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Heath L'Estrange

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Telegraph & Argus
    November 11, 2013



    Heath L’Estrange will not be returning to the Bulls after the club released their joint captain from the final year of his contract on compassionate grounds.

    The Australian hooker’s wife, Jessica, gave birth to the couple’s first child recently and the couple are keen to raise their young daughter, Grace, back home.

    It is not yet clear whether L’Estrange will find a new club in the NRL but the 28-year-old, a hugely popular figure with supporters, has certainly played his last game for the Bulls.

    L’Estrange began his career with the Sydney Roosters and went on to join Manly, whom he helped to Grand Final glory over Melbourne in 2008.

    He joined the Bulls ahead of the 2010 campaign and established himself as one of the best hookers in Super League.


    Read more: http://www.zerotackle.com/super-league/lestrange-departure-rocks-bradford-bulls-1145/#ixzz2kO9zrWJZ
     
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I'd have him back in a heart beat for the right money
     
  3. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Not sure where he would fit in with our current rotation. Wouldn't suprise me if the Cowboys try and get him.
     
  4. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    most probably go to the sharks, they seem to be recruiting everyone and anyone right now
     
  5. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    you could be right,he is good mates with Glenn Hall
     
  6. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I never forget those shows-and-goes he did at Brookie in the QF against St Merge for the Wolfman to score in the corner.
     
  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I think Hodges will fill the role of ballin's deputy now, Heath WAS great for us no doubt but we are trying to build a new generation now and bringing back players in their late twenties probably don't meet the strategy
     
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  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Surely Townsville is almost as far away as the uk?
     
  9. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    His pass to Kitey for the 5th try in 2008 is indelible in my heart:angel:

    But Heath's time has gone, Manly needs to build for the next 5 years+
     
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  10. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

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    Wouldn't be surprised if he ended up at Cowboys because he was very close to Glenn Hall. But I'd love him back at Manly if possible.
     
  11. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    After I heard the news I was thinking how healthy could the Manly local comp be:
    Chad Randall back in Aus,
    Mark Bryant back in Aus,
    Beaver back in Aus
    and 52 of the Hoppa clan (unsure if that's actually how many Hoppa's there are)
     
  12. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    You guys are kidding if you think Willow has any say in how that team is run. He would have next to zero influence on recruitment and structure.
     
  13. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I must be missing something. I read this no-news thread out of boredom. I can't find any mention of Willow in here.
     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Strange Frank, I've just read two where he's mentioned.
     
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  15. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    He must be the wisp.
     
  16. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ian Roberts is returning to Oz after 7 years in the US.

    Now that man could tackle and offload - would love to see him back in some capacity teaching the forwards how to hit like Skivi :angel:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnyrwJKNt4E
    3:12 :p
     
  17. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    don't need him anymore, we've got Lawton too
     
  18. andyeagle

    andyeagle Member

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    Signed with the Roorters.
     
  19. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    L'Estrange has signed with the Roosters :S
     

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