The Set Of Six – Mediocre NRL Players: Cronulla Sharks

Who remembers that god awful Reality TV Show ‘The Shire’ from the dark days of Channel 10 in 2012?

This was the TV program which gave us alluring characters, like pole dancer Nikee – what a pretentiously swaggalicious way to spell her name. Try saying pretentiously swaggalicious that 10 times fast. Try caring even more.

I bet this show hadn’t crossed your mind recently.

Although that’s what we do here at Inside Feed with The Set Of Six.

We give rise to blasts from the past, or anyone from the present who represents mediocrity, in the most fascinating of ways.

So what better way to indulge in the greatest Mediocre NRL Players of the past 10 years from controversy merchants the Cronulla Sharks, then by drawing comparisons with this stain on Australian Television?


Beau Ryan (2013-2014) – 22 Games, 7 Tries

Beau Ryan’s legacy in the game of Rugby League will forever be his comedic role on The NRL Footy Show. However, what gets largely forgotten, is that Beau was actually a fairly decent footy player as well.

Spending the majority of his career at the Wests Tigers (2007-2012), the crafty winger had quick wheels and a sensational knack of scoring, especially with his trademark grubber and chase close to the line.

One might say – Beau Knows how to find a Try…… HA HA HA laughing face emoji’s all-round.

His most famous Cronulla Sharks contribution, will always be scoring the infamous 7th tackle try in a 2013 knockout final against NQ Cowboys. That gaff was true Rugby League comedy at its most innocent, thus Ryan finding himself as the man to score it was like a gift from the Rugby League Gods.

God Bless You Beau.

Did You Know: In late 2014, the year injury forced his playing retirement, he managed to release a rap single titled ‘Where You From?’ featuring Justice Crew.

Jonathan Wright (2013-2014) – 41 Games, 8 Tries

Now for another outside back from the post ASADA Supplements Scandal era at Cronulla, Jonathan Wright is a retired veteran of 5 clubs. So obviously, he was so very mediocre during his playing days.

He could have shown up on this list for any of his 5 clubs, but his 41 games for Cronulla is more than he managed in tenures with Parramatta, Canterbury, NZ Warriors and Manly.

Come on Jono, 8 tries in 41 games, and you were a winger no less. That is a real measly effort bro.

Although do spare a thought for the bloke. In the space of a decade, he had 5 clubs which is practically a third of the competition, pawn him off to the next sucker – I mean wished him well in his future endeavours.

However, he did play in a Grand Final for the Bulldogs in 2012, so that’s something he achieved that Wally Lewis did not.

Expect Jono Wright to appear on the next Immortal shortlist.

Ben Pomeroy (2006-2013) – 158 Games, 53 Tries

Ok, this guy was cool.

Doubling as an undercover WWE Superstar in training during his time in the Shire, Pomeroy developed a reputation as somewhat of a hitman. Big Bad Ben Pomeroy loved a shoulder charge back in the day. Rushing out of th