General Tahu out for 6 weeks

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PARRAMATTA centre Timana Tahu is likely to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a knee injury.

Tahu damaged medial ligaments in his right knee in the final minutes of New South Wales's 16-14 loss to Queensland in the State of Origin decider at Telstra Dome in Melbourne last night.

Doctors expect that scans tomorrow will confirm Tahu faces a lengthy lay-off.

"I ended up colliding with (Morons fullback Clinton) Schifcofske and someone's come from behind," Tahu said today.

"I don't know who, and (the knee) was pretty much squashed into a funny angle.

"I thought it was just a cork, I tried to get up and run, but it was just no good."

The injury turned a bad night into a shocker for the former Newcastle flyer, who has endured a year he would rather forget with the Eels languishing near the bottom of the NRL ladder.

"Losing the Origin and then this (knee injury) was pretty bad, but then at Parramatta this year there's heaps of dramas at our club and we've been struggling as well," Tahu said.

"It's just disappointing that I can't back up for my club and be there when the boys are doing it tough.

"I'll probably be depressed for a couple of weeks."

But Tahu remains convinced the Eels can still make a charge at the NRL finals.

Even if the 2005 minor premier can't squeeze into the play-offs, Tahu believes a strong finish to the season will hold the club in good stead for next year when Michael Hagan takes over the reins as head coach.

"If I can get this right and try and play a couple more games so that we can come out on a high even if we don't make the top eight," Tahu said.

"Newcastle were in the same position as us last year, where they were losing lots of games, but they played well towards the end of the year and carried it through to his year.

"We've got a couple of hard games coming up, Newcastle and then the New Zealand Warriors, who are in good form ... it's just going to be very frustrating sitting on the sidelines watching it."

well, that's no good for him but very good for us, he's been in damaging form. i don't mind if he sits our game out at all lol
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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I feel sorry for him, undoubtedly it's never a nice feeling. Hopefully for the Eels fans he'll be ok but as for us I'm happy he won't be playing! hehehe. I guess it means they either bring back Luke Burt or some other newbie they might have hidden away...should be interesting
 

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2black2strong said:
looks like it'll be Ben Smith returning from injury

aah ok. perhaps that might mean Hayne's on the wing and smith will play @ center?! :?
 

2big2strong_old

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yep, i think so skinny! i just found out too that Hayne is Australian/Fijian I know there were a few people around here (myself included) hoping he was eligible for Kiwi's but he's pledged allegiances with Fiji and Australia. nemind
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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lol ok that's interesting. so what, if he doesn't get picked for aust he'll go and play for fiji?! hmm...
 

warriors4life_old

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A last minute loss and a long injury setback - he must be gutted.
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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warriors4life said:
A last minute loss and a long injury setback - he must be gutted.

Yeah it would suck to be Tahu at the moment lol
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Brent Tate's done his knee or something hasn't he? Bit weird, never saw what went on...but yeah poor Tahu indeed. But he's a bit injury prone at times too
 

warriors4life_old

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Skinny_Ravs82 said:
Brent Tate's done his knee or something hasn't he? Bit weird, never saw what went on...but yeah poor Tahu indeed. But he's a bit injury prone at times too

Yeah, but Tate can be happy about one thing, he scored that great try that led to the Queensland comeback. :)
 

2big2strong_old

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Skinny_Ravs82 said:
lol ok that's interesting. so what, if he doesn't get picked for aust he'll go and play for fiji?! hmm...

lol, did you watch the news last nite?

he said he wants to play for australia and get a couple of caps for Fiji as well, expect to see him in white and black in 2008 world cup if he's not in Green and Gold
 

blez_old

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Lote Tuquiri 2.0 ?

The only player to score a try FOR the the Kangaroos and AGAINST the Kangaroos.
 

warriors4life_old

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2black2strong said:
Skinny_Ravs82 said:
lol ok that's interesting. so what, if he doesn't get picked for aust he'll go and play for fiji?! hmm...

lol, did you watch the news last nite?

he said he wants to play for australia and get a couple of caps for Fiji as well, expect to see him in white and black in 2008 world cup if he's not in Green and Gold

That's pretty unpatriotic for both countries, he should pick one and play solely for them.
 

2big2strong_old

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i don't think it's unpatriotic, he's Australian but he's proud of his fathers heritage. I guarantee at least 90% of Samoan heritage Kiwi's players would love to get a cap for Samoa as well. Sonny Bill does.
 

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