General 'Whadaya Say Aye'

da mad maori

Guest
Hey lets forget about the importation of Aussies. Lets shoot up to Papua New Guinnei [sp]. League is strong up there and we could get a bargain player or two from up there.Remember that Storm winger, Marcus Bai. He's from up there.
Then we'll have a team of "real bro's" and cuzzies aye.
 

Wiki_old

Guest
Some fans are too fixated on where they come from as opposed to their ability on the field.

Who cares where they come from as long as they deliver the goods.

Look at an NBA team. I'm sure no one in Miami has any trouble supporting Shaq.
 

Bulldog_old

Guest
Talk about PNG, I just finished watching the Bartercard game Canterbury Bulls V Jetz...the Bulls had a useful PNG prop, forget the fella's name, but mate, he was probably the best forward on the field...watched Sonny Fa'i again...yeah, he's pretty ordinary, did nothing impressive.
 

Wiki_old

Guest
Bulldog said:
Talk about PNG, I just finished watching the Bartercard game Canterbury Bulls V Jetz...the Bulls had a useful PNG prop, forget the fella's name, but mate, he was probably the best forward on the field...watched Sonny Fa'i again...yeah, he's pretty ordinary, did nothing impressive.

Pombo?

Yeah, pretty solid huh?

Sonny Fai seemed lazy tonight.
 

da mad maori

Guest
I was watching that game too Bulldog and thats when I saw that dude. He's pretty good aye. He look rather cold on the bench tho.
 

Bulldog_old

Guest
yeah, I felt for the poor guy sitting on the bench in the rain...would have been good to see him on a dry turf, I think he would have gone even better...the pace of the game was reasonably slow, but when he got the ball, mate, he really ran at full tilt.
 

da mad maori

Guest
Wiki does have a point tho, but geez, if we could adopt that country, it would be great for them and for us wouldnt' it.?? I mean when Cowboy winger Matty Sing goes up there, he is treated like god.
 

Bulldog_old

Guest
This may be going a little bit off topic, but I heard this story a few years ago about league players in PNG. Some years ago, a few of them were dying on the pitch, literally..apparently, some of them get infected with a disease (mosquito borne I believe)which enlarges their liver, and therefore they become vulnerable in hard physical contact...ruptured livers.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

Guest
Wiki said:
Some fans are too fixated on where they come from as opposed to their ability on the field.

Who cares where they come from as long as they deliver the goods.

Look at an NBA team. I'm sure no one in Miami has any trouble supporting Shaq.

It has become a very popular notion that kiwis don't like having aussies invading their team.
 

AliN_old

Guest
Skinny_Ravs82 said:
Wiki said:
Some fans are too fixated on where they come from as opposed to their ability on the field.

Who cares where they come from as long as they deliver the goods.

Look at an NBA team. I'm sure no one in Miami has any trouble supporting Shaq.

It has become a very popular notion that kiwis don't like having aussies invading their team.


since when Skinny? you mean on this forum?
I'm sure Campo and Cleary weren't shunned. I'm sure Price isn't either.
Have you actually talked to the players about it, or just what you've seen written here.
Gees even Tooks is an honourary Kiwi!
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

Guest
While we're at it lets stop by Fiji to see if we can find the next Tuquiri. I'm serious, I've always said league clubs should look closer at these places. They've got the natural skills and all they need is the training, fitness and refinement. I think it'd be great if every NRL club brought 1-2 of these players over on a scholarship for one year to train with the first grade team. Even if they didn't make the grade they could take a lot of knowledge back home that could help grow the game there. Just a thought, maybe an expensive unrealistic one, but a thought nonetheless.
 

-Dr.J-_old

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KeepingTheFaith said:
While we're at it lets stop by Fiji to see if we can find the next Tuquiri. I'm serious, I've always said league clubs should look closer at these places. They've got the natural skills and all they need is the training, fitness and refinement. I think it'd be great if every NRL club brought 1-2 of these players over on a scholarship for one year to train with the first grade team. Even if they didn't make the grade they could take a lot of knowledge back home that could help grow the game there. Just a thought, maybe an expensive unrealistic one, but a thought nonetheless.

Haha, training fitness and refinement aren't exactly our strong points

Lets just use the abundance we have over here please
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

Guest
-Dr.J- said:
KeepingTheFaith said:
While we're at it lets stop by Fiji to see if we can find the next Tuquiri. I'm serious, I've always said league clubs should look closer at these places. They've got the natural skills and all they need is the training, fitness and refinement. I think it'd be great if every NRL club brought 1-2 of these players over on a scholarship for one year to train with the first grade team. Even if they didn't make the grade they could take a lot of knowledge back home that could help grow the game there. Just a thought, maybe an expensive unrealistic one, but a thought nonetheless.

Haha, training fitness and refinement aren't exactly our strong points

Lets just use the abundance we have over here please

That's true, which is why I said every NRL club. lol. At least that way we know some of them would make the grade. In any case it'd be nice if something more could be done for places like PNG, Fiji, Samoa etc as far as developing league and showing the youngsters there's a viable pathway.
 

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