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Aboriginal players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crushercleal, May 10, 2007.

  1. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    I notice that, as a Club, we do not seem to have had a lot of Aboriginal players on our books. Marois and Islanders yes, but not Aboriginals. Why is this? Cliffy Lyons is our only aboriginal player to have played SOO for NSW. You think that Manly, a Club that prides itself on throwing the ball around over the past few decades, would want those type of creative players, like Aboriginal players tend to be, playing for the Club. Should we be doing mre scouting for them in western NSW, QLD, NT, etc? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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  3. fLIP

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    Andrew... snort.... walker?
     
  4. fLIP

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    Groom is Jijian
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of that tribe.
     
  6. fLIP

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    sorry, with an f
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Groome is Fijian.

    Ashley Alberts
    Andrew Walker
     
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    Normie Well-Known Member

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    ? Paul Shaw & Ron Gibbs
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I personally think the club should establish a formal connection with Ronnie Bibbs. As Developmental Coach in the Central West he is responsible for a stable of wonderful indigenous talent.
     
  11. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    george Rose definetely has some aboriginal in him - I have seen his grandfather
     
  12. willstyles

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    Definately George Rose has some Koori blood.
     
  13. Chip and Chase

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    Dale Shearer.

    Did Mal Cochrane ever play SOO ?

    There are no Kooris around because Mundine has told them all to go to Qld to avoid the inherent racism in NSW.
     
  14. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    Dale Shearer.

    Did Mal Cochrane ever play SOO ?

    There are no Kooris around because Mundine has told them all to go to Qld to avoid the inherent racism in NSW.
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    Sorry C & C - I meant for NSW. Amended.
     
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    Kevin McGuiness & Albert Torrens
     
  16. PJ

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    "Choc" Watmough (he is aboriginal)- in answer to your question Crusher I know of a number of young aboriginal players who have been signed up by Manly from country areas. Problem is alot can't handle the city/ themselves and end up heading back to the bush.
     
  17. PJ

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    and George Rose is definately aboriginal. To be honest we could all be aboriginal- it's not as though you have to prove anything to get the government benefits- it would be racist of them to ask you to prove it- I know of several people without a trace of aboriginal blood who get the benefits
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    PJ Choc is a nickname for italians normally but yeah I think Watmough does have some heritage
     
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    I'm part aboriginal according to the family tree but I doubt you'd find a whiter australian that I.
     
  20. PJ

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    Choc is the nickname a number of aboriginals take on football players or not. I've never heard of Italians being called a Choc- I call them wogs
     

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