What will Blair's legacy be? Looking at his accomplishments he would have to go down as one for the best Kiwis to have played in the NRL and for the Kiwis.
Played the most games in the NRL for a Kiwi. World cup & Four Nations Winner. Won the NRL with the Storm (which was later stripped). Second most caps for the Kiwis behind Reuben Wiki at 51.
Yeah that's the thing with Blair, he get's a lot of stick due to his big contract. If he was on half of what he is, he would be way highly thought of by us fans. Technically, that's not his fault.
He's a decent leader, a big effort man who rarely gives up. Fit as hell. Just doesn't offer any real attacking threat, which is why he's over paid. If he regularly puts 100m+ games on the board, I'd be happy for him to go another year. Problem is, he doesn't, and never has. Although this year has been one of his best in a Warriors jersey, so credit to him.
At one point he was one of the premier forwards in the world in his hey day.Pretty much touted his own retirement plans in an interview a few weeks ago.
I’ll remember him better because of that decision and by doing the club a solid by not standing in the way of our recruitment plans.
Played his best football at the Storm and Broncos but did bring standards to the Warriors that were lacking.
One of the most passionate Kiwis to pull on the jersey that I can remember. Respect.
Nothing wrong with his professionalism at all. He could be a good fit for development. However Tony Iro was an exceptionally professional player as well, have no doubt about that.If he was to be leaving, he would leave a decent gap in the defensive line. He is one of those players that always gets up and back to his position. As well as calling off tacklers when they are lying in the tackle too long.
I hope the boys have soaked up learnings from him
He has a great heritage, a descendant of Sir John Logan Campbell and a distant relative of Michael Campbell the golfer. He could be a useful scout in Tai Tokerau.Proud of his heritage. I am proud that he played for the warriors.
I think his time is up .If you care to look at yesterdays game he was very slow(last one) back in the defensive line.His best seasons have been when his contract is up for renewal.Bully was the sameNothing wrong with his professionalism at all. He could be a good fit for development. However Tony Iro was an exceptionally professional player as well, have no doubt about that.
He has a great heritage, a descendant of Sir John Logan Campbell and a distant relative of Michael Campbell the golfer. He could be a useful scout in Tai Tokerau.