Dead Man Walking
I think T should be in the Hall Of Fame as he was an excellent player for the teams in England and Australia he played for during his career. He also has gone through a lot of personal tragedies in the last few years.
I wouldn't say he's as much of a legend as the likes of Lockyer, Sterling or Lewis, but he is certainly a worthy of being a League legend. He won a grand final with the Storm in 1999 and represented New Zealand several times at international level. Many believed that he should have gotten the Clive Churchill medal in the grand final as well. As a New Zealand league player he is a legend. Not only as a player is he a legend, but as a person as well. He lost his wife and had his leg amputated in a motorcycle accident so he could raise his children (I know this isn't relevant information for the league hall of fame, but it reflects who the man is). As Dumbo earlier said, for Kiwi's he is a legend.Well i know that Tawera Nikau is not a legend, in Rugby League status anyway...let me ask you, do you think he deserves to be up there with the the best of the modern era? Shane Webke? Daren Lockyer? Andrew Johns? Brad Fittler? Peter Sterling? Wally Lewis? Paul Harragon?..i could rattle of about 20 names that i believe are more "legend" than Tawera Nikau. Im not saying he was of exception playing ability but it he didnt play up to the level such that he could be warrented a legend.
But hey, thats my opinion, and big bad moderator im so very sorry for continuing a topic...And remember, your a moderator, you arent supposed to encourage hostile behaviour as you have done here.
OK I'll be good, when you mention the names above they are indeed legends of the game... the Australian game. For Kiwi's Tawera Nikau is a legend (we don't have that many).
dont forget gary freman
yeah when it comes to back there are HEAPS of kiwis that can be nominated.
what about brent todd in the forwards?h34r: or dean lonergan, when he got knocked out, was classic, i think thats my first memory of kiwi rugby league