As NRL clubs look to sign English Super League players, maybe they need to keep in mind that not every import turns out all that great. Here are six of the worst imports to make their way over from England, in no particular order…
1. Scott Moore
Signed by the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2013 season, Moore played just over a dozen first grade games for the club before being dropped.
2. Denis Betts
Signed a massive deal for the Auckland Warriors in 1995. He was so bad that he is still referenced as being one of the biggest wastes of money in the history of the game.
3. Richie Mathers
Signed for the Gold Coast Titans, Mathers was injured early on and never managed to get back into first grade. He then blamed the style of play in the NRL for stifling his natural attacking flair. I’m not kidding….
4. Lee Jackson
After playing well at international level against Australia, Jackson moved to Australia and played a few games for the Rabbitohs before signing on with the Newcastle Knights. His football was so bad that Andrew Johns famously berated him on the field shortly before his last game for the Knights.
5. Andy Platt
Joined the Auckland Warriors in 1995 along with Denis Betts. He was completely anonymous and a waste of money for the young club.
6. Michael Worrincy
Signed by the Penrith Panthers under the dreaded Matthew Elliott reign, Worrincy never played a first grade game for the Penrith Panthers.
Have you seen worse? Feel free to comment on these rankings in the comments box below!