Top Players You Want In Your Side In The Big Games – February 2007

In Rugby League a proven winner is like gold. Some players just get the job done in the big games, but others stand head and shoulders above their peers. This is the list of players who you want to see in your side in those big games.

1. Norm Provan
A winner of ten Grand Finals, Proven was the anchor of the great St George side of the 50’s and 60’s. A giant even by today’s standards, if Provan was in your side in a big game….any game, you knew the chances are you would win.

2. Clive Churchill
A brilliant player who won Premierships as a player and coach, Churchill’s performances are the stuff of legend. The best player of all time, Churchill played well above his weight and was simply a winner.

3. Wally Lewis
A fierce competitor, Wally Lewis was ten foot tall and bullet proof every time he pulled on a Queensland or Australian jersey. Lewis simply never gave the opposition an inch and his aggressive play saw him hated but admired by anyone that wasn’t a Queenslander.

4. John Raper
Not only a hard worker but a gifted ball player, Raper was one of those players you would love to have in your side. A winner at every level, Raper was a player who was as good at the 80th minute as he had been in the 1st.

5. Andrew Johns
A tough competitor and a Rugby League genius, Andrew Johns has not only been a winner at ever level but he has stood head and shoulders above his peers at club, Origin and test level. Johns skills can tear and opposition apart and he has shown that he can take average sides and make the players around him great.

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