Team of 20 Years

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby yourhero » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:40 am

Cameron wrote:Without Lazarus, there is no Storm culture or history.

Glenn Lazarus amd Brett Kimmorley kind of invented us.


Lazarus, Kimmorley, Kearns and few other early players certainly set the on-field expectations for the club early on however the wider organisational culture had many hands... John Ribot and Michael Moore (from what I have read over the years) played enormous parts.

The famed Storm culture has definitely refined and developed since the appointment of Bellamy and is now carried forward by Frank Ponissi, our senior playing group, the Board and the wider administration. It is amazing to see how successful an organisation can be when everyone is pulling in the same direction.

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Mattpoet » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:41 pm

Having thought it over, here's my team:

1.Slater
2.Geyer
3.Chambers
4.Inglis
5.Bai
6.Hill
7.Cronk
8.J.Bromwich
9.C.Smith
10.Kearns
11.Kearney
12.Hoffman
13.Johnson
14.Lazarus
15.Harris
16.Finucane
17.Hinchcliffe

18th man Howe

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby NevilleB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:51 pm

Love it, except nikau in for finucane for me. Finucane will be a guarantee for 25th year team, just hasn't played enough or had as much a legacy as nikau yet for me.

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby yourhero » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:04 pm

Love it also.

Nikau in for Johnson for me. Finucane to stay on the bench.

NevilleB wrote:Love it, except nikau in for finucane for me. Finucane will be a guarantee for 25th year team, just hasn't played enough or had as much a legacy as nikau yet for me.


Finucane has played almost twice as many games as Nikau and Lazarus. But I take your point, the impact a player has is not defined purely by the number of games played. Hence why I have left out DJ/Proctor/others :P

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Cameron » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:16 am

Pity Jordan Mclean didn't finish with us. I reckon he is only just hitting his prime now.

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Danger D » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:29 am

Mattpoet wrote:Having thought it over, here's my team:

1.Slater
2.Geyer
3.Chambers
4.Inglis
5.Bai
6.Hill
7.Cronk
8.J.Bromwich
9.C.Smith
10.Kearns
11.Kearney
12.Hoffman
13.Johnson
14.Lazarus
15.Harris
16.Finucane
17.Hinchcliffe

18th man Howe


Love it! You nailed my team for me!

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Mattpoet » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 am

Storm A

1.Ross
2.Vunivalu
3.King
4.Bell
5.Turner
6.Finch
7.Kimmorley
8.Lima
9.Swain
10.White
11.Proctor
12.Manu
13.Nikau
14.Williams
15.Norrie
16.A.Blair
17.Rua

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby blazza18 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:54 am

No Folau at all huh?

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Mattpoet » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Just couldn't squeeze him in. For that matter, I had to leave out my favourite player to watch - Sisa Waqa.

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Cameron » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Israel Folau could have been anything if he stayed in Rugby League.

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby mattstormy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:04 am

What about this team of 20 years... premiership team right here lol

1. Junior Langi
2. Dustin Cooper
3. Ian Sibbit
4. Joseph Tomane
5. Fifita Moala
6. Ben Roberts
7. James Aubusson
8. John Lomax
9. Russell Aitken
10. George Rose (C)
11. Wayne Evans
12. Hep Cahill
13. Jamie Feeney
14. Ben Anderson
15. Ian Donnelly
16. Siosaia Vave
17. Keith Mason

Coach - Mark Murray

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Cameron » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:18 am

George Rose, he left after about 2 months.

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby Mattpoet » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:32 am

You could do worse than Tomane, Moala and Evans surely.

Clifford Manua, Willie Isa and Joel Romelo all spring to mind.

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby mattstormy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:29 pm

Storm Team of 20 Years (must have played at least 100+ games)
1. Billy Slater
2. Matt Geyer
3. Will Chambers
4. Greg Inglis
5. Marcus Bai
6. Scott Hill
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith (C) (GK)
10. Robbie Kearns
11. Stephen Kearney
12. Ryan Hoffman
13. Dallas Johnson

Bench (Must consist of 1 utility #14, 1 back row #15, and 2 front row #16 & #17)
14. Ryan Hinchcliffe
15. David Kidwell
16. Rodney Howe
17. Brett White

Coach: Craig Bellamy


Storm A (must have played at least 50+ games)
1. Robbie Ross
2. Steve Turner
3. Steven Bell
4. Israel Folau
5. Sisa Waqa
6. Brett Finch
7. Brett Kimmorley (GK)
8. Jeff Lima
9. Richard Swain
10. Bryan Norrie
11. Adam Blair
12. Tohu Harris
13. Tawera Nikau (C)

Bench (Must consist of 1 utility #14, 1 back row #15, and 2 front row #16 & #17)
14. Danny Williams
15. Russell Bawden
16. Tim Glasby
17. Jordan McLean

Coach: Chris Anderson


Storm B (no limit to amount of games)
1. Matt Duffie (had no other options really since we’ve only had two fullbacks)
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Matt King
4. Anthony Quinn
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Gareth Widdop
7. Matt Orford (GK)
8. Glenn Lazarus (C)
9. Rory Kostjasyn (same as fullback scenario)
10. Jason Ryles
11. Kevin Proctor
12. Michael Crocker
13. Todd Lowrie

Bench (Must consist of 1 utility #14, 1 back row #15, and 2 front row #16 & #17)
14. Ben Hampton
15. Jeremy Smith
16. Peter Robinson
17. Ben Roarty

Coach: Mark “Muppet” Murray

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Re: Team of 20 Years

Postby yourhero » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:37 pm

Did Finucane run over your dog or something?


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