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Canberra Raiders greatest NYC Team

Post by greeneyed » February 12, 2018, 8:22 pm

Canberra Raiders greatest NYC team: Fullback

During the 10 years of the National Youth Competition, the Canberra Raiders were one of the most successful sides as they were crowned minor premiers on two occasions and also claimed the inaugural premiership.

To mark the end of the competition, we have appointed a three-man panel consisting of David Hamilton, Peter Mulholland and Barry Molyneux to help us select the Raiders Greatest NYC Team.

Contenders: Haydon Hodge, Josh Dugan, Jack Wighton, Anthony Milford
Final Choice: Josh Dugan

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/02 ... -fullback/
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Post by -TW- » February 12, 2018, 8:26 pm

Can you even pick Milford or Wighton? I don't remember either of them playing fullback

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 7:54 am

Exactly TW, neither of them played full back in NYC.

Dugan is clearly the obvious choice. He played in a premiership, made the team of the year and won the medal in the GF for best on ground. (Something I disagreed with BTW - for mine Travis Waddell should have won it).

Of course it was off field issues even in 2008 that prevented Dugan from playing a couple of games and denied him his first grade debut. It cost his much loved grandfather the chance to see him play first grade.

Second choice would have to be Jack Ahearn. Very consistent performer at that level.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 7:58 am

I would like to see this team picked on their NYC form rather than what has or hasn’t happened since. Clearly if they are considering Milford and Wighton for full back they are probably not going to do that.

Who do people think will be the halves. For mine it was Milford and Cornish but that leaves no room for Sam Williams. Wighton possibly goes to the bench or he did play a little on the wing. Drury Low would have to be one winger.

Croker and Cotric the centres for me.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:02 am

Interesting they nominated Haydon Hodge. I wouldn’t have him anywhere near our the best team. He was a quality 17-18 year old but sadly by the time he got to NYC his body started to give way on him and he never recovered.

Sad story because he had a lot of ability.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:08 am

I am going to go Justin Carney for the other wing.

So I would have

1 Dugan
2 Low
3 Croker
4 Cotric
5 J Carney
6 Milford
7 Cornish

Will need to think about the forwards and also toss up between McIlwrick and Waddell for hooker.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:14 am

I will cause controversy in the forwards because I will leave Vaughan out because at that age I didn’t think he would be much good.

Boyd and Fensom would be obvious but not sure about the rest. Sam Mataora would have to be a consideration. Maybe Joel Thompson could be put on the bench and cover a number of positions.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:17 am

Of course if this dream team ever played away, they would have to stop at Sutton Forrest Maccas on the way home. And cross the bridge to do it to the one on the right hand side of the road as the new one wasn’t open for much of the 10 years.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:22 am

We must have played about 250-260 games over the 10 years.

Take out 2014 when I got back into the country at half time of the second last NYC game, I reckon I probably saw 200 out of about 230 games.

I am going to miss the comp.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:24 am

I still think the best game I ever saw at this level was when we beat the Broncos narrowly at Lang Park in 2008. It was an even better game than the Grand Final.

Biggest disappointment was that GF we lost to the Tigers. I really thought we were going to win, Mitch Cornish scored the first try then we just got destroyed.

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Post by greeneyed » February 13, 2018, 8:31 am

I think Bay53 is going to be very invested in this one!


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Post by Sid » February 13, 2018, 8:56 am

Bay53 wrote:
February 13, 2018, 8:08 am
I am going to go Justin Carney for the other wing.

So I would have

1 Dugan
2 Low
3 Croker
4 Cotric
5 J Carney
6 Milford
7 Cornish

Will need to think about the forwards and also toss up between McIlwrick and Waddell for hooker.
I'd have E. Lee or Vidot over Low

EDIT: they played centre, so they don't count.. nm
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Post by edwahu » February 13, 2018, 10:47 am

Bay53 wrote:
February 13, 2018, 8:02 am
Interesting they nominated Haydon Hodge. I wouldn’t have him anywhere near our the best team. He was a quality 17-18 year old but sadly by the time he got to NYC his body started to give way on him and he never recovered.

Sad story because he had a lot of ability.
Yeah, I would've had Jack Ahearn ahead of him as a nominee.

My full side would be Dugan, B.Lee, Croker, Cotric, Carney, Milford, Cornish, Vaughan, Waddell, Boyd, Papa, JT, Fensom (C) with the bench of Wighton, TPJ, Barnett, Mago.

You could round out the squad with Edrick, Hawkins, Ahearn, Sammy, Bateman, Mataora, Nichols, JK or the ball hog.

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Post by greeneyed » February 13, 2018, 3:20 pm

Raiders Greatest NYC Team: Wingers

We’ve picked our fullback and now it’s time for us to take a look at the wingers for the Raiders Greatest Team in the National Youth Competition.

