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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by Bay53 » August 28, 2019, 2:57 pm

Bay53 wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:48 pm
julian87 wrote:
August 28, 2019, 11:19 am
I don’t like lists like that either.

Weird one though after reading Matt’s list I had to look James Stuart up. Don’t remember him at all, doesn’t happen often with ex raiders who’ve played first grade.
Jimmy Stuart was at the Forever Green reunion the other week. Recognised the face but couldn’t put a name to it.

He was a local junior, came up through the ranks and played a handful of games. From memory they were on the wing but he was more of a Centre. Would have only had one season where he played first grade.

I am sure he went to Qld Cup after that.

But this just proves my point. Like every kid playing junior rugby league he dreamed of playing NRL and probably for his local club.

He did that.

Did he make a fortune out of the game or become an Immortal? Not even close but for a moment he played in the best rugby league competition in the world where people paid money to come and watch him play.
On closer inspection he played 5 games in 2010 and 2 in 2011. Only one was centre all others on the wing. Didn’t score any points. Only 2 wins in those 7 games.

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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by Matt » August 28, 2019, 3:51 pm

Bay53 wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:57 pm
Bay53 wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:48 pm
julian87 wrote:
August 28, 2019, 11:19 am
I don’t like lists like that either.

Weird one though after reading Matt’s list I had to look James Stuart up. Don’t remember him at all, doesn’t happen often with ex raiders who’ve played first grade.
Jimmy Stuart was at the Forever Green reunion the other week. Recognised the face but couldn’t put a name to it.

He was a local junior, came up through the ranks and played a handful of games. From memory they were on the wing but he was more of a Centre. Would have only had one season where he played first grade.

I am sure he went to Qld Cup after that.

But this just proves my point. Like every kid playing junior rugby league he dreamed of playing NRL and probably for his local club.

He did that.

Did he make a fortune out of the game or become an Immortal? Not even close but for a moment he played in the best rugby league competition in the world where people paid money to come and watch him play.
On closer inspection he played 5 games in 2010 and 2 in 2011. Only one was centre all others on the wing. Didn’t score any points. Only 2 wins in those 7 games.
He broke his leg and never played or was seen of again

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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by The Rickman » August 28, 2019, 4:07 pm

I think you might be thinking of James Evans there, Matty.
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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by Matt » August 28, 2019, 4:21 pm

The Rickman wrote:
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I think you might be thinking of James Evans there, Matty.
According to Wikipedia - best factual site out there - Evan blew his knee on a goal post, while Stuart lost a leg to a Great White Shark, but continued playing League.
Im inclined to believe you.

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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by The Rickman » August 28, 2019, 4:54 pm

Yeah, I remember the sickening moment when Evans bent his leg around the goal-post in the act of scoring a try quite vividly.

He was quite a promising young centre too.
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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by Matt » August 29, 2019, 8:53 am

The Rickman wrote:
August 28, 2019, 4:54 pm
Yeah, I remember the sickening moment when Evans bent his leg around the goal-post in the act of scoring a try quite vividly.

He was quite a promising young centre too.
I remember it too, just wrong James.

Carney's was worse. You could hear the screams in the grandstand.

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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by The Rickman » August 29, 2019, 8:58 am

Ugh, yeah I can still picture Carney’s leg flopping around quite vividly too

Thanks a lot, Matt
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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by bonehead » August 29, 2019, 10:08 am

Bay53 wrote:
Bay53 wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:48 pm
julian87 wrote:
August 28, 2019, 11:19 am
I don’t like lists like that either.

Weird one though after reading Matt’s list I had to look James Stuart up. Don’t remember him at all, doesn’t happen often with ex raiders who’ve played first grade.
Jimmy Stuart was at the Forever Green reunion the other week. Recognised the face but couldn’t put a name to it.

He was a local junior, came up through the ranks and played a handful of games. From memory they were on the wing but he was more of a Centre. Would have only had one season where he played first grade.

I am sure he went to Qld Cup after that.

But this just proves my point. Like every kid playing junior rugby league he dreamed of playing NRL and probably for his local club.

He did that.

Did he make a fortune out of the game or become an Immortal? Not even close but for a moment he played in the best rugby league competition in the world where people paid money to come and watch him play.
On closer inspection he played 5 games in 2010 and 2 in 2011. Only one was centre all others on the wing. Didn’t score any points. Only 2 wins in those 7 games.
he had some sort of debilitating leg drama, was an exciting junior before his problems
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Re: Canberra Raiders Team of the Decade

Post by Matt » August 29, 2019, 10:28 am

The Rickman wrote:
August 29, 2019, 8:58 am
Ugh, yeah I can still picture Carney’s leg flopping around quite vividly too

Thanks a lot, Matt
sorry mate

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