Of course, it's been rife in the NRL for years. An old high school friend was the reserve grade fullback for the Tigers in the mid 2000's and filled in for Brett Hodgson at firsts a few times in the 3 seasons he was there. Amazing player, skilled, agile, with speed to burn.Galic Ho said:Bet you had a fun night tonight?
Cover up? First full game of league I have watched all year was tonight because I had nothing better to do.
Was wall to wall laughs. Both teams are on the gear and well, it's obvious. Mitchell Pearce is a completely different player from years ago when I watched occasionally. Sonny Bill? Full natty man. As for the Newie boys? Yeah I'm sure they are running on pineapple juice and cream puffs only at training. It doesn't take the Ducks Nuts for one to notice the obvious. Buderus is 35, left because he was TOO OLD years back and now is back and looking better than ever (no pun intended with his injury).
You want to get ahead, use a program. Sheesh. The build on most of these guys gives it away. If you're not on something, you're going to get rolled every week.
But of course, only the Roosters are cheating. You enjoy next weekend won't you.
His one issue was that he just couldn't get heavier than about 75-76 kgs naturally even though he's just under 6ft. In his few chances at NRL level he was excellent in attack but just couldn't handle big guys at speed. Even 5-10 years previously he would have been fine but the way players have been bulking up the last 10 -15 years is incredible.
Players like Jason Taylor, Brett Hodgson, Ben Ikin, Michael Potter, Greg Alexander, Chicka Ferguson, Darren Albert and even Darren Lockyer in his early years would be smashed off the park these days.
The steroid and HGH use is getting beyond ludicrous. Dave Taylor putting on nearly 30 kg's in an off season, Danny Buderus coming back bigger, stronger and fitter at 35 than he was at 30, Sonny Bill and Paul Gallen hitting like props, running like centres and looking like cheesegraters is just too much. Even halfbacks look like hookers or centres now, the NRL needs to pull their collective heads out of the sand, fast. Its credibility is getting fragile.