THE GREATEST STRIKE CENTRE
NRL.com currently have voting for best player in each position.
I thought I would look at the best strike centre, in my opinion
There is no doubt the Broncos were the team of the 90’s
4 Premierships in 7 years.
Langer, Lockyer, Walters, Tallis, Webcke, Sailor…the list goes on.
Renouf was also an integral part of the 90’s Broncos.
In and out of the team in 89/90, he would win the 1990 reserve grade Premiership, before cementing his place in the starting side in 1991 with 15 tries from 20 games, and QLD rewarding him with a spot on the bench in game 1 of that State of Origin series.
He would go on to make 13 appearances for the Maroons
The next year after lighting up the season with a memorable length of the field try in the Grand Final win over the Dragons, Renouf would make his Australian Debut in the World Cup final, scoring the only try in Australia’s 10-6 victory.
Renouf scored 11 tries in his 10 appearances for the Kangaroos.
Renouf’s try scoring strike rate over his 11 year career (140 tries in 169 games at Centre, S/R – 1.20 games per try) was phenomenal, bettered only by winger Ken Irvine.
7 players for the Broncos have scored 4 tries in a match, with Renouf the only one to do it multiple times. 5 times in fact.
Renouf’s time in Australia was cut short due to injury. A broken foot at age 28 forced him to retire from rep footy, with a broken arm just after his 29th birthday ending his Australian career.
Spending 2 years in England where he scored 43 tries in 59 games, showed that he still had it, and we missed some vintage years from “The Pearl”
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