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- Jun 21, 2012
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Yeah Steve is with the Cutters, along with Sio, but unfortunately Steve won't be playing this season. Tore his Archilles on the last session before Xmas.Unsure what he's up to now but meant to be back in NZ after leaving Salford. Will need to revisit this post soon...
Super League: Steve Rapira given compassionate leave by Salford Red Devils
Last Updated: 26/08/14 5:12pm
Steve Rapira: Allowed to return to New Zealand by Salford Red Devils
Salford Red Devils forward Steve Rapira has returned to New Zealand on compassionate leave.
The 25-year-old forward, who joined on a two-year contract from New Zealand Warriors last September, has been an ever-present since Iestyn Harris took over as head coach in April.
He will miss Sunday's Super League game at Wakefield after flying home but is hoping to return before the end of the season.
"At the moment he is planning to return."
Vickers on Rapira
"We will keep in further discussions with Steve ," said Salford chief executive Martin Vickers. "At the moment he is planning to return."
Vickers also confirmed that Australian scrum-half Tim Smith, who made his Red Devils debut against Wakefield in February, will be free to face his parent club on Sunday.
Smith, who is under contract with Salford next season, rejoined the Wildcats on loan in June and the Yorkshire club are hoping to make the move permanent.
Steve Rapira has signed for the Mackay Cutters...
Mackay Cutters Gains & Losses
Fri 28th November, 04:37PM
Josh Benjamin is off to Redcliffe next season. SMP Images
IN a major coup for the Mackay Cutters, former North Queensland Cowboys, New Zealand Warriors and Salford Reds’ forward Steve Rapira has signed with the club. It will continue a rugby league career which has included 57 games in the NRL and UK Super League.
Samoan Test hooker and 2013 Warriors NYC Player of the Year Michael Sio has also signed up with the club and is looking to make his mark in the Intrust Super Cup competition and boost his chances of securing an NRL contract in the near future.
Jess back in the mines retired from footy nowJesse was plucked from the mines in Newcastle to play for the Warriors and headed back there after he retired from the game. Anyone in the Kuri Kuri region able to confirm he is still there and playing league for the Kuri Kuri club???
Glad to have struck off another two players off this list in Brady Malam and Jason Temu.
That draws to an end this project for now. After viewing thousands and thousands of links this is the best I can come up with. Thanks to those who have provided tips and leads.
The following players still have a question mark over their current status.
13. Tony Tuimavave - 45 - ??? Link
14. Se'e Solomona - 49 - ??? Living in Townsville Link
16. Jason Mackie - 45 - ??? Link
19. Syd Eru - 43 - ??? Link
31. Mark Carter - 46 - ??? Link
37. Brady Malam - 41 - ??? Still living in Auckland but thats I can find out at the moment Link
38. Bryan Henare - 40 - ??? Still living in Auckland but thats I can find out at the moment Link
45. Paul Staladi - 39 - ??? Link
49. David Bailey - 45 - ???Link
54. Zane Clark - ???Link
60. Terry Hermansson - ??? Possibly living in Christchurch Link
63. Peter Lewis - 35 - ??? Link
69. John Simon - 42 - ??? Link
74. Matt Spence - 38 - ??? Link
80. Shontayne Hape - 33 - ??? Travelling the world at the moment Link
84. Jonathan Smith - 35 - ??? Link
89. Jason Temu - 42 - ??? Living in Auckland Link
95. John Carlaw - 39 - ??? Possibly medical supplies sales
106. Vince Mellars - 30 - ??? Possibly retired and living in Brisbane Link
116. Shannon Stowers - 35 - ??? Link
120. Paul Atkins - 32 -??? Link
132. Wade McKinnon - 33 - ??? Link
133. Michael Crockett - ??? Link
134. Michael Witt - 31 - ??? Retired from Rugby League and looking to get into coaching Link
141. Russell Packer - 25 - ??? Just released from jail Link
155. Siuatonga Likiliki - 24 - ??? Living in Gold Coast, Australia and currently without a contract Link
161. Mataupu Poching - 26 - ??? Link
Some are in between careers, looking for new clubs, have disappeared without a trace or in the case of Russell Packer theyre on bail. The search, as always, is ongoing and if anyone can provide even the slightest clue for me to follow up on then please let me know by posting or private message.
If you find any new updates on existing ones or problems with links also let me know. Dont forget the first post on this thread has the full player list with links.
Just in case you havent already worked it out the number after the players name is their current age...