He changed the way second rowers played the game.

That is the general consensus amongst those that saw the legendary Bob McCarthy play, who made wide running forwards the norm rather than the exception in the sport we love today.

Speaking to Channel Nine’s The Sunday Footy Show for their Legend of League segment, McCarthy explained how he started to run the ball wide of the ruck.

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