Originally Posted by teke
Florimo was a good player and its good to see your Bears colours shining through but I will say they are both on the same level. Totally different players but still good
Seriously though, I've had this argument with a mate of mine who was a Mundine nuthugger - Florimo was a better all round 5/8th than Mundine ever was.
Florimo had many of the intangible qualities that Mundine lacked - clubmanship, loyalty, leadership etc.
Mundine had a bit of flash, like a touch footy player, but like Sterlo said (to his face) on the Footy Show when he switched over to boxing (in response to Mundine's claims that he was a better 5/8th than Fittler and Daley) - week in, week out, Mundine simply wasn't consistent enough at the position to force Daley and Fittler out of the SOO and Test sides.
The blown try vs Melbourne in the '99 GF is testament to what Mundine was all about on the footy field.