NEWS Broncos coach insists Milford best at No 1.

BroncsFan

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I'll be in the minority here, but I don't think Tedesco is anywhere near as good as the NSW media make him out to be. I think currently RTS is the best fullback in the game and daylight to second place.
I definitely agree that Teddy is overrated by the NSW media and to me he is third behind RTS and Turbo. However I have Turbo as the number 1 fullback currently.

I think RTS matches Teddy in terms of fitness and tackle breaking ability, and then exceeds him easily in terms of offensive output and effectiveness in attack. RTS' ball playing is slightly limited but he is proving effective in what he can do, and he also matches Teddy in terms of support play through the ruck.

Turbo drops behind Teddy and RTS in terms of workload, but this could just be a manly thing as his workload was huge playing for NSW in the outside backs. Turbo supports through the middle and his play against Eels at brookie a couple weeks back should be the textbook of a full back's role in attack.

His ball playing far exceeds Teddy and RTS, his tackle busting and ability to find the line is on par and his defense is on par (RTS probably ahead of all fullbacks for 1 on 1 tackling though)... to me Turbo is on par or better than every other fullback in terms of FB specific requirements and his ball playing far exceeds those closest to him in the discussion... which is why I would have him ahead and ahead pretty comfortably.
 

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Respectfully I disagree. I wish Tedesco was on our team. I see him a bit like Birdy, a total competitor. I remember a game last year in which he was repeatedly bashed from the beginning of the match. I wondered how he kept going but in the last minutes of that match there he was again, sealing the deal with a try after beating two or three tacklers. So impressive. Prick.

I'm not saying he isn't a good player, I just don't think he is at the level that the NSW media think he is. Ponga is exactly in the same position for me. They way they carry on you would think he is up there with Slater at his best, and he isn't close to that imo.
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All I know was that Tedesco was the main difference in this year's Origin. Take him out, QLD wins. That's a Cam Smith-like influence.
If we had Cam Smith playing the last 2 years we would have won both series. I don't think he is up at that level yet.

In terms of fullback, I still Locky is criminally underrated in that position. I haven't seen anyone better than him there quite honestly.
 
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I'm not saying he isn't a good player, I just don't think he is at the level that the NSW media think he is. Ponga is exactly in the same position for me. They way they carry on you would think he is up there with Slater at his best, and he isn't close to that imo.
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If we had Cam Smith playing the last 2 years we would have won both series. I don't think he is up at that level yet.

In terms of fullback, I still Locky is criminally underrated in that position. I haven't seen anyone better than him there quite honestly.
Mullins was pretty good as was Belcher. I thought Lockyer was the best though.
 
In terms of fullback, I still Locky is criminally underrated in that position. I haven't seen anyone better than him there quite honestly.
Big facts, even Locky's career as a whole is criminally underrated. Still irks me that Joey became an immortal at the 1st opportunity while Locky is still waiting. When the NRL media is dominated by NSW journos, it's hard for him to get the respect he deserves.

Locky is the best attacking fullback I've ever seen. All round I guess you could give Slater the title as best FB of the modern era, but for me, Locky was the best.
 

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I'm not saying he isn't a good player, I just don't think he is at the level that the NSW media think he is. Ponga is exactly in the same position for me. They way they carry on you would think he is up there with Slater at his best, and he isn't close to that imo.
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If we had Cam Smith playing the last 2 years we would have won both series. I don't think he is up at that level yet.

In terms of fullback, I still Locky is criminally underrated in that position. I haven't seen anyone better than him there quite honestly.
I agree, as a 5/8 locky was he was a better 1 imo. The way he carved teams to peices was always a joy to watch, Slater was good but he also had great players and dodgy tactics helping him out. Such an underrated player it's an absolute joke he didn't win a dally m.
 

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I agree, as a 5/8 locky was he was a better 1 imo. The way he carved teams to peices was always a joy to watch, Slater was good but he also had great players and dodgy tactics helping him out. Such an underrated player it's an absolute joke he didn't win a dally m.
Lockyer lost most of his acceleration after doing his ACL in 2007, so he really only had 2004 - 2006 to showcase his running game while at five-eighth.

I still remember Slater scoring that try while the Storm were blatantly holding Thaiday in the scrum. And the refs awarded it. That there showcases the Storm + NRL relationship perfectly.
 

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Big facts, even Locky's career as a whole is criminally underrated. Still irks me that Joey became an immortal at the 1st opportunity while Locky is still waiting. When the NRL media is dominated by NSW journos, it's hard for him to get the respect he deserves.

Locky is the best attacking fullback I've ever seen. All round I guess you could give Slater the title as best FB of the modern era, but for me, Locky was the best.
Young khunt was pretty handy as well at fullback.
 

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He was one of the best 6’s already and was having to adapt regularly to different roles. He’s never going to displace ponga as the best 1 for Qld
I wouldn’t be against it! If Milf keeps improving Kevvie would be mad not to put Milf at the back with Ponga on wing like Turbo and Teddy.
 

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Big facts, even Locky's career as a whole is criminally underrated. Still irks me that Joey became an immortal at the 1st opportunity while Locky is still waiting. When the NRL media is dominated by NSW journos, it's hard for him to get the respect he deserves.

Locky is the best attacking fullback I've ever seen. All round I guess you could give Slater the title as best FB of the modern era, but for me, Locky was the best.
Locky will be next, it’s ok. They need to rush through the old crew before the JT/Cam/Slater brigade arrive.

Although, to be fair, signing two contracts and claiming you didn’t know should be grounds for exclusion no matter how many games or trophies you won
 

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Locky or Slater - it’s definitely an excellent conversation to have. Slater was just everywhere, he was probably the fittest athlete in Aussie sport at one stage.

To me, the best fullback I ever saw was Hodges, he doesn’t deserve to be in any discussion about it because he wasn’t there long enough but he could do what both Locky and Slater could do, his run of games there in 06 was just that good.

He was as good as Hayne in 09 in that period and Hayne was next level for that short period of time.
 
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Yep ... would agree that Hayne in 09 was something off the charts. I don't think anyone has ever played that well over a season before or since.

Slater for sheer brilliant over a long period of time though - No. 1 fullback of all time.

Daylight, including Lockyer, second.
 

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I'm afraid I can't agree that Slater was so far in front. Lockyer was truly brilliant as a fullback. If I had to choose one in front of the other it'd be Lockyer then Slater by a narrow margin.
 

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Yep ... would agree that Hayne in 09 was something off the charts. I don't think anyone has ever played that well over a season before or since.

Slater for sheer brilliant over a long period of time though - No. 1 fullback of all time.

Daylight, including Lockyer, second.
Not a chance, Bellamy had so many plays based around Slater which made him get alot of attention. Locky made his plays from his own genius, he made his own room and made everyone around him look better. Billy had the best 9 , one of the best 7's and the best tactical coach ever to help him out. Not to take to much away from Slater because he is a great of the game and his longevity is a big credit to him , but locky was by far the best 1 I have seen.
 

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