All time greatest wallabies backline ?

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Sebastian V, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Sebastian V

    Sebastian V Guest

    heres my pick, for players at peak performance!

    9: George Gregan
    10: Stephen Larkham
    11: Lote Tiquiri (at there peak remember cos he's playing poorly now)
    12: Tim Horan
    13: Stirling Mortlock
    14: David Campese
    15: Matt Burke (great goal kicker)

    Others which i think should be considered, Matt Giteau, Chris Latham, Ben Tune, Joe Roff, Havent seen footage of older players like Mark Ella play so i didnt include them.
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  3. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    I'd have:

    9. Nick Farr- Jones
    10. Michael Lynah
    11. Joe Roff
    12. Tim Horan
    13. Stirling Mortlock
    14. David Campese
    15. Matt Burke

    Reserves: George Gregan, Matt Giteau, Chris Latham
  4. Wally

    Wally Guest

    9. George Gregan
    10. Mark Ella
    11. Joe Roff
    12. Tim Horan
    13. Frank Bunce
    14. David Campese
    15. Matt Burke

    Bench: Nick Farr-Jones, Michael Lynagh, Chris Latham
  5. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    Of the professional era -

    9. Gregan
    10. Larkham
    11. Tune
    12. Horan
    13. Mortlock
    14. Roff
    15. Burke

    If it was of "all time" Campo would definitely be in there and it would be a toss up between Larkham and Ella, but I'd probably lean towards Larkham... I wouldn't even consider Lynagh... Unsure about the others...
  6. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Wally @ Jun 25 2009, 03:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I'm surprised you didn't throw in Jonah Lomu and Christian Cullen too... :lol:
  7. QLD

    QLD Guest

    9: Gregan
    10: Ella
    11: Campese
    12: Horan
    13: Mortlock
    14: Campese
    15: Roger Gould
  8. skittles

    skittles Guest

    Nobody's mentioned Ken Catchpole yet? Not saying he's definitely the best, but he's good enough for the international HOF. Maybe it's a matter of posters not having seen him. That's why I'm not putting him in mine.

    9. Nick Farr-Jones
    10. Mark Ella
    11. Ben Tune
    12. Tim Horan
    13. Stirling Mortlock
    14. David Campese
    15. Matthew Burke

    20. George Gregan
    21. Stephen Larkham
    22. Joe Roff
  9. geez surprised to see no Daniel Herbert I can understand Mortlock (one of the greatest centres of all time) being on everyones list but at least one should differ...

    hell Frank Bunce made on of the teams lol
  10. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    9. George Gregan
    10. Mark Ella
    11. David Campese
    12. Tim Horan
    13. Jason little
    14. Ben Tune
    15. Chris Latham

    20. Nick Farr-Jones
    21. Stirling Mortlock
    22. Matt Burke
  11. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    This thread got me thinking of the quality backs Aussie had back in the 90's. Definitely a golden decade for them.

    9) Gregan
    10) Larkham
    11) Roff (Him and Ben Tune made a big splash when they came on the scene but Roff did more in his career)
    12) Horan (possibly the best 12 ever, I'm a fan)
    13) Mortlock
    14) Campese
    15) Burke (I remember this guy being unstoppable in his prime, he was almost mechanical)
  12. Tomsey

    Tomsey Guest

    9. Nick Farr-Jones
    10. Stephan Larkham
    11. Ben Tune
    12. Tim Horan
    13. Stirling Mortlock
    14. David Campese
    15. Matthew Burke

    20. George Gregan
    21. Mark Ella
    22. Jason Little

    Its hard to compare players from pre-professional error to the modern players but I believe Farr-Jones gets there ahead of Gregan just on talent. They were both great leaders. Larkham over Ella for the opposite reason. Ella probably had more ability but Larkham was such a good all round fly half. He had the kicking game, the organisation skills and the vision. The rest pick them selves

    Any one notice the lack of recent players in the lists.....
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