WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Bradford players that retired too soon

Board index Championship Bradford Bulls - RedAmberandBlack.net Bradford players that retired too soon

Bradford players that retired too soon Wed May 06, 2020 1:18 pm  

User avatarPumpetypump wrote:
Pumpetypump User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:55 pm
Posts: 7320
Location: LS9

I was thinking the other day of various Northern and Bulls greats who were still doing a good job, had more to offer but called it quits, for reasons other than injury. Off the top of my head there was:

Marcus Bai - Was aging but still quality. I think he signed on for another year then changed his mind.
Karl Fairbank - Retired prematurely imo probably because Super League had just started and being full-time and a farmer isn't compatible. I'd have liked to see him as a full-timer even at 33.
Joe Vagana - Still a monster even in his final year. Broke his arm in 2008 and retired that year aged about 32. Could have still done a job
Christian Richardson - played once for Hunslet Academy and then lost to the game. Absolute talent. Became a moderator.

Who else?
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Wed May 06, 2020 2:19 pm  

M@islebugs wrote:
M@islebugs Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 2:31 pm
Posts: 1653
Steve Mcbanana and James Lowes should have never retired from playing irrespective of their age and performance.
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Wed May 06, 2020 3:20 pm  

User avatarle penguin wrote:
le penguin User avatar
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:58 pm
Posts: 494
Location: the middle of nowhere, the centre of everywhere
Stanley Gene had at least another decade left in him.

Think a few aussies could have kept on going for another season if they weren't far from home. Graeme Bradley, Brad Mackay, ...

What ever happened to Jon Scales?
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Wed May 06, 2020 4:25 pm  

User avatarBulls4 wrote:
Bulls4 User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:23 pm
Posts: 536
Location: 7th
One springs to mind.

Didn’t Bryn Hargreaves retire from the game fairly young about 27 or so? Although I think he was very unhappy with the state of the game at the time and landed a decent job outside of the game. At least the bulls showed him how stable a rugby league career could have been oh wait....
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Wed May 06, 2020 10:27 pm  

Johnbulls wrote:
Johnbulls Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:37 pm
Posts: 324
Didnt Lauaki retire early but just forgot to tell us all.
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Thu May 07, 2020 4:04 pm  

User avatarPumpetypump wrote:
Pumpetypump User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:55 pm
Posts: 7320
Location: LS9

Johnbulls wrote:
Didnt Lauaki retire early but just forgot to tell us all.


Sadly we've had a few like that mate. Ran on the pitch and then acted entirely retired for 80 minutes.
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Thu May 07, 2020 5:00 pm  

User avatarpaulwalker71 wrote:
paulwalker71 User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:51 pm
Posts: 4254
Location: Bradford
Sadly we've had a few like that mate. Ran on the pitch and then acted entirely retired for 80 minutes.


If only... Lauaki could barely last ten minutes before blowing out of his ass!

One who drifted away whilst I think still had a lot of potential was Dave Halley
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Tue May 12, 2020 11:27 am  

User avatarex Bull Dog wrote:
ex Bull Dog User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:42 am
Posts: 2149
le penguin wrote:
What ever happened to Jon Scales?


Went playing Union with his mate Kern Yates at Broughton Park I think. Saw him playing years back at Leo's 7's in Leeds. Glad I didn't play him
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Tue May 19, 2020 11:59 am  

User avatarSeagulls wrote:
Seagulls User avatar
Stevo's Armpit

Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:58 am
Posts: 45
I think sir Keith Mumby had a couple more years left. Tackled round the legs
Re: Bradford players that retired too soon Tue May 19, 2020 4:21 pm  

User avatarBulliac wrote:
Bulliac User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:12 pm
Posts: 10827
Location: Bradbados
Seeing the name, 'Le Penguin' reminds of another Bulls' great who left the team a little early. Mind, that was due to a certain referee who allegedly repaid a few grudges by sending him off* when we were in the driving seat at Saints in the play-off a game we sere definitely going to win. So Hail Graeme Bradley, who could easily have done an extra fifty minutes of that match and probably another play-off game.

*I base my claims on the fact he was found not guilty by the RFL committee.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

Build Bridges NOT Walls
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 34 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.

Return to Bradford Bulls - RedAmberandBlack.net


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
5,073,6281,21078,2314,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and fixtures and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
Please Support RLFANS.COM


YOU HAVE RL FIXTURES OFF
RLFANS Recent Posts