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Who is the best player in the game right now?

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Nasheed, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Nasheed

    Nasheed Kennel Enthusiast

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    Nasheed here,
    Got me thinking.
    Now that Cooper Cronk and Paul Gallen have both retired last year, who is the new real MVP in the NRL?
    The single greatest player.

    I don't think there are clear examples atm.
    We have flashy fullbacks like Ponga who come in and out of the game, and FB in general isn't a game controlling position.

    Townsend lacks the kicking game and Cleary is just overrated and slow/weak to be the best.
    Munster?
    Keary?
    Smith still?
    Could it be Foran?
     
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  2. Nasheed

    Nasheed Kennel Enthusiast

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    I'm starting to think the new best player actually is;

    jack wighton!

    he blitzed it last season and nearly beat the roosters single handedly in the grand final
    he has the size and speed of a fullback, is everywhere and has the ball skills and was a big part of reclaiming the urn from QLD.

    the other one is Pearce.

    cant step up to rep level. I know, but as a club player, is there better?
     
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    James Tedesco
     
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  4. Nasheed

    Nasheed Kennel Enthusiast

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    Nah.
    He's good but he runs and slips a lot. Reminds me of Luke Patterns except the next step up. Also in a team that's as good as an origin team on its own.

    wouldn't even put him as best in his position either because of the Turb brother
     
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    Kikau is my favourite.
     
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    Definitely Okunbor. It is a shame his talents penetrated a bit too far.
     
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  7. Nasheed

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    I said best player, not necessarily the best PLAYER if u get me
     
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    Its patternz with a Z

    Get it right nasheed
     
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    If Cam Smith joined our team tomorrow, we'd instantly go from bottom four to top 4. He not only control games but makes players around him better players.... Still the best player imo..
     
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    Yup because has massive influence on and off the Field..!!
     
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    Cameron Smith or Tedesco. Taumalolo and Haas are also very close.
     
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    It was looking like another year at the top of the ladder for Storm so it's gotta be Cam

    Followed closely by Tedesco, Keary, Tommy
     
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    Watching the game closely, I would say turbo tommy is the best player in the game.

    Top 5:

    1.) Turbo Tom
    2.) Taumalolo
    3.) Tedesco
    4.) David Fifita
    5.) Payne Haas
     
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    Adam Elliott.
     
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    It’s James Tedesco without question.
     
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    I don't think 'it's without question' because I have a question.

    what is he going to do for you when the pack is getting dominated?

    he will catch a ball and slip over 1/3 of the time.

    I say wighton because;
    - he is a half (involved in everything)
    - strength of a forward and speed of a fullback, as he used to be fullback
    -kicks
    - can pass left mad right
    - can take control of a game by the neck
    -decent defender
    - leadership qualities
    - a guy that can step you, break a tackle, outrun you, pass or kick every time he touches the ball.

    too me that's 100% Covid 19. That's unpredictable, that's valuable. Munster is similar but don't think he has some of the raw physicality this nice guy does.
    Tedesco can't do all that?
    He can run, he can support well, he can bark some orders from the back, but he's more Hayne than Johns. Whereas wighton can do both
     
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    I think the difference with Wighton is that Teddy will produce something in the biggest of moments, where as we don't see that from Wighton as of yet.. if Wighton had of produced something when Canberra had all that ball in the second half of the GF, then he would be on the same level as the other guys
     
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    no, it's Patterns* don't disrespect the guy by making him sound like a kids half arsed backyard rap group.
     
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    I actually refer to the GF as him doing just that.
    Remember, it was jack who won ten Churchill medal on the back of a losing team, after some criticism the last few years that it should be from a winning team in origin. Same concept.

    that grand final was the roosters v Jack and if it weren't for two dud calls raiders would have won, dud calls that directly affected some creative jack play.
     

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