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The Greater Tiger? Rance or Grimes

Who is the greater tiger?


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Sintiger

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Aug 11, 2010
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I have some great memories of Rance, like when he basically single handedly kept us in front in 2014 in the last game against Sydney as an example.

However I watched the 2017 grand final again a few weeks ago and early in the 2nd quarter we were maybe 12-13 points down and Douglas speered a pass into the forward 50 to a leading Tex Walker. The ball was heading on to his chest when Alex Rance enters the play from nowhere almost horizontal to the ground and double fisted the ball 15 metres away. That resulted in Jack's first goal.

That was Alex Rance, I am not sure any other key defender could do that stuff.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Grimes is the player he is because he was reared and mentored by the Tross Man.

Rance Leppitsch and Rutten.

Its why our defence is what it is today.
 
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CarnTheTiges

This is a REAL tiger
Mar 8, 2004
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I have some great memories of Rance, like when he basically single handedly kept us in front in 2014 in the last game against Sydney as an example.

However I watched the 2017 grand final again a few weeks ago and early in the 2nd quarter we were maybe 12-13 points down and Douglas speered a pass into the forward 50 to a leading Tex Walker. The ball was heading on to his chest when Alex Rance enters the play from nowhere almost horizontal to the ground and double fisted the ball 15 metres away. That resulted in Jack's first goal.

That was Alex Rance, I am not sure any other key defender could do that stuff.
The game against Port in 2017, when they tagged him. They tagged a defender to omit his output! No other player in the game could make the opposition do that. It almost worked, too, except that at halftime Alex took off the Clark Kent glasses, replaced them with his Superman cape and proceeded to give his opponent an absolute bath and we won the game. Grimes is great, but Rance was greater. We were privileged to see players like Rance, Dusty and Jack all in the same side.
 
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Sintiger

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The game against Port in 2017, when they tagged him. They tagged a defender to omit his output! No other player in the game could make the opposition do that. It almost worked, too, except that at halftime Alex took off the Clark Kent glasses, replaced them with his Superman cape and proceeded to give his opponent an absolute bath and we won the game. Grimes is great, but Rance was greater. We were privileged to see players like Rance, Dusty and Jack all in the same side.
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