Rugby league terrific Phil Gould has actually revealed how NRL wingers are being pushed by their managers to make more money by changing position.
Melbourne Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr, who is anticipated to be released by the club on compassionate grounds at the end of the season, revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald the other day of his desire to switch to fullback when he finds a brand-new club.
” I would not mind challenging myself. I played fullback in under-20s and all of my junior footy,” he stated.
Previous Jillaroos star Allana Ferguson admitted she was skeptical Addo-Carr might make the switch to fullback too.
Ferguson said while she “cant imagine he d be a horrendous fullback”, modern-day NRL No. 1s carry a heavy work which might be difficult for a gamer with very little first-grade experience because role.
” I know that position is important and takes a lot of time to learn,” Ferguson said.
” Theres a lot on your hands. Its not simply stay out on your wing and take a bit of pressure off, starting the sets and rounding off with tries.
” Theres a great deal of arranging and a lot that you require to see. You require to check out both attack and defence of both sides for the full 80 minutes.
” Im not exactly sure if he can manage that, just since I havent seen him in that function.
” Its extremely difficult for me to state yes or no, however theres a lot more that enters it and a lot more you require in your collection to be a great fullback.”
Josh Addo-Carr (Getty) Gould said Addo-Carr could play fullback for a bottom-four side but urged the 25-year-old to stick with the Storm and continue challenging for premierships rather of out-pricing himself.
” Thats the concern, they out-price themselves,” Gould added.
” If Im him, Im remaining at the Melbourne Storm and winning four or five premierships and playing with representative gamers.
” If I move, I wish to go to a club with terrific halves and excellent playmakers and score great deals of tries. Its not everything about cash.
” He can play fullback for a bottom-four side if he desired, but it will not last long.”
Munsters long pass establishes Addo-Carr
” Why is that? Since centres and fullbacks get more cash.
” Fullbacks get a great deal of cash, so if youre going to sell yourself, offer yourself as a fullback.
” I dont desire to see him play fullback, hes a winger. I understand hes had a desire to come to Sydney for a long time and he would be a great pick-up.
” Hes a try-scorer, hes a match-winner, hes a match-saver, hes an Origin-class gamer, hes a great footballer – however hes not a fullback.”
Josh Addo-Carr (Getty) When asked if Addo-Carr might make a successful switch to fullback, Gould revealed how player managers have been pressing their customers to chase after more money by taking on a more prominent position on the field.
The former NSW Origin coach said the Storm speedster is a true winger – not a fullback.
” Every month, player managers send out clubs their list of players available,” Gould told Wide World of Sports Final Whistle.
” They note them by position. Theres never a winger on the list, theyre constantly a centre or fullback.
Is Josh Addo-Carr a winger or fullback?
Addo-Carr as a winger has scored 73 tries from 97 first grade looks while likewise featuring at representative level for New South Wales and Test level for the Kangaroos.
Gamers changing from wing to fullback is far from unusual. Most recently Cowboys star Valentine Holmes played in the No. 1 jersey after formerly using the wing when he was with Cronulla.