Bevan French

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Exiled Wiganer wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:40 am I think French is the finest overseas back we have had since the 80s in terms of his top end brilliance, all round excellence and extraordinary consistency. I also think Wardle is the best centre we have had since Connolly, and that Marshall is the finest winger week in and week out for a very long time. Oh, and on his day I think Field is the most exciting 1 we have had since young Sam, Smith the best 7 since Lam and Thompson the highest quality prop for a very long time.

What is extraordinary about these players is that, Thompson aside, none of them came to us as 100% world class players. Their levels of performance are down to the club, and Peet in particular. In a funny sort of way it makes our current genius levels of brilliance even more satisfying than when we used to buy in ready made world class stars.
Bevan is a joy to watch!!
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Hes definately up there with ella, kenny and barret.Yea dont forget Ella just coz he didnt win the CC.Like moto said he would defo make it now in the nrl( as a fullback).The last two seasons some of their fillbacks arnt the best defensively.Gutherson,drinkwater,papenhauzen are a few of many
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Charriots Offiah wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:43 am Very good player but not in the class of Kenny and Miles in my view.
I disagree. Completely different types of player. Kenny was more a silky player in the Wardle mould. Check out the French highlights reel from last night and tell me Kenny could have done any of that! Every bit as good in a Wigan jersey as either of those two players and he's done it over many more seasons.
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Brett Kenny was an arrogant lazy player talented yes but a total tool
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Re: Bevan French

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I met him in 2007 and had a long conversation with him. He was lovely. He was also the finest 6 I have seen in my life (in my opinion).
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Exiled Wiganer wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 2:32 pm I met him in 2007 and had a long conversation with him. He was lovely. He was also the finest 6 I have seen in my life (in my opinion).
But was he also the best fullback and winger? ;)

French is literally the only player who could slot in at all 3 positions and still be the best in the league! Tomkins possibly in 2 of them but no one that I can think of in all 3.
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Re: Bevan French

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moto748 wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:49 am We didn't have them for five years, though!
But that is not the point being made.
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Re: Bevan French

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moto748 wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:50 am Although, "not as good as Brett Kenny" is hardly a slagging-off! :D
Very true.
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Re: Bevan French

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fozzie58 wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:17 am
Charriots Offiah wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:43 am Very good player but not in the class of Kenny and Miles in my view.
Agreed Kenny was and still for me the best player I’ve seen in a Wigan shirt,just a shame it wasn’t for longer.

But Bevan though…I mean cmon what a player
I agree.
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Re: Bevan French

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Flash wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:22 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:43 am Very good player but not in the class of Kenny and Miles in my view.
I disagree. Completely different types of player. Kenny was more a silky player in the Wardle mould. Check out the French highlights reel from last night and tell me Kenny could have done any of that! Every bit as good in a Wigan jersey as either of those two players and he's done it over many more seasons.
Brent Kenny was world class, look at his NRL reels.
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