General Fox Final 2019

playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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Mighty Mt Albert Vs. Howick Hornets. Looking forward to it at Mt Smart. I think some useless team is playing afterwards.
 
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Weno

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Nov 3, 2012
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Go Howick?are they under dog?
Enlighten a Waikato man please.
 

Sledge

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Apr 10, 2016
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Howick are the underdogs I’d say, they played a couple of weeks ago and Mt Albert won 18-4
 

playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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Feels a bit like they devalued the final by having it as the curtain raiser for the Warriors.
Back in the day, the Fox final crowd would have been far bigger than the current warriors crowds.
 
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playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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I wonder if the Warriors recruiting will bother to get to the ground earlier to watch the Fox Final? They may see a player or two worth having a punt on.
There are some good RL names in the Mt Albert team ... Ropati (son of John),* Hiley (son of Greg), Ackland (son of John). All Uni students too, so have the smarts.
* assuming he’s picked
 

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Waterboy
Jul 1, 2018
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I wonder if the Warriors recruiting will bother to get to the ground earlier to watch the Fox Final? They may see a player or two worth having a punt on.
There are some good RL names in the Mt Albert team ... Ropati (son of John),* Hiley (son of Greg), Ackland (son of John). All Uni students too, so have the smarts.
* assuming he’s picked
Warriors recruitment had Ackland and let him go. He has been brilliant in the Fox. They also had
I wonder if the Warriors recruiting will bother to get to the ground earlier to watch the Fox Final? They may see a player or two worth having a punt on.
There are some good RL names in the Mt Albert team ... Ropati (son of John),* Hiley (son of Greg), Ackland (son of John). All Uni students too, so have the smarts.
* assuming he’s picked
Warriors had Ackland and Fineanganofo and weren’t interested in signing them, they have got better and better at Mt Albert. Recruitment at warriors non existent never at games to see who is around. Hopefully anyone playing today that’s good enough to play NRL gets picked up by a club that can coach, warriors have shown the have the worst coaching staff in the NRL.
 
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dean

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Mar 13, 2016
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The Fox doesn't seem to be of any interest to the Warriors. Is it that bad. They seem to be more interested in secondary schools first15 comps. I realise those comps have some great athletes but surely there must be other routes to the Warriors and the local competition should be one.
 
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Fearmuss

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Mar 4, 2016
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Haha, Lions will be spewing when they see how forward that was :p

Losing the GF from a grid iron pass lol.
 

playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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I really enjoyed the game.The fans were very tribal and passionate - just like being back at Carlaw Park. Shame that the Lions went down but Howick are a good club.
The current Warriors could learn a lot from these 2 sides, especially wanting to do the best for your team mates, supporters, coaching staff etc.

BTw ... all of the Mt Albert points came from ex St Peters boys
 
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mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
The Fox doesn't seem to be of any interest to the Warriors. Is it that bad. They seem to be more interested in secondary schools first15 comps. I realise those comps have some great athletes but surely there must be other routes to the Warriors and the local competition should be one.
Of all the players who have debuted in the last 10 years do you know how many came through the Fox Memorial and had no junior association with any NRL club?

Two players. Suaia Matagi and Manu Ma'u. And the only reason why they weren't part of any junior system is because they went to jail as juniors. No one is going to waste time and resources on such slim pickings.

I can guarantee you that there isn't a single kid playing Fox that hasn't already had a scout from at least 5 clubs casting an eye over them...
 

Far North Forever

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Mar 5, 2013
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Northland
Of all the players who have debuted in the last 10 years do you know how many came through the Fox Memorial and had no junior association with any NRL club?

Two players. Suaia Matagi and Manu Ma'u. And the only reason why they weren't part of any junior system is because they went to jail as juniors. No one is going to waste time and resources on such slim pickings.

I can guarantee you that there isn't a single kid playing Fox that hasn't already had a scout from at least 5 clubs casting an eye over them...
Absolutely if they're not in the Nrl system somewhere (Junior Squads, QCup, NSWCup etc) then they are definately 4/5th cab off the rank.
 
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