I mean really? This has gotta be the weakest position in our history.
Lawrence is a club stalwart but he only had one or two good years at centre. He was never “very good”. (subjective i guess)…
I would say Wests Tigers as an entity has had no more than 3 “very good” centres. And certainly none for the best part of the last 15 years, i.e. since Whatuira.
Its ignorance in the extreme to suggest Lawrence was never very good pre hip injury.
By far the best centre I have ever seen play for the Tigers and I have been following since 1970
I said he had a good few seasons. Maybe he was “very good” for two seasons. But “BY FAR THE BEST CENTRE???”
And Since the 70’s???
Are you Chris Lawrence?
It seems that no-one on this forum can EVER knock Lawrence or Brooks!!
Now he is the greatest centre we have had in 50 years???
If you ever wanted evidence that the Lawrence love-fest has gotten out of hand then this is it!
Firstly, just from Wests Tigers era we have had better players at centre. Whatuira was MUCH better. Halatau and one of my all-time faves Buddha were fantastic. At least IMO their centre careers were “very good” for at least as long, if not longer than Lawrence’s.
From a Balmain perspective in the 80’s, 90’s…I can’t remember too many great centres but Brasher played many years there and is in another class to Lawrence. Obviously.
So was Gary Schofield. But craziest of all @larry you think he is better than Ellery Hanley…
I mean, really… Lawrence better then the black pearl. Well I never. This has gone too far.
I took this comment a bit seriously until you rated Kevin McGuinness above Chris Lawrence. Let yourself down at this point.
You need to remember Lawrence did his hip before his prime. He could have been a great centre but only as good as the 6 inside him.