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Manlys best ever tackler

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    young Jake has had me thinking about this with his no nonsense defence.
    It has a touch of old school style with copybook technique that stops even the best attacking players in their tracks.
    There's been some great tacklers at Manly including Terry Randall, Ronnie Gibbs, Tooves & for a fullback Matt Ridge deserves a mention.
    Do you rate Jake up with these legends & who else is in the best ever Manly defenders?
     
  2. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Terry Randall....that is all
     
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    • Midnight Rambler

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    • Utility Player

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      Cement
       
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      • MissKate

        MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        Recently saw some old footage of Cement, have to agree, he was pretty brutal
         
      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        There's no need to discuss any player before or after the great Igor. Not only the toughest Manly player, voted one of the 10 toughest ever to play the game in the centenary of League celebrations ( mind you 2V also made that list).
         
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        • brad

          brad Well-Known Member

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          The BEAVER.
           
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          • Stuey Davis Socks

            Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            In the 70s and early 80s RLW ran a weekly player profile. One of the questions posed was "Hardest Tackler?". The answer across all players and all clubs for years was invariably "Terry Randall". That says it all for me.
             
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            • HappilyManly

              HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Igor, cut them in half, one on one and watched them twitch :devil:

              Beaver is the last player who took their legs out, one on one.
              The biggest cheer in the 2008 GF after Beaver's try, was for Beaver cutting Slater's legs off in the 79th minute. Classic footy tackle :clap:

              I hate the 3 man wrestle dance that waits for a Ref to call 'held' :mad:

              Jake is consistent but not great - yet :)
               
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              • HoldenV8

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                Steve "Beaver" Menzies

                For all of his try scoring ability, Beaver was one of the best defenders in the games history.
                 
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                • Budgewoi Eagle

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                • Chip and Chase

                  Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Igor was brutal and hit with great timing - not many better than he.

                  Beaver had great technique (not sure it'd pay dividends these days as there is no reward for classic tackling technique in the modern game)

                  I worry about Jake's technique and the likelihood of more head knocks. He targets that mid section nicely and with good shoulder drive, but you do leave yourself open to the odd stray hip.
                   
                • The Who

                  The Who Well-Known Member

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                  I disagree. Randall was a brutal tackler, probably the best at hurting opposition players.
                  But, having watched Manly for 55 years, imo the three best tacklers from a techniques perspective (ie. bootlace) were:
                  Ian Martin
                  Alan Thompson, and
                  Beaver
                  Sadly, today's tacklers are taught to wrap up the ball so copybook bootlace tacklers are rare.
                   
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                  • slamminsam24

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                    Beaver. Immortal in my eyes and is the main reason this born n bred brisbanite is a one eyed silvertail for life.
                     
                  • qldeagle

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                    Igor....... No more questions your honour.
                     
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                    • Budgewoi Eagle

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                      And then there's our rock solid last lines of defence, Wombat and Snake - bit of a theme there!
                       
                    • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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                    • pjayz

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                      That Brett Kimmorley was a total cat - but could pull off a hit!

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                      • Vyssini

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                        Terry Randall.
                         
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                        • pjayz

                          pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Igor
                          Beaver
                          Cement
                          Jake T
                          Craig Innes
                          Rambo

                          ....and for pure hits (apart from the above):
                          Matai
                          Haumono
                           

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