General Raiders In The 90's

Jay M

Jay M

maybe the fastest in the NRL ever

Potentially, but I think that 90s Raiders team deserves a HM on speed too... Mullins, Nagas, Nadroku (sorry if I spelt his name incorrectly), Wiki, Meninga, Daley and then Stuart. Stuart would be the slowest, but the rest all had pace... Potentially not the quickest overall - but a lot of pace there... Mullins, Nagas, Nadroku would probably match up pretty nicely against Tomkins, Locke, Fish, Shaun Johnson... I suspect due to advances in sports science (training and nutrtition) - our four would beat them, but there wouldn't be much in it - considering the Raiders backline was from 94...
 
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Potentially, but I think that 90s Raiders team deserves a HM on speed too... Mullins, Nagas, Nadroku (sorry if I spelt his name incorrectly), Wiki, Meninga, Daley and then Stuart. Stuart would be the slowest, but the rest all had pace... Potentially not the quickest overall - but a lot of pace there... Mullins, Nagas, Nadroku would probably match up pretty nicely against Tomkins, Locke, Fish, Shaun Johnson... I suspect due to advances in sports science (training and nutrtition) - our four would beat them, but there wouldn't be much in it - considering the Raiders backline was from 94...


Wiki had some real toe when he was young and Daley was very fast, it just didn't seem like it with the real pace they had in team, even old Belcher had some pace..
 
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Jay M

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Wiki had some real toe when he was young and Daley was very fast, it just didn't seem like it with the real pace they had in team, even old Belcher had some pace..

Totally agree, which is why I'm saying that Raiders backline was quick... Brad Clyde (playing at lock) was one of the quicker forwards I've ever seen too (probably right up there with the likes of Menzies)... A big shame they turned him into a battering ram... He was the prototype ball playing back rower IMO...
 
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Potentially, but I think that 90s Raiders team deserves a HM on speed too... Mullins, Nagas, Nadroku (sorry if I spelt his name incorrectly), Wiki, Meninga, Daley and then Stuart. Stuart would be the slowest, but the rest all had pace... Potentially not the quickest overall - but a lot of pace there... Mullins, Nagas, Nadroku would probably match up pretty nicely against Tomkins, Locke, Fish, Shaun Johnson... I suspect due to advances in sports science (training and nutrtition) - our four would beat them, but there wouldn't be much in it - considering the Raiders backline was from 94...

Loved the Green Machine, and Mullins looked like he was jogging but carved holes and left players clutching at air, his speed was so deceptive.
 
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Loved the Green Machine, and Mullins looked like he was jogging but carved holes and left players clutching at air, his speed was so deceptive.

Brad Mullins' running style reminds me of Christian Cullen.. the ability to make true speed look effortless, swerving at full speed and carving lines up... Someone mentioned Tomkins has a similar running style - in which case - awesome...

Johnson has effortless speed too (the way he ran down Jennings)...
 
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Totally agree, which is why I'm saying that Raiders backline was quick... Brad Clyde (playing at lock) was one of the quicker forwards I've ever seen too (probably right up there with the likes of Menzies)... A big shame they turned him into a battering ram... He was the prototype ball playing back rower IMO...

Missed one-Big Mal had toe too, I was a big fan of Croker too great backrower, Man they had some class teams, The Hooker that changed the way that position is played, 10 years ago if you asked me if there would be a Hooker better than Steve, I would have cracked up and said impossible.lol
 
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Missed one-Big Mal had toe too, I was a big fan of Croker too great backrower, Man they had some class teams, The Hooker that changed the way that position is played, 10 years ago if you asked me if there would be a Hooker better than Steve, I would have cracked up and said impossible.lol

I mentioned him in the original post - just unfortunately for Mal, I think he was probably the second slowest back (probably only quicker than Stuart)... that's one of the reasons I think that backline would be a challenge even for us with Fish, Locke, Shaun Johnson, Tomkins...

But yeah, that 94 raiders side was pretty damn impressive - Pongia, Walters, Osborne, Furner, Croker, Clyde (seriously - how good is that pack), Stuart, Daley, Nagas, Mal, Wiki, Nadruku, Mullins... no weaknesses there...

h*ll - the Bulldogs side they thrashed in the GF was pretty awesome too... included Hughes, Halligan, Lamb, McCracken, Polla-Mounter, Britt, Hetherington (the other one played as a Raiders reserve I think), Bella, Pay, Smith, Dymock (Pricey was a reserve for the dogs)...

*EDIT* my most sincere apologies for the thread derailment...
 
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Loved the Green Machine, and Mullins looked like he was jogging but carved holes and left players clutching at air, his speed was so deceptive.

The Raiders were my team before the Warriors came along. I remember some epic grand finals they played against Balmain and Penrith. Nagas was my favorite player back then. That guy could fly.
 
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