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Re: Simon Dwyer

Post by happy tiger » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:49 pm

I can remember many Forum members weren't big Dwyer fans early on


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Post by the third » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:52 pm

Tuiaki probably remainders a folk hero and needs a bit more.

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Post by the third » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:53 pm

Tuiaki probably remainders a folk hero and needs a bit more.

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Post by the third » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:53 pm

Spell check if we have any language feinds on here

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Post by Geo. » Sat 12 May, 2018 7:55 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 7:49 pm
I can remember many Forum members weren't big Dwyer fans early on

I was from Ingleburn Bulldogs days...
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Post by happy tiger » Sat 12 May, 2018 8:00 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 7:55 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 7:49 pm
I can remember many Forum members weren't big Dwyer fans early on

I was from Ingleburn Bulldogs days...
When he was building his motor up , many claimed he was lazy

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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 12 May, 2018 8:01 pm

Demps wrote:
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.

Nostalgic thread / discuss.
He was Bradley Clyde Mk 2, imo. Terrible shame we never got to see his obvious potential unfold. Even worse for him not to get the chance to live it.

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Post by Seantice » Sat 12 May, 2018 8:04 pm

Him and Gareth were an unbelievable good 2nd row pair. They made so many line breaks it wasn't funny.

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Post by Demps » Sat 12 May, 2018 9:54 pm

He could've been the best second rower of recent times.

His build is the modern day prototype for that position.

Absolute tragedy what happened.... Not just us as tigers supporters but all NRL fans missed out on seeing what could have been... Something rly special.

Dwyer was on his way to being a superstar.
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Post by hammertime » Sat 12 May, 2018 9:58 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 8:01 pm
Demps wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 4:57 pm
Image

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.

Nostalgic thread / discuss.
He was Bradley Clyde Mk 2, imo. Terrible shame we never got to see his obvious potential unfold. Even worse for him not to get the chance to live it.
Funny you mention Clyde. He works in finance now, my office is a few doors down from him. Funny to walk past him on a daily basis.

Dwyer was an absolute champion. It's so sad to seee him still struggle with the arm. I hope some advancements in modern medicine can rectify that in the next few years.

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Post by larrycorowa » Sat 12 May, 2018 10:22 pm

Just sad...we lost tuiaki and Lawrence too

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 12 May, 2018 10:48 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
As mentioned Brad Clyde and perhaps Bobby Lindner

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 12 May, 2018 10:52 pm

I was guilty of doubting him when he first came into grade, doubted his commitment at times but once he became a staple he was a very good second rower. His hit on JWH was as good as they come.
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Post by Tigerdave » Sun 13 May, 2018 5:29 am

Just re-watched it........................that hit on JWH was massive, but completely spoiled for me given what the refs did with that "scrum" after


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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Sun 13 May, 2018 6:55 am

Was such a great young player and was still developing his game. Is great he is still involved with the club but feel for him that he has a disability because of the game he loves.

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Post by southerntiger » Sun 13 May, 2018 7:38 am

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 12 May, 2018 7:49 pm
I can remember many Forum members weren't big Dwyer fans early on
So do I. I wasnt one of them. Mind you he missed a few tsckles esrly in his career particularly on our own line.

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Post by weststigerman » Sun 13 May, 2018 8:44 am

As mentioned, he was the perfect build for a back rower.

I don’t remember him being quite as good as being mentioned here. Was big, fast and could break the line but I remember him having issues with his hands and defense.

That’s not to say he couldn’t have fixed those and been an origin back rower, but we’ll never know.

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 13 May, 2018 9:23 am

cordner is quite similar- just a little less muscly

dwyer had great acceleration, great change of angles to run the right line, was playing 80 minutes at one point at a young age and from what i remember was one of the first in cover tackles (i think once agains the storm). His hands used to let him down and was prone to give a couple of penalties a game but he hit hard and they stuck

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