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Gaz Hock retires.
Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Posted by Levrier on Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm
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What could we do with a player of his talent now? He could have been a legend at Wigan. Thanks for the memories anyway.
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Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Posted by The Whiffy Kipper on Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:17 pm
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Thanks for the drug ban and the following bad attitude
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
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Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Posted by Grimmy on Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:04 pm
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From being one of GB's best players whilst beating Australia on their own turf, to coming off the bench for Leigh. Massive waste of talent, he really could have done it all.
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Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:41 pm
Posted by NickyKiss on Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:41 pm
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The absolute biggest waste of a supreme god given talent I’ve seen. He had pretty much everything and should’ve won numerous trophies, individual awards, international caps and probably played down under (where he would’ve dominated).

I’m glad I got to watch him play but saddened he didn’t hit the heights he should have. I’d love to think there’s another Gareth Hock in the Wigan junior system somewhere ready to come through but only this time that player has the sense to make the most of their talent.
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Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Posted by fleabag on Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:58 pm
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Truly a wasted talent. Could have been an RL great.

They don't come along very often players of his calibre. But to throw it all away, is nothing short of a tragedy.

Both my late dad and I used love his work on that left hand side. He was devastating.
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Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Posted by Itchy Arsenal on Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:03 pm
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Truly a wasted talent. Could have been an RL great.

They don't come along very often players of his calibre. But to throw it all away, is nothing short of a tragedy.

Both my late dad and I used love his work on that left hand side. He was devastating.


I loved watching Hock play.
I will never tire of watching his try versus saints at magic weekend when he went around fatty Wellens with ease.
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Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Posted by Wigan6/Leeds1 Andy on Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 pm
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And Radlinski confirms why he shouldn't be in his role at Wigan by confirming he tried to sign him for this season.
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Post Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 am
Posted by jinkin jimmy on Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 am
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Will go Down as one of the most wasted talents ever to play the game
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Post Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 am
Posted by tugglesf78 on Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 am
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In his prime (and i mean only in his prime...) he was the best Back rower i've seen in 30 years of watching Wigan. I include people like Betts, Houghton etc or anyone from 1988 onwards.

from 2006 - 2009 His only peers during that time were Gareth Ellis and Moz but id argue that if Hock had not been a bellend, then he would have surpassed both

Id have him better than Fitzgibbon, Watmough or anyone that NZ or Aus could supply

He was a beast of a player that was an absolute joy to watch with ball in hand.

Him and Harrigan are my all time favourite 2nd rowers ever. Id include SBW but hes a loose really

Edit - just seen that Harigan actually played prop for the majority of his career...

So ignore me. I obviously aint got a clue :lol:
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Post Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:54 am
Posted by Azul on Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:54 am
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Wigan6/Leeds1 Andy wrote:
And Radlinski confirms why he shouldn't be in his role at Wigan by confirming he tried to sign him for this season.


He hasn’t admitted that, as he?
I don’t bother reading any of the media fronted crap that comes out the club these days so hadnt bothered reading Rads opinion on Hock.

Agree with most of the above, however. One of the biggest wastes of talent I’ve ever seen. One of the best on his day and it’s true he should’ve gone to Aus and been a rip roaring success. Instead it was Widnes & Leigh.
Such a shame.
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