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Antonio Kaufusi

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kevinward777, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Would he be a worthwhile pick up for us? Tall and weighs in at 112 kg. 29 years old.
     
  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Is he the guy who played for us and then went to Doesn'tmatta for more money, causing much angst? Or is this another Kaufusi?
     
  3. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    No this is another guy. Won a premiership with Melbourne and played for the Cows and Knights as well.
     
  4. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You are thinking about Mal K
     
  5. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wrong, he has never won a premiership.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty sure he was picked for Australia, was a young gun who was huge but could sidestep and had a turn of speed. A bad knee injury stopped him, he never really recovered, and then went OS. Don't know how he's gone over there but if he's fit then could be a solid addition.
     
  7. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah just saw that. Missed out in 2007 with a knee injury.
     
  8. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Melbourne didn't win the premiership in 2007.
     
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  9. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    your owning me right now.
     
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  10. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    *you're...lol!
     
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  11. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Yes you're...
     
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  12. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Was good with Melbourne but faded badly with the cows and knights
     
  13. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I remember Kaufusi in the 2008 GF. He was on a hitup out of their own end when the Ox put a hit on him and dislodged the ball. In the following set we scored our first of many tries in that game.

    I think he is pretty ordinary, so no thanks for me.
     
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  14. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And if you read the articles from the UK, he joined Huddersfield in Oct 13 and by May 14 was struggling to make their team. He was then loaned to Bradford for a month. So looks like he could not even make it in the ESL so might be tough going for him coming back to the NRL.
     
  15. rmd

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    Kaufusi? I'd put Andrews ahead of him so he'd be lucky to be on the bench in NSW Cup. Ligi Sao and JT is who we should be focussing on for long term development in my opinion.
     
  16. Stevo

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    Righto. You'd pick a guy who's played 2 first grade games over a bloke who's played 220?

    We have no experienced front rowers. Where do you guys think the young guys are going to learn from?
     
  17. EagleRock40

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    He was in his prime before he left Oz, but from all reports he was a flop over in the UK. He's past it, no thanks.
     
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  18. Masked Eagle

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    You can probably pinpoint that moment as when his career started to spiral. He looked like he was going onto become one of the best props in the game but he faded badly after that.
     
  19. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have we even locked up Lauaki for next year? We may need to buy 3 props at this rate;-)
     
  20. NYEagle

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    Yes he was once, at least as 18th man. But I don't think he played.
     

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