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Snake moves up to 6th top try scorer all time

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    With that double today snake has moved into 6th with 160 to his name.

    If he does play 4 more years he will go bloody close to that record
     
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    • simon_eagle

      simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    • Terry Zarsoff

      Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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      I just wish he had scored a couple of the tries he missed out on (in close games - Penrith & C-B at Brookvale for example) earlier in the season. We would probably be in the Top 8, with just 3 or 4 more tries at critical moments.
       
    • mave

      mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Imagine if he didnt miss those 2 years.

      He is the most complete Manly fullback ever to pull on the jersey imo.
       
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      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Well done - he should have got #3 today, I reckon he was stripped off the ball
         
      • manlyseaeaglesyeew

        manlyseaeaglesyeew Active Member

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        If he doesnt miss those 2 years, you wold imagine he would be on 180-190 easily and could have been the highest try scorer ever.
         
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        • ShanghaiEagle

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          He actually missed three years if you count 2003. He'd already be over 200 tries now if not for that - at least 30 clear of Slater who started in the same year.
           
        • hozza

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          The man. Love him!
           
        • NewwyEagle

          NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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          Just for fun, I'll try and add it up.
          Forgetting any game missed up until 2009, he had 92 tries until his 2009 injury, from 117 games. That's a strike rate of 0.78.
          In 2009 and 2010 he missed a total of 44 games. In 2011 he missed 7 games, 6 in 2012, 9 in 2013 and 4 in 2014. Not even counting games he limped off injured during that time, that's a total of 70 games missed.
          If we give him his try ratio of 0.78 for those 70 games missed, that's 54.6 tries.
          Even if we be completely rude to Snake and give him only 40 tries in that time frame, today he would've scored his 200th.

          Sorry if any of those numbers are wrong, but I think they're pretty close to accurate.
           
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          • Terry Zarsoff

            Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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            No, sounds good. In 2009 & 10 alone, he might (conservatively) have had another 25-30 tries to his tally.
             
          • Clay

            Clay Well-Known Member

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            When does the prince become the king?
             
          • sheridanstand78

            sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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            The snake will continue to re-write the record books before he is done, our best full back since Eadie and in a class of his own as a finisher and ambassador for our club!
             
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            • Kiwi Eagle

              Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Never thought anyone would come close to Cliffy as my fave ever but stewart isn't far off now
               
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              • JenEagle

                JenEagle Well-Known Member

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                I saw wombat play
                 
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                • JenEagle

                  JenEagle Well-Known Member

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                  I saw wombat play towards the end of his career in the early 80's and he was a wonderful player however snake is my choice
                   
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                  • HoldenV8

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                    Snake needs another 4 tries to equal Terry Lamb's 164.

                    He needs another 5 to equal Andrew Ettingshausen's 165.

                    After that there is only Billy Slater (currently on 172), Beaver on 180 and Ken Irvine on 212.

                    Snake has played 216 games for Manly. A strike rate of 74.07% - easily the best currently active in the NRL for those who have played 100 or more games.

                    Lamb scored his total in 350 games. A strike rate of 46.85%

                    ET played 328 games for his 165 tries. A strike rate of 50.30%

                    Slater has played 277 games. A strike rate of 62.09%

                    Beaver played 349 games. A strike rate of 51.57% and the only forward in the top 10 all-time try scorers.

                    Mongo Irvine played 236 games for his legendary total. A strike rate of......89.83%. Not bad at all considering he played in losing Norths sides for the majority of his career.
                     
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                      Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
                    • Ryan

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                      Give him thay extension Manly. Post haste.
                       
                    • Terry Zarsoff

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                      Imagine how many tries Irvine would have scored if he had played all of his career at a stronger outfit than Norths?
                       
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                      • HoldenV8

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                        Irvine was a freak, no doubt about it. I'm bummed that his career finished before I was born so I have only seen him play on video.

                        On the other hand I'm very thankful that although I've only seen him play on television that I have been around for Snake's career.

                        I'm happy to report I at least saw Beaver play two games live and he scored both times. The 1996 GF (I was in the SW corner of the SFS that day) and I saw him score two tries against the Adelaide Rams at Hindmarsh Stadium in late 1998, one of them a 70 metre effort where the Rams couldn't get near him.
                         

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