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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by -PJ- » January 12, 2019, 12:59 pm

16 years ago Jason, how's it too soon ?
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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by twistedbydesign » January 13, 2019, 12:58 am

I actually think Dave Furner is a bit underrated - not dissimilar to Jason Croker in that he gets overlooked a bit given the quality of players he had around him in his prime. His footwork close to the line for a big man really was something special.

I also feel the frustrations of his coaching era sometimes cloud judgement of his playing days. Thankfully Stuart was on a level of playing ability that is near on impossible to forget or diminish, so his reputation as a brilliant halfback will remain in spite of any objections to his coaching style.

I also thoroughly endorse the mentions of Luke Davico - a very good player in some quite horrible Raiders sides.

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by reptar » January 13, 2019, 6:22 am

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by edwahu » January 13, 2019, 6:53 am

twistedbydesign wrote:
January 13, 2019, 12:58 am
I actually think Dave Furner is a bit underrated - not dissimilar to Jason Croker in that he gets overlooked a bit given the quality of players he had around him in his prime. His footwork close to the line for a big man really was something special.

I also feel the frustrations of his coaching era sometimes cloud judgement of his playing days. Thankfully Stuart was on a level of playing ability that is near on impossible to forget or diminish, so his reputation as a brilliant halfback will remain in spite of any objections to his coaching style.

I also thoroughly endorse the mentions of Luke Davico - a very good player in some quite horrible Raiders sides.
Yeah, Furner was also quite unlucky with the super League rep bans, it cost him a lot of Test and Origin appearances.

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by Seiffert82 » January 13, 2019, 8:12 am

Furner was a fantastic second rower wasn't he. Tough, footwork, lockdown defender on the edge, offloads, even a good goal kicker.

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by Johno » January 13, 2019, 8:45 pm

Seiffert82 wrote:
January 13, 2019, 8:12 am
Furner was a fantastic second rower wasn't he. Tough, footwork, lockdown defender on the edge, offloads, even a good goal kicker.
certainly tough, saw him shorten up a couple of opposition players in the fisticuff stakes

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by julian87 » January 14, 2019, 6:25 am

Disagree on David Furner. Was a really tough, honest player. But I reckon if he played his career at Balmain, Wests or one of the new clubs in the 90s he never would’ve sniffed rep footy.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by edwahu » January 14, 2019, 7:16 am

Same could be said of plenty of players. Most likely he would've been signed by a better club and played Origin anyway.

Really though, calling him an honest player does him a great disservice. He was far better than that.

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by PigRickman » January 14, 2019, 12:14 pm

julian87 wrote:
January 14, 2019, 6:25 am
Disagree on David Furner. Was a really tough, honest player. But I reckon if he played his career at Balmain, Wests or one of the new clubs in the 90s he never would’ve sniffed rep footy.
I go the other way, you put him in a team that wasn't choc full of superstars, he would have been a focal point of that teams attack and he probably isn't overlooked.

Furner was a hell of a footballer.
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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by dubby » January 14, 2019, 12:49 pm

David Furner was one of the best second row footballers I have ever seen. He was bloody brilliant.
He wasn't a huge guy, either. But boy, could he whack. Not just tackling, but with his fists too.

When we had him and Pongia in the team you had opposition sides nervous.

I'll always remember Furner for his footwork. Very agile.



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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by Goldcoast Raider » January 15, 2019, 8:39 am

Don’t know if anyone has mentioned old Sean rutcherson I think that’s how you spell it probably not lol , you knew what you were going to get every time he played he tried his ass off

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by greeneyed » January 15, 2019, 10:22 am

Rutgerson.
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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

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January 15, 2019, 8:39 am
Don’t know if anyone has mentioned old Sean rutcherson I think that’s how you spell it probably not lol , you knew what you were going to get every time he played he tried his ass off
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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by PigRickman » January 15, 2019, 10:33 am

i can't remember if it was him, but was Rutgerson the guy who ran down a super fast from from a scrum to save a try once?
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Matt wrote:
July 18, 2018, 3:49 pm
Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
Coaching Power Rankings: Ricky Stuart - Top 2, and he ain't 2.

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by Goldcoast Raider » January 15, 2019, 10:40 am

I think it was gasnier and if he missed it was try time for dragons

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by dubby » January 15, 2019, 12:10 pm

Pigman wrote:i can't remember if it was him, but was Rutgerson the guy who ran down a super fast from from a scrum to save a try once?
Yeah that's him. Funny the things we remember.

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Re: The most underrated player in Canberra Raiders history

Post by PigRickman » January 15, 2019, 12:20 pm

Goldcoast Raider wrote:
January 15, 2019, 10:40 am
I think it was gasnier and if he missed it was try time for dragons
Yep, thats exactly who it was. I could see the play clear as day in my head but was struggling to put the right "speedster" in the jersey.
One of the best hustle plays i've seen
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July 18, 2018, 3:49 pm
Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
Coaching Power Rankings: Ricky Stuart - Top 2, and he ain't 2.

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