This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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A new weekly colunm here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition. Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the round.
1 Clinton Schifcofske - A fine performance at the back as ever from Schifcoske, his kicking boots well and truely in tune.
2 Ty Williams - The Cowboys speedster certainly showed his fire power against the Sea Eagles even though his team went down.
3 Sonny Bill Williams - Certainly a youngster to watch out for. A mighty fine debut for the young lad.
4 Shaun Berrigan - Seemed to cut through the NZ Warriors big defence with ease at times, a bright year ahead for the young centre.
5 A Macdougall - A change of teams hasn't deterred McDougall at all, big and powerful.
6 Darren Lockyer - Darren fits in at stand off, like a hand in a glove. Great to see him play his different options.
7 Brett Sherwin - As ever Sherwin's kicks in play and general handiwork had the opposition at sixes and sevens.
8 Gordon Tallis - He leads from the front as always and caused mayhem amongst the Warriors big units.
9 Danny Buderus - Buderus was the star of the show in the 1st NRL game in 2004. Many times he left Panthers defenders in his wake.
10 Ruben Wiki - The great man from the Raiders outfit is set for another tough, brilliant year, once again leading the charge in defence.
11 Dean Young - A solid performance by the young Dragons player, unfortunately his team going down in the end.
12 Craig Fitzgibbon - This man is a workhorse, both in defence and attack. Always willing to work, and never letting his side down.
13 Ben Kennedy - He may work quietly in the background but there aren't too many players who would make it past a Kennedy tackle. Great to see him have such an impact for the Knights after so much time off with injury.
14 Scott Sattler - The move from the Panthers to the Tigers has been smooth by all accounts with Sattler showing the way once again in 2004.
15 Jonathan Thurston - Thurston is an asset to the Bulldogs, scoring two tries and involved in so much field play.
16 Darren Senter - Senter had a very good start to 2004, leading his side very well as always.
17 Ian Donnelly - A fine performance up in the heat of Townsville for Donnelly, helping his side to their victory with his huge workload.