You've definitely jumped the gun big time with Uate. One season doesn't make a career. He definately broke out as an elite player last season but he has to follow that through this year and beyond. Alot of people are the same with SKD rating him one of the best centres in the game as well.
They don't make wingers like they used to.. Nathan Blacklock one of the most prolific try-scorers in the modern day game, Wendell Sailor is a dual code International also.
How many natural wingers have made rep football in the recent era?. How many times have blokes like Brent Tate or Greg Inglis or Israel Folau been forced to play on the wing due to the high amount of talent in the centres?.
Brett Morris is the only natural winger in recent times that has played Origin Football in recent times, and also has played for Australia, For Queensland the "wingers" in recent times have been several names like Fullback Darius Boyd, Centre Greg Inglis, Centre Brent Tate. I can't rememeber when the last time a natural winger made the Queensland Origin Team, NSW have tried recent options like Anthony Quinn, James McManus & Steve Turner and they haven't been up to origin standard and looking higher up Jarryd Hayne has also forced to play wing for NSW because the lack of depth of good NRL wingers.
Backdate to a few years to Origin in the late 90's, early 00's with Lote Tuqiri and Wendell Sailor wingers for QLD and also you can't forget Matty Sing either.
Rod Wishart, Andrew Ettinghausen are great wingers who have played for NSW over the past 15 years. What other Memorable wingers have there been since?.