Today Sam Bourke takes a look at the optimism in the water out Bondi way, as the Sydney Roosters loo...
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We all have our opinions about individual NRL players. The ones we like and dislike, and the way fans react to players and vice-versa, equals much of the lore and culture of the game.
And somewhere, in amongst the geniuses and gaffes, the amazing and the abominable, come the underrated.
An underrated player can take many forms. He could be a young fellow, rising up through the ranks to a future that should turn out very bright. He might be an older player who has contributed consistently for many years, without due recognition. He might have even played rep footy, but still not have gotten the plaudits he