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    Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Random on Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:00 pm

    50.Anthony Tupou (Sharks)
    49. Chris Thorman ( Eels)
    48. Braith Anasta ( tigers)
    47. Motu Tony ( Broncos)
    46. Bryan Fletcher (Souths)
    45. Ben Roberts ( Eels)
    44. Terry Hill (Tigers)
    43. Richard Villasanti ( Sharks)
    42. Tony Willams (Dogs)
    41. Tim Smith (Sharks )

    40. Leon Bott (Sharks)
    39. Joel Moon (Warriors)
    38. Willie Peters (Dragons)
    37. Richard Swain (Broncos)
    36. George Rose (Storm)
    35. Joel Galuvao (Souths)
    34. Mark Edmondson ( Roosters)
    33. Carl Webb (Eels)
    32. Josh Hannay (Sharks)
    31. Lee Mossop (Eels)

    30. Sam Harris (Tigers)
    29. Chase Stanley (Storm)
    28. Brett White (Raiders)
    27. Ryan O'Hara ( Tigers )
    26. Timana Tahu (Panthers)
    25. Shaun Berrigan ( Warriors)
    24. Denan Kemp (Warriors)
    23. Beau Henery (Knights)
    22. Brett Kimmorley (Northern Eagles)
    21. Darcy Lussick (Eels)

    20. Mark O'Meley (Roosters)
    19. Adam Macdougall (Souths)
    18. Jason Cayless (Tigers)
    17. Dane Nielsen ( Warriors)
    16. Shannon Hegarty (Souths)
    15. Jamal Idris (Titans)
    14. Justin Poore (Eels)
    13. John Hopoate (Tigers)
    12. Glenn Stewart (Souths)
    11. Darius Boyd (Knights)

    10. Craig Wing (Souths)
    9. Martin Kennedy (Broncos)
    8. Adam Dykes (Eels)
    7. Chris Walker (Souths)
    6. Chris Sandow (Eels)
    5. Ben Barba ( Broncos)
    4. Matt Orford (Raiders)
    3. Adam Blair ( Tigers)
    2. Reni Maitua ( Sharks)
    1. Sam Tomkins ( Warriors)

    Source: http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/50-worst-buys-nrl-history-10-1/


    I think they are being harsh on the likes of G. Stewart as he was one of the better players for Souths this year and Tomkins while signed on a massive contract at least performed like a First-Grader and one of the better ones at that. (Compared to someone like Sandow)
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Pain on Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:36 pm

    What about Garrick Morgan for the crushers?

    Edit -Ok just read full article. Doesn't qualify.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by SI on Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:05 pm

    Yep, very harsh on Glenn Stewart.  I hope the bloke and even I'll say that.  Tomkins as well, played some very good games and did a lot of organising on the field.  I guess the proice tag is what puts him in there.

    The Tigers have tried to convert way too many average Rugger players over the last 15 years.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by No Worries on Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:58 pm

    Considering the articles says only big name signings there are a few blokes on there that should feel pretty chuffed to have made the list.

    Gavet 2015 Broncos should feel lucky to have missed out
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Beast From The Big East on Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:28 pm

    Tomkins deserves to be there based on what it cost to get him but not based on performance. Played pretty well at the end of his 1st year and was definitely an under rated cog in the warriors machine by some and helped provide some playmaking stability to go with Johnson. This year he was either injured or playing poorly so take what you want from this year.

    Not sure if Anthony Tupou deserves his spot. He's had a pretty shit run with injuries and personally I always thought he looked relatively decent for the sharks when he could string a few games together.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by dasherhalo on Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:51 pm

    How Orford hasn't swept this field like a combine harvester.....

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    Post by Guest on Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:02 pm

    Your Name wrote:Considering the articles says only big name signings there are a few blokes on there that should feel pretty chuffed to have made the list.

    Gavet 2015 Broncos should feel lucky to have missed out

    I was disappointed to hear the Broncos let him go. I was looking forward to seeing him hopefully get an injury free run in 2016.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by SI on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:42 am

    dasherhalo wrote:How Orford hasn't swept this field like a combine harvester.....

    Good point.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by No Worries on Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:49 am

    Bren wrote:

    I was disappointed to hear the Broncos let him go. I was looking forward to seeing him hopefully get an injury free run in 2016.

    I couldn't believe Bennett picked him up. It would have been cheap, but even so.

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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Pieman on Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:39 am

    how can you count blokes who got hurt as bad buys?!?!?!?!

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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Lebbo73 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:51 am

    Your Name wrote:

    I couldn't believe Bennett picked him up. It would have been cheap, but even so.

    How much does this bloke want a season? That is a mightily impressive skill that will come in handy for Mad Monday!! Very Happy
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Honeysett on Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:32 am

    Anthony Watts.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by ryno_ on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:35 am

    Chris Walker - Titans
    Chris Walker - Storm
    Chris Walker - Eels
    Arana Taumata - Cowboys
    Arana Taumata - Penrith
    Arana Taumata - Bulldogs

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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by DreadLord on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:51 am

    Beast From The Big East wrote:Tomkins deserves to be there based on what it cost to get him but not based on performance. Played pretty well at the end of his 1st year and was definitely an under rated cog in the warriors machine by some and helped provide some playmaking stability to go with Johnson. This year he was either injured or playing poorly so take what you want from this year.

    Not sure if Anthony Tupou deserves his spot. He's had a pretty shit run with injuries and personally I always thought he looked relatively decent for the sharks when he could string a few games together.
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    Although he was made of glass, every time he was on the field he tackled hard, ran hard, off-loaded often, and supported the ball runners well.
    He was [to me at least] exciting to watch and always looked likely to break the line.

    Although, like Tupou,  due mainly to injury [and a 7 week suspension], Ben Ross would be way ahead of Tupou on any shit list.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by DreadLord on Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:00 pm

    Your Name wrote:

    I'm SO glad I can't do that Shocked
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Revraiser on Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:04 pm

    Pomeroy hands down. Absolute impersonator.

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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:32 pm

    The Broncos have had a fair few flops recently. On a much brighter note Milford has been one of our best signings for a long time.
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Deities don't Exist! on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:48 pm

    Hopoate and Watmough?
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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by Krump on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:55 pm

    Who was the spud the Alan Jones released Gary Freeman for?

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    Re: Top 50 Worst NRL Buys

    Post by tat-tall on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:57 pm

    Harsh on Tomkins, but lets not go there again (been done to death on Sportal).

    I'd also say Berrigan wasnt that bad a signing for us.

    Nielsen needs to be higher, by far our worst signing.

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