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all time great cas player
11-24-2012, 07:28 PM
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all time great cas player
imho the stand out player in the cas colours was mal reilly but he excelled in the coaching area too and he has a big rap in the nrl as a coach too..uncompramsing,mentally tough and an excellent player...hes my choice even tho i didnt see all his career..
but a close second,certainly in player stakes is kevin ward...you would never meet a tougher player on the pitch..born out of the coal mines he was used to hard work,and he carried that onto the pitch..at one point kevin ward was touted as the only player the australians hated playing against,because of his inability to take a backward step...but he made me laugh..i still havent a clue why he wore his shorts so highBig Grin

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11-26-2012, 09:25 AM
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Never saw likes of Hardisty or Reilly play but they're supposed to be the best. Some have been consistently good servants over many games such as Sampson & Orr, others played well with a link up such as the Nickau-Blackmore-Kemp team. Individual best players i've watched have been Vowles, Kev Ward, Ronnie Gibbs, Barry Johnson et al.
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11-26-2012, 10:22 AM
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Don't know how proper it is for me to comment on a Cas-specialist thread, but off my very limited experience of watching Cas, I think Danny Nutley was one of the greatest props I've ever seen, even off only the one season.

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11-26-2012, 10:35 AM
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What Cas would give for a Danny Nutley type now!!! He would run his blood to water that bloke, even in what was a very average Cas side then. Never glamorous but literally did the graft of 2 in many games.
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11-26-2012, 11:09 AM
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Dean Sampson was a great player in his prime and was great for th club! We could do with him and Nutley now to compliment Huby (and add some much needed aggression and bite to the pack!!)
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11-26-2012, 06:29 PM (This post was last modified: 11-26-2012 06:33 PM by Francas.)
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Vowlesy has got to be the best player we have had, for me we have had Lott's of players who have been fantastic for Cas, & they all brought something special, but Voules had it all he was devastating in defense, he kicked the best up and under i have seen, he could score length of the field tries, is passing game was up there with the best & played in most positions, & off the field was a very good bloke
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11-27-2012, 12:37 AM
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(11-26-2012 06:29 PM)Francas Wrote:  Vowlesy has got to be the best player we have had, for me we have had Lott's of players who have been fantastic for Cas, & they all brought something special, but Voules had it all he was devastating in defense, he kicked the best up and under i have seen, he could score length of the field tries, is passing game was up there with the best & played in most positions, & off the field was a very good bloke
vowels is a legend in cas colours...and would defo be in the top five for me..and hes a gent too,even replys to my tweets,but still wont come back and coach the team tho,but i keep asking him and raper thoBig Grin

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11-27-2012, 07:36 AM
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(11-24-2012 07:28 PM)fazerboy Wrote:  imho the stand out player in the cas colours was mal reilly but he excelled in the coaching area too and he has a big rap in the nrl as a coach too..uncompramsing,mentally tough and an excellent player...hes my choice even tho i didnt see all his career..
but a close second,certainly in player stakes is kevin ward...you would never meet a tougher player on the pitch..born out of the coal mines he was used to hard work,and he carried that onto the pitch..at one point kevin ward was touted as the only player the australians hated playing against,because of his inability to take a backward step...but he made me laugh..i still havent a clue why he wore his shorts so highBig Grin

Mal Reilly for me. Hardisty, Hepworth, 'Knocker' Norton, Kevin ward weren't too bad either!
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11-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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Thats the problem, it makes your head spin, depending on the individual posters age, Knocker was never in the same league as Reilly, and he was of like a flash when Hull came in for him, Kevin Ward was one of the best props i have seen, Hepy & Hadesty mad the best half back partnership at that time ( & he gave us some good tips on the dogs ) then theres JJ, brilliant at center, loose forward, or stand off, then we have Bruce Burton, we all know what he brought to the table, then Kev & Bob the twins, they seamed to be mind readers & in todays game we have Rangi love him or hate him he is brilliant (in my opinion )you could go on all day same as every team can but we do seem to produce some class
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11-27-2012, 05:52 PM
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Bruce Burton, we all know what he brought to the table
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Think ure right about the age thing fran. I've not heard a great deal about him & i've been darn t lane since 85 season.

Despite coming from the cappers Steady was true class & worth every penny of the bank stretching coin we paid.

JJ was great though i hold all the 86 CC side on a pedestal (even Dave Rookley).
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