impact?
Inskip had some good years at Wynnum, but GI will have more influence from fullback maybe and you want your best player heavily involved.
As for the halves, Ikin played a bit of 7 but really they are both five eighths so I’d be happy either way. I made Izzard 6 simply because he was the better runner of the ball (and better player I believe), so I just did his write up first!

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

Simply put wingers now are not built for out and out speed. They need bulk to bend the line from kick returns and to hold their line when going for the corner. There are still some speedsters of course but not to that level.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

The Iro’s were personality players too, as was Izzard for that matter. In fact this side has a lot of charisma. GI, Idris, Inu on the bench, and of course the fastest of them all.
There is nearly 400 club career tries in their first two names.
I doubt David Lord will be reading my articles anytime soon. Which is actually a shame because the old codger probably would have a few stories to add

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I

So why do you think you will get a bigger crowd by starting the lowest price at $30?

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

But the lowest prices now are what? Real question, pretty sure the ticketing prices are different here in Brisbane.

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

Very true

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds