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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:36 am  
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I am going to throw Richie Mathers name in there. I as well as many others did not want him when we signed him but I think that he went on to be a solid full back for us for a few years.


He's on the podcast this week. He says Cas paid a big part of his wages while here so not only was he good for us, he was cheap too.
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:40 am  
Ben Cockayne. Think he had the best season of his career when he was with us, made the England team. Duncan MacGillivray, remember his debut against Warrington and he looked dug up he was bandaged up that much, Jesus what a player. Possibly best defensive player I’ve seen at Wakey in my time of watching.
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:19 pm  
I was surprised at just how bad Ronnie Trautman & Dennis Beecraft actually were.....
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:25 pm  
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I was surprised at just how bad Ronnie Trautman & Dennis Beecraft actually were.....


Dennis Beecraft played over 40 NRL games and could actually play a bit but by the time he came to us he had clearly had far too many injuries.

Ronnie Troutman was something else, honest to god most pub teams in the Wakefield district had better halfbacks. He shouted a lot but other than that did not have single skill or any obvious physical attributes. That was simply the lowest depth of the anything Aussie is great philosophy IMO. Apparantly though, he's an excellent coach and well thought of in Queensland.
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:59 pm  
Always like Tadulala for Wakey, plus Domic and Solomona. Did they all play on the same edge in 2004?
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 3:09 pm  
A few years later a young Aussie full back trialled after playing ( I think) at Ackworth

Chris Perry


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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 3:42 pm  
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Ben Cockayne. Think he had the best season of his career when he was with us, made the England team. Duncan MacGillivray, remember his debut against Warrington and he looked dug up he was bandaged up that much, Jesus what a player. Possibly best defensive player I’ve seen at Wakey in my time of watching.


Dunc was outstanding I'll agree there, but Cockayne nah.
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:09 pm  
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Dunc was outstanding I'll agree there, but Cockayne nah.


Disagree on Cockayne, never saw much of him before and was against his signing at the time but I thought he was brilliant for us.
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:12 pm  
Shane Kenward was great, then got squeezed out.
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Re: Surprising players : Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:42 pm  
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Disagree on Cockayne, never saw much of him before and was against his signing at the time but I thought he was brilliant for us.


I never saw much of him! Especially out on that wing spot when the opposition were walking tries in. :lol:
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