It’s been an interesting season so far with plenty of talking points. What I’d like to focus on though are the players who just aren’t performing to the high and consistent standards of the club level.

They’re not necessarily overrated but for this season at least, they’re certainly underachieving. I'd go so far as to call them duds.


a thing that fails to work properly or is otherwise unsatisfactory or worthless.

not working or meeting standards; faulty.

So, with the definition above fresh in your mind, here are my Top 5 duds of 2017.


Michael Lichaa

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs - Hooker

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Michael Lichaa of the Bulldogs passes during the round 17 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on June 30, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Lichaa joined the Bulldogs from the Sharks back in 2015 after signing a three-year deal in 2014 after claiming a host of personal accomplishments and trophies during his junior career making him an attractive replacement for the departing Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis.

Fast forward to 2017 and the Lebanese International is fast becoming a villain amongst the fans as he’s failed to deliver as an adequate replacement for his Origin predecessor, and club captain, Michael Ennis.

I think adequate is a little soft because he’s literally looked lost on the field all year round. His awareness, decision making, passing and direction have been poor. He’s been outclassed by his opposite number in every game.

Lichaa has 1 try and 0 assists this season in 14 games. His average run metres currently stands at 43.6 with 19 missed tackles.


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