General "DIGGING UP THE PAST" Part one

da mad maori

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Right Oh fellow fans.
I'm gonna name 3 ex-warriors.In your own words and your own thinking, share with us yor thought on each of them.

1..............MARK TOOKEY
2..............Tony TUIMAVAVAE
3..............JASON DEATH

Part two of three will be on Sunday

Cheers.
 

Ronnie_7_old

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Tooks - Had some really great games. I keep remembering the time he caught the kick off on the full in the Warriors in-goal area and put his foot outside the field of play to get the Warriors the ball back.

Tuimavavae - Can't really remember him playing I wasn't as hard out into league back then as I am now

Doc - Wasn't the BEST player in the world but certainly wasn't the worst either. Was sad to see him go though and to the Rabbitohs at that.
 

warriors4life_old

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Mark Tookey: Remember the same thing as Ronnie7 about him catching the ball with his foot over the line and also remember hearing about him being the fattest guy in the NRL. And in 2004 against the Tigers when we were beat 50-4 he scored the Warriors only try. Also in the game against the Cowboys in 2002 when he caught the ball from the kick off and ran it back, making a line break and running about 50 metres before Toopi finished it off for a try.

Tony Tuimavave: A bit before my time so don't reallly know much about him but my dad speaks highly of him.

Jason Death: A solid player and I remember the first time I watched him v the Storm at Ericsson when the Warriors won 14-6, but that's all I remember about him, except for Costigan making parodies of his last name when he wanted to.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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Mark Tookey was always good for entertainment value, but I only ever felt he had one really good season, that being 2002. He had a golden run early on that season when he scored a couple of freakish tries. Anyone remember the Stacey banana kick that he snatched mid-air and went over against the Tigers? Also the break he made straight from the kickoff that led to back to back tries against the Cowboys?

I was living in Brisbane and he was being talked up big time for the Origin spot. Sadly I think his form dipped away in 2003 when that Origin dream seemed to become too distant for him, and then the emergence of Villisanti as a quality front rower sealed his fate.

I was always a big fan of Tuimavavae. In the bad years of the late 90's he was the one you could always rely on to put in a top effort. Hugely underrated compared to some of the other high profile players who were at the Warriors then, but on performance there were few better in my opinion.

I always find it hard to come up with proper words for Jason Death. He wasn't a flashy player, but at the same time he had more skills than the standard workaholic tackling machine. He was a character for sure, but while he was with us was one of our most consistent players. Purchasing him along with Robert Mears proved to one of the few great moves Warriors management made back then. I guess that's what the current management is thinking in regards to the signings of Luck and Gatis so their presence in the side in some ways could be contributed to the success Death had. The Warriors gave him a chance and he repaid their faith with some top performances on a regular basis.
 

Ronnie_7_old

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KeepingTheFaith said:
Anyone remember the Stacey banana kick that he snatched mid-air and went over against the Tigers?

Haha yeah I remember that one and the comentators were stunned. They were stunned when he did the foot over the dead ball line manouver too I think both times they were comparing him to a ballerina.LOL
 

AliN_old

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1..............MARK TOOKEY
2..............Tony TUIMAVAVAE
3..............JASON DEATH


1..............MARK TOOKEY

Copped a fair bit of criticism for his weight but on tghe field he responed to TOOOKS! at Ericsson and seeing him score a try, the smile was magic.
Off the field, a real nice guy for an Aussie. Perfect host on the Grand Final tour with the Mad Butch.

2..............Tony TUIMAVAVAE

Has the Chief stopped playing yet? Was still playing Bartercard. A leader on the field for me, and the young guys responded. Excellent 2nd rower, always in support.

3..............JASON DEATH

Was gutted when he left the club. Another Aussie who wasn't all that bad. Seemed to be always in support and it was noticed when he left the field. Great dummy half running and defence. And apparently a good fisherman.
 

Kav_old

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Tookey - played below his weight except when contract negotiations were nigh.

Tuimavavae - "Chief" was my favourite player bar Monty - ultra consistent, a guy who showed and earnt a lot of mana on the football field.

Death - played above his weight. A real showman with his little dances and flashy smile; there was no shortage of confidence or performance with Deathy.
 

LeagueNut_old

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Mark Tookey: Was here for five seasons, but only really fired for the 2002 season. A great personality to have in the team, and always got the crowds rarked up. It's a shame that his weight problems weren't always kept under control. (But I know how he feels!!)

Tony Tuimavave: One of the originals. Could always be depended on to do the hard work, and he commanded a presence in the forwards. He liked to show off his kicking skills as well, often trying grubber kicks that only occasionally worked.

Jason Death: Another infectious personality within the team. Really seemed to settle in well here, and played some of his best footy in the #9 jersey for us. He was actually our Player of the Year in 1999! Something about his departure never sat well with me, reading between the lines I think there were some disagreements between Death & Daniel Anderson ... but that's just speculation.
 

jaws_old

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Tooks was a really funny guy. We would spend hours together doing donuts in his mini round the streets of Auckland. It would get a bit uncomfortable though when Tooks had had a big night the night before on the chilli dogs.
 

JonB_old

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Tookey- at best inspiring
Tuimavae- heart of a warrior
Death- a real league player, head and heart.
 

playdaball_old

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Tookey - Used to like it when he got the ball. The crowd would give it the old, " Too, Too, Too". Agree with Kav, he seemd to perform around new contract time. He performed well in in 2001/02.

Chief - Solid player and a real clubman. His game changed alot over the years since he burst onto the scene with Mt Albert and Northcote. Had a positive effect on the young PI Boys. Played way above his 'weight'. An asset to the club. Would love to see another guy like him at the club.

Death - One of the better 'purchases'. Played in a difficult time at the Warriors. A very good hooker/ Loose forward. Hats off to Mark Graham for getting him to come over. Would love to see another guy like him at the club - Gatis perhaps?
 

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