Sunday, December 11, 2011

Supporters View: David Harris

Like his team mate Troy O'Sullivan, the granite like and nuggety David Harris is a whole hearted 80 minute player who never gives an inch. He is typical old fashioned-type workhorse player who alternated between lock and second row during 2011 who is not unlike a very young Les Boyd (circa 1976). He charges into the much bigger opposing forward packs without fear and brings down those same forwards with crunching tackles. David is as tough as they come who shows controlled aggression but never takes a backward step (as Manly halfback Liam Foran found out in their clash at Campbelltown this year). I remember the game against Canterbury at Crest Stadium this year were the magpies lost in the last 90 secs, David was in the thick of the action and suffered a hand injury late in the game but refused to leave the field. He was totally exhausted after the match and like all the magpie players that day, was totally distraught having lost that game. The fact that David was leading the NSW Cup player of the year award up to the final round and then missed the final game through injury ( and he would have been seriosuly injured not to have played ) just about says it all about him. He is also a local magpie having played his junior football at the Campbellown City Kangaroos before having a brief stint the the Canterbury juniors. David should be knocking at the door for selection in the Wests Tigers forward pack in 2012. Let's hope so.

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