Contenders: James Stuart, Sami Sauiluma, Justin Carney, Daniel Vidot, Edrick Lee, Drury Low, Nick Cotric
Final Choices: Nick Cotric, Edrick Lee

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/02 ... m-wingers/
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Post by edwahu » February 13, 2018, 3:50 pm

It sounds like Edrick at least played on the wing, but I don't think Cotric did at all? Seems it's based more on first grade ability.

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Post by T_R » February 13, 2018, 7:14 pm

Carney and Vidot for the wings

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » February 13, 2018, 7:17 pm

T_R wrote:Carney and Vidot for the wings

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:00 pm

edwahu wrote:
February 13, 2018, 3:50 pm
It sounds like Edrick at least played on the wing, but I don't think Cotric did at all? Seems it's based more on first grade ability.
Cotric played very little on the wing. Of course he only played as a 17 year old. Never played another game after he turned 18.

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Post by Bay53 » February 13, 2018, 8:01 pm

I think Drury Low still holds the record for most games and most NYC tries for the Raiders.

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Post by edwahu » February 13, 2018, 9:00 pm

Bay53 wrote:
February 13, 2018, 8:01 pm
I think Drury Low still holds the record for most games and most NYC tries for the Raiders.
I thought he was pretty average though. He benefited from playing on the end of a great backline.

I guess genuine wing options are slim. Johnathan Reuben was another one who could be in the mix.

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Post by T_R » February 13, 2018, 9:39 pm

edwahu wrote:
Bay53 wrote:
February 13, 2018, 8:01 pm
I think Drury Low still holds the record for most games and most NYC tries for the Raiders.
I thought he was pretty average though. He benefited from playing on the end of a great backline.

I guess genuine wing options are slim. Johnathan Reuben was another one who could be in the mix.
I thought so, too. I always reckoned that Vidot and Carney would have long NRL careers too, though, so not much credibility in this.

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Post by dubby » February 14, 2018, 6:58 am

T_R wrote:Carney and Vidot for the wings

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Raiders Greatest NYC Team: Centres

It’s time for us to complete our outside backs as we select our centres in our Raiders Greatest Team in the National Youth Competition.

Contenders: Jarrod Croker, Jeremy Hawkins, Michael Chee-Kam, Brenko Lee, Seb Kris, Jack Wighton

Final Choices: Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/02 ... m-centres/
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Post by Jason » February 14, 2018, 3:16 pm

They probably should be our current centres.


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Post by edwahu » February 14, 2018, 3:37 pm

I'd have Justin Carney ahead of Jack. He and Thommo were just unstoppable on their edge. Seems he has been nominated as a winger instead though.

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Post by dubby » February 14, 2018, 6:19 pm

Jason wrote:They probably should be our current centres.


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Post by greeneyed » February 15, 2018, 6:26 pm

Raiders Greatest NYC Team: Halves

Today we take a look at our options in the halves for the Raiders Greatest Team in the National Youth Competition.

Contenders: Mick Picker, Sam Williams, Mitch Cornish, Matt Frawley, Lachlan Croker, Anthony Milford
Final Choices: Anthony Milford, five eighth, Sam Williams, halfback

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/02 ... am-halves/
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Post by Bay53 » February 15, 2018, 8:18 pm

Can’t argue with Sam Williams being picked. I probably had Mitch Cornish just shading him but a close run thing.

My opinion was that Anthony Milford would go on to be one of the greats of Raiders history up there with Daley and Meninga. Sadly that is not going to happen as he almost certainly won’t play for us again but he has been very good and will get even better.

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Post by greeneyed » February 15, 2018, 8:43 pm

I'm not at all sure Milford would have done that or will do that at the Broncos. Lots of water to flow under the bridge though. He has certainly taken a lot longer to settle in at the Broncos than I expected.
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Post by -TW- » February 15, 2018, 8:45 pm

It's pretty apparent he's coasted since signing with the Broncos, hasn't really put any effort in

He would be the best player in the comp by the length of the straight if he had a proper go

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Post by edwahu » February 16, 2018, 10:14 am

Well he was the best player in the grand final and got them within a whisker of winning a comp.

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Post by -TW- » February 16, 2018, 11:16 am

That's what I'm saying, imagine how good he would be if he put effort in regularly

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Post by -GD- » February 16, 2018, 11:21 am

Thought Matt Smith might have gotten a shout at halfback

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Post by julian87 » February 16, 2018, 8:51 pm

Good to see the judges picking Williams over Cornish. Was so much better at this level (and every level)
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by greeneyed » February 19, 2018, 7:09 pm

Raiders Greatest NYC Team: Props

There are some quality contenders at prop for our Greatest Raiders Team in the National Youth Competition. Today, we ask our panellists to decide which two should get a starting place in our side.

Contenders: Nick Skinner, Sam Mataora, Shannon Boyd, Tevita Pangai Jr, Paul Vaughan, Emre Guler
Final Choices: Shannon Boyd, Paul Vaughan

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/02 ... eam-props/
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