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David Vaealiki

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SilentBob, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Vaealiki signs for the Sea Eagles
    26/11/2007
    By Manly Sea Eagles

    The Sea Eagles are proud to announce the signing of David Vaealiki to a one year deal.

    Vaealiki comes to the Sea Eagles after spending 3 years with the Wigan Warriors. He is a New Zealand junior who has played seven tests for his country and also played in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. His NRL debut was with the Parramatta Eels in 1999 and played 93 games for the club including a Grand Final appearance in 2001.

    Vaealiki usually plays in the centres but has also played fullback for both the Wigan Warriors and New Zealand.

    David and his family have recently moved to the area and we would like to welcome them to the Sea Eagles.

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    I'm a bit puzzled by this signing. Gives some good depth in the backs I suppose, he's only 27 too.
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wow, very interesting

    Has plenty of natural ability, but also had some shockers in him too, hopefully has matured a lot over in the UK. Recently read a book by Frank Endacott and he said he was one of the most talented junior players he had seen, and Brain Smith agreed with that

    Very astute planning from the club, looking ahead to the rep season when Bell, Lyon and Stewart may all be in contention we have some quality, experienced cover, and should mean no more Robertson at Fullback and Menzies in the centres
     
  3. Guest

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    Pity we didn't sign him 5 years ago when he he was at his peak. He has lost his speed since the knee reconstruction.
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pleased about the signing though. Well done Manly.
     
  5. toovs

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    the way bell played this year bit of luck he will take his spot
     
  6. Captain Dong

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  7. Ryan

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    Matai played this year?
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep!!! A few minutes for New Zealand up until Gasnier headbutted his forearm and he was asked to have a short break by the official!!! 8| 8| 8| 8|
     
  9. weneedacement

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    replacing one attitude problem kiwi with another....

    but all in all a good signing, could be good off the bench into the forwards....
     

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