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Claim to Fame

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Clint, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Time for a bit of showing off. What is your claim to fame? Who have you played a sport with, that is a whole lot more talented than yourself, that has gone on to bigger and better things?

    I played school boy footy with Chris Ryan, who went on to play with the Western Reds. Did he play a few games for us before hand?

    I went to school with Kris Watson who played a few games for Newcastle.

    I also played cricket with Phil Hughes at Sawtell (just south of Coffs Harbour).

    Thats about all I've got I think.
    Bet there are plenty more on here though.
     
  2. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Sorry bro you cant say thats a claim to fame.

    Hes a HAck at best. Just proves when you get a blues hat they give you a baggy green in a brown paper bag :)
     
  3. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    haha - shot down - nice one Cambo :D
     
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I remember a Chris Ryan - a blondie from memory on the wing/centres.

    Fair Player in the early 90's - this has his record:
    http://www.zipworld.com.au/~gfiveash/manly_player_records.htm
     
  5. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Chris Ryan also played Harry in Dumb & Dumber! :)
     
  6. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

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    My dad is a rugby league historian :)
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I went to school with Chad Randall and Nathan Hedge (surfer).
    Not that that is much of a claim to fame
     
  8. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I played against Michael Clarke in under 16s. He only got 170.

    Oh yeah and I am related to Don Bradman.
     
  9. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I won u/10s div 5 penrith gf with Shane Rodney as our star centre[hr]
    And PSSA RL with Joel Clinton
     
  10. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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    I went to school with Grant "squasher" wooden and Joel Penny, two of the northern eagles finest.
     
  11. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    A claim to fame for tooves is that he did little athletics with me, and some junior league. Ivan cleary would be similarly proud to have attended my school.
     
  12. Blake

    Blake Active Member

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    When I was in 5th grade we had a new student join our class. Rough looking toughnut kid. He played a bit of Footy and had the nickname Chocco for some odd reason.

    :) Any guesses who it was?
     
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Cousin in law was world junior surfing champion (U18's) in 2009 and a pro-surfer.

    He is a really down to earth bloke as well but cant go a sentance without a narly or stoked in there.[hr]
    Mundane?
     
  14. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Played junior footy with Cuthbo at Avalon Bulldogs. He was a 2nd grade specialist.....nothing much has changed.
     
  15. eagle-rock08

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    I once sat on the same lounge as John English at my aunty's house in Farifield. My second cousin peed on him and he always thought that that was his big break as he just got the role of Judas in JC Superstar in 1970 then.

    John sat on the lounge in 1970 I sat on it in about 1977. By the way the pee had fully dried properly.
     
  16. Blowfly

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    Played against Brad Fittler and his High School team (McCarthy High) I scored three tries and received man of the match in a 7 a side schoolboys league tournament final in Newcastle in 1990.

    I've spoken to him since and he remembers it but I guess you could say he kicked on with his career more than I did. hahahaha

    Also had a drink with Jon Bon Jovi backstage before a New Jersey tour concert in Sydney around the same time.
     
  17. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    I once stopped Toovey from getting into a fight in a pub. He was so pumped that I had to hold him back. Not that I had any chance of stopping him if he wanted to bash the other guy. A real eye opener into how drunk dicks can goad players into a fight.
     
  18. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    ****, where do i start?
     
  19. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Was Chad always trying to sneak down the blind side in the tuckshop queue?
     
  20. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I went to school with ex Manly, Wests, Penrith, Roosters, Gold coast, Crushers, NSW and Australian winger Graham Mackay.
     

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