Coen Hess

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How do you figure 1910?
Meyers never played for Queensland or Australia again.

Webb floated about played the next year then didn't play again till 2005 and wasn't even playing consistent first grade between 01 and leaving the Broncos. Only played one whole series again his whole career.

I am not blaming their early selection but you can wonder how much it impacted on them. Maybe they would have done the exact same thing if they didn't play early. I think it impacted.
 

Huge

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Meyers never played for Queensland or Australia again.

Webb floated about played the next year then didn't play again till 2005 and wasn't even playing consistent first grade between 01 and leaving the Broncos. Only played one whole series again his whole career.

I am not blaming their early selection but you can wonder how much it impacted on them. Maybe they would have done the exact same thing if they didn't play early. I think it impacted.
Do you believe Hess should or shouldn't be considered for selection ? Think I'd like to see a team you would consider viable for O2 ! I'd be genuinely interested as you seem to be an avid watcher of the talent around.
 

Big Pete

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I'm more concerned with the performances they put forward when their name was called.

It didn't always turn out well, Bowen would have been an easier target, but the point was his selection wouldn't have been unheard of.

It isn't like they're picking some 18 year old the coach doesn't even recognise.
 

johnny plath

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Meyers never played for Queensland or Australia again.

Webb floated about played the next year then didn't play again till 2005 and wasn't even playing consistent first grade between 01 and leaving the Broncos. Only played one whole series again his whole career.

I am not blaming their early selection but you can wonder how much it impacted on them. Maybe they would have done the exact same thing if they didn't play early. I think it impacted.
I dont know that it was being picked young that impacted meyers career. From memory he had a series of heavy head knocks after his Australia debut. His confidence was shattered fir a long time after that and he never reached those playing hights again.
As an outside observer Carl webb was just super talented and super ill disciplined. ..id dare say that was his down fall more than any notion of plsying rep footy too early. Clearly he was ready or he wouldn't have kept making qld teams for a number of years after wards.
 

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