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“Fastest bloke I’ve ever seen”: Larry Corowa on Josh Addo-Carr

14 Nov 22, 7:44PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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During the Rugby League World Cup Josh Addo-Carr has arguably re-asserted himself as the best winger in the game today.

He has scored an astonishing 12 tries in five games for the Kangaroos and is just 80 minutes away from becoming a world champion with his nation.

At the start of 2022 Addo-Carr left the ever-dominant Melbourne Storm to join last year’s wooden spooners the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs.

His time at the club started poorly with the winger experiencing a try-scoring drought and the Bulldogs sitting at the bottom of the ladder; however, the Foxx would end the season with 16 tries as his side went on a strong run under caretaker coach Michael Potter and ended the season in 12th place on the ladder.

There is a saying in sports that it isn’t about how good you say you are but about how good others say you are and Addo-Carr has just received glowing praise from one of the greatest wingers of all time Larry Corowa.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Corowa mesmerized the masses with his blistering pace and try-scoring prowess for the Balmain Tigers and in a recent interview with Channel Nine’s The Mole he spoke highly of Addo-Carr.

“He’s [Addo-Carr’s] the fastest bloke I’ve ever seen – the acceleration is incredible,” Corowa said.

“I’ve been a big fan since I first saw him play as a young kid with the Tigers.

“You just can’t give him an inch – he will punish you.

“He is a fantastic winger, up there with the best we have seen.

Corowa then revealed who he thinks would win in a race between Addo-Carr and himself at his peak.

“I reckon it would be a dead heat,” Corowa laughed.

Next year is shaping up to be huge for Addo-Carr.

Off the back of his World Cup performance he is close to a shoo-in for New South Wales State of Origin selection in 2023 and the Bulldogs can only be expected to build on their great end to last season, not to mention the fact that Addo-Carr is currently the people’s favourite to take over from the recently retired Josh Jackson as the club’s captain.

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