40 Worst Buys in NRL "history"

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40 WORST BUYS IN NRL HISTORY | Rugby League Week

40. CHRIS THORMAN (Eels, 2004)
39. ANTHONY TUPOU (Sharks, 2009-present)
38. LEON BOTT (Sharks, 2006)
37. JOEL MOON (Warriors, 2009-11)
36. WILLIE PETERS (Dragons, 2001-02)
35. RICHARD SWAIN (Broncos, 2003)
34. GEORGE ROSE (Storm, 2014)
33. JOE GALUVAO (Rabbitohs, 2006-07)
32. MARK EDMONDSON (Roosters, 2006)
31. CARL WEBB (Eels, 2011)
30. LEE MOSSOP (Eels, 2014)
29. JOSH HANNAY (Sharks, 2007)
28. SAM HARRIS (Tigers, 2006)
27. CHASE STANLEY (Storm, 2010-11)
26. BRETT WHITE (Raiders, 2011-14)
25. RYAN O’HARA (Tigers, 2006-08)
24. TIMANA TAHU (Panthers, 2011)
23. SHAUN BERRIGAN (Warriors, 2011)
22. DENAN KEMP (Warriors, 2009)
21. BEAU HENRY (Knights, 2011)
20. DARCY LUSSICK (Eels, 2013-present)
19. MARK O’MELEY (Roosters, 2008-09)
18. ADAM MACDOUGALL (Rabbitohs, 2004-06)
17. JASON CAYLESS (Tigers, 2010)
16. DANE NIELSEN (Warriors, 2013-14)
15. SHANNON HEGARTY (Rabbitohs, 2005-08)
14. JAMAL IDRIS (Titans, 2012-13)
13. KADE SNOWDEN (Knights, 2012-present)
12. JUSTIN POORE (Eels, 2010-12)
11. JOHN HOPOATE (Tigers, 2000-01)
10. DARIUS BOYD (Knights, 2012-14)
9. CHRIS SANDOW (Eels, 2012-present)
8. CRAIG WING (Rabbitohs, 2008-09)
7. MARTIN KENNEDY (Broncos, 2014)

6. ADAM DYKES (Eels, 2002-04)
5. BEN BARBA (Broncos, 2014)
4. CHRIS WALKER (Rabbitohs, 2003)
3. MATT ORFORD (Raiders, 2011)
2. ADAM BLAIR (Tigers, 2012-14)
1. RENI MAITUA (Sharks, 2009)
 

Morkel

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Looking at that list, they've judged not only on performances vs dollars/hype, but also effectiveness (including time on the field). Otherwise players like Idris wouldn't be as high, or even on the list. So how come Willie Tonga gets off so easy?
 

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I don't see the point of 20whatever to present. Sandow for example could tear shit up next year. Kennedy and Barba are tough ones. Yeah they were shit, but have been moved on rather rapidly. Barba in particular doesn't belong on that list Imo. At least not as high.
 

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Kennedy is definitely Top 10, if not top 5. Because we are still paying big money for that POS.
 

Harry Sack

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Kennedy is definitely Top 10, if not top 5. Because we are still paying big money for that POS.
How they let him negotiate with another club...with no fucking restrictions is beyond me. Massively incompetent.
 

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Out there somewhere
No Karlos Filga?

Yes I know he wasn't 'bought' from another club but he was signed for a hefty contract and hyped up as the SBW but turned out to be a mega bust
 

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Hopefully, the next time they do that list Boyd and Blair don't make it on there as bad buys from the Broncos
 

CaptainHook

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Interesting list but a bit harsh with some players. Injuries derailed a lot of those signings at their new clubs. Didn't Dane Neilsen have broken ribs last year? Pretty harsh to lump him in there.
 

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Interesting list but a bit harsh with some players. Injuries derailed a lot of those signings at their new clubs. Didn't Dane Neilsen have broken ribs last year? Pretty harsh to lump him in there.
It shouldn't really matter why, this list is done in hindsight so overall the signing needs to be judged on value, not why they didn't perform.
 

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Surprised Daniel Harrison didn't make the list. He was supposedly on some fairly good coin.

I also predict that this time next year Benji Marshall will be close to the top of that list.
 

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Surprised Daniel Harrison didn't make the list. He was supposedly on some fairly good coin.

I also predict that this time next year Benji Marshall will be close to the top of that list.
Top as in 40? :p
 

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I also predict that this time next year Benji Marshall will be close to the top of that list.
Don't know why ....Marshall has been very good for the Dragons. Off the top of my head, would have to be high in the list of best buys in 2014.
 

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Au contraire your Harriness .....Barba definitely belongs in the top 5.

Huge expectations when he came to Brisbane

Delivered nothing....
Didn't cost us much either though (hopefully).
 

Mr Fourex

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Whats the bottom line though ....he's going to cost us 400K for each of the next 2 yrs, not to be here?
 

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You cant have Barba in there. Had 1 year, injured during pre-season and only started to get fully fit at the back end of the year, where unsurprisingly he started running in a fair few tries and assists.

Funny that the Broncos just signed 2 of the top 10 lol. Adam Blair should've been number 1, with Sandow close behind. Nothing can ever beat blair. One of the highest paid contracts in the game at the time, stunk the joint up for 3 years.
 

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Whats the bottom line though ....he's going to cost us 400K for each of the next 2 yrs, not to be here?
he was only on 350k next year (what would have been the final year of his bulldogs contract, it was 2016 that he got his payday with us)
 

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You cant have Barba in there. Had 1 year, injured during pre-season and only started to get fully fit at the back end of the year, where unsurprisingly he started running in a fair few tries and assists.
I don't see how that changes anything.

Fit or not, he was a dud in 2014. There was so much hype about him, but we didn't get what we paid for. Even when he was finding a bit of form we didn't get what we paid for. He performed against the average sides, but went missing when it mattered the most, especially against the top teams. We played a very different style to what he was used to and as a result, he couldn't hit his best form.

How is that not a bad buy?
 
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How does Joel Clinton not rate a mention? We shipped out Civo to sign that bloke. Possibly the worst sports decision in the history of this comp.
 

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