- Feb 3, 2015
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I'd argue it was tbh. Unproven spine with a rookie/nsw cup half, and a fullback/hooker that hadn't excelled in their positions in grade.But it wasnt though. It wasnt a wooden spoon team on paper. Look at that forward pack, full of pros and experience. The fact that people thought Wayne wouldnt get the best out of these guys and finish them out of the wooden spoon spot was doubting Wayne imo.
An aging forward pack, who had been showing signs of lacking punch over the previous season. 3 outside backs who weren't playing first grade, and a second rower. Tom Gilbert was really their only signing that other teams would have been hanging for.
This is what makes it all the more incredible. To polish that turd, into a potential finals side is unbelievable. To say that it should have been seen takes away from how amazing it really is. This team should be at the bottom of the ladder, the fact that they aren't is what makes Bennet the undisputed GOAT.
Doing it with a QLD side to win 2 games is one thing, doing it over the course of a whole NRL season is just crazy.