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Phil Gould has declared Tom Trbojevic the “best attacking power within the sport of rugby league”.

And he is moved to place an finish to the long-running debate of whether or not the Manly celebrity has usurped James Tedesco as one of the best fullback within the NRL.

Talking on Broad World of Sports activities’ Six Tackles with Gus podcast, Gould stated Trbojevic had taken the mantle from the retired Billy Slater, and stated if the Manly No.1 performs all three State of Originclashes, New South Wales will win.

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Gould was additionally requested what it was that gave Trbojevic the title over playmakers like Tedesco and Cameron Munster.

“He is acquired extra to his sport than Tedesco [and] he is a special sort of participant to Munster,” he stated.

“Munster is a good attacking power, clearly, however Tommy has plenty of strings to his bow. 

“His working sport, his passing sport, his physicality. He is an enormous man – individuals do not realise how huge he’s. 

“His pace, his skill to make gamers miss, his sense of timing, his sense of the place to show up in video games.

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“Over a time period you get to see patterns in his play and issues that he appears to be like for.”

Gould stated an instance of his sport sense got here in his strive towards the Eels final week.

“He got here from the opposite facet of the sphere, raced round, may sense a fast play-the-ball near the road, tearing onto a ball and ran over two forwards to attain a strive. 

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“I have been seeing Tommy do this since he was a child, however it’s develop into part of his make-up and he senses it.”

Gould went on to explain Tedesco as a “workhorse” and “like having an additional participant on the sphere”.

“However he is not the attacking power or the menace that Tommy is,” he stated.

Munster, in the meantime, he stated “would not have the strings” Trbojevic does.

“Munster has his kicking sport, he has his passing sport, and he is acquired his uncanny step and dummy, however he would not have all of the strings to his bow that Tommy has.

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“Tommy would not do plenty of that both – they’re completely different gamers, but when I am teaching towards one other staff, Tom Trbojevic  can be the one which strikes most worry into me he would preserve me awake.”

The controversy over whether or not Trbojevic has usurped Tedesco because the NRL’s greatest fullback has been raging for years.

The pair coexist within the NSW Origin staff, with Tedesco holding a mortgage on the No.1 jersey and Trbojevic settling for a spot within the centres.

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