I have only been seriously following the Warriors for perhaps the last 3 years. I watched games as a kid, but can't remember much. I remember having posters all over my wall though. I started watching again around 2001, although not very seriously and then its slowly built from there.
matt rua was in the warriors squad ages ago wasnt he....maybe played a few games before he was released...was average...then went to storm and became a integral part of their team week in week out. voted best tackler heaps of times. he could really hit.
i remember a few people mentioned he was back in auckland and would sign for the warriors last year. could be a handy pickup. would be 30/31?
Matty was/is a tough rugged bugga. But that was 10 years ago when he peaked. I dont think he could come back after being outa the game for so long. The thing is with Matty and Clinton, and a few others, past reputations is just that.
Nah, I wouldnt' have him in my team.
Despite his lack of conditioning I have been impressed by Rua when watcing the Rangers play. If Awen departs Matt Rua would be a good and cheap purchase. Do Canberra still have 1st option on him as he walked out on the club?
The Warriors have had former Storm and Kiwi second rower Matt Rua at training in recent days but he is far from the fitness required for a return to the NRL.
Rua made a return to the game with the Waitakere Rangers in Bartercard Cup this season after dropping out of the NRL in the 2002 season and then working as a development officer for his old club the Waitemata Seagulls.