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Post by Demps » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:57 pm

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Watching some old footage of this lad...
Is there any current NRL player with a comparable build to this guy?

His frame was close to the most perfect for the second row.

It's unfortunate what happened to this guy because he would have been the greatest second rower to ever play for us... As well an NSW and Aus rep.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sat 12 May, 2018 4:59 pm

Yep, he would have carved it up for years .......... for the Rorters!!!
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Post by hobbo » Sat 12 May, 2018 5:04 pm

Would have been a Blues legend for sure !
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Post by Tweed Tiger » Sat 12 May, 2018 5:05 pm

Saw him flying the drones at training in the TV series the club made this year.

Was such a big loss for the game.

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 12 May, 2018 5:07 pm

Is there any current NRL player with a comparable build to this guy?

His frame was close to the most perfect for the second row.
SBW comes to mind


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Post by weststigers » Sat 12 May, 2018 5:22 pm

Yeah. He had that aggression to his game.

Ran awesome lines and a hard hitter.

I was shattered for him.

Would have made NSW easily

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Post by mcguires_penalty » Sat 12 May, 2018 5:55 pm

A guy called Gareth Ellis says hello...
But yeah Barb had the world at his feet before the injury...

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Post by Milky » Sat 12 May, 2018 6:16 pm

Tariq Sims

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Post by tsjonathan » Sat 12 May, 2018 6:28 pm

mcguires_penalty wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 5:55 pm
A guy called Gareth Ellis says hello...
But yeah Barb had the world at his feet before the injury...
At one point in time we had the best second rower in the world (Ellis) and arguably the most promising one (Dwyer).

He would still be playing now and in his prime too! What a beast he is. I remember Sheens comparing him to Clyde.

Will he ever get use of his right arm again? Such a sad story

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Post by jirskyr » Sat 12 May, 2018 6:35 pm

In 2009 Benji had Ellis, Lawrence and Tuiaki on his left, Dwyer and an in-form Ayshford on his right.

Then within 3 years Tuiaki career over, Dwyer career over, Ellis returns to England, Lawrence dislocates his hips / hamstring issues and loses his centre strike ability. Ayshford loses his form.

Such a devastating attack we had at times - power, speed and hole-running, and essentially half that strike rubbed out through serious injury.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 12 May, 2018 6:37 pm

Great whole runner. Tragedy.

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Post by Demps » Sat 12 May, 2018 6:56 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 5:07 pm
Is there any current NRL player with a comparable build to this guy?

His frame was close to the most perfect for the second row.
SBW comes to mind
Yeah I think Dwyer was thicker /more solid... Close though.

Don't see the Tariq comparison. Dwyer looked like he was made of granite...
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Post by Demps » Sat 12 May, 2018 6:57 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 6:35 pm
In 2009 Benji had Ellis, Lawrence and Tuiaki on his left, Dwyer and an in-form Ayshford on his right.

Then within 3 years Tuiaki career over, Dwyer career over, Ellis returns to England, Lawrence dislocates his hips / hamstring issues and loses his centre strike ability. Ayshford loses his form.

Such a devastating attack we had at times - power, speed and hole-running, and essentially half that strike rubbed out through serious injury.
Heart breaking when you break it down like that.
Not to mention Moltzen before he got broken.

Rob Lui was carving up too. Then he bashed his Mrs.
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Post by southerntiger » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:07 pm

After Dwyer's debut I made the call that he was a once in a generation player. I still stand by that call. Was gutted about what happened to him and Tui.

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Post by Balmainbred » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:27 pm

Remember his hit on Hargreaves, in the 2010 semi, hit of the century.

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Post by the third » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:35 pm

Tigers did a great thing offering him a role after the injury. Him, tuiaki and Lawrence all had massive injuries and we looked affter them as best we could

Credit to us I’d say

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Post by GoldXR50Leroy » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:41 pm

It's not a great comparison But Simon's injury where his nerves were crushed were similar to what happened when cricketer Phil Hughes was struck in the neck by a fast ball

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Post by Geo. » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:42 pm

Miss Barb...

Cruel way to end a career...
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