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Mark Mexico - a new prop?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    A report from Steve Mascord is linking Mark Mexico with Manly. No, he's not from south of the border, he's from PNG and plays for the Lae Tigers. He was supposed to have signed with Bradford but it seems he had problems getting a visa, and is playing with PNG's team in the Queensland Cup.

    It's just a snippet in today's SMH. Can anybody shed more light on it?
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He went really well in the RLWC.

    It would be interesting to have a Kumul in the Manly ranks :)

    First it was Horhey, now we have the whole of Mehico :D
     
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  3. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Interesting if true. Could be a good signing.

    I did a search and found this from the RLWC game he played in for PNG against NZ New Zealand v PNG player ratings:

    "The best of the bench forwards, his bullocking runs looked the most likely to trouble the Kiwi defenders. He passed the 100-metre mark with three tackle breaks. 8."
     
  4. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    MARK MEXICO
    12/23/2013
    Place of Birth: Lae PNG 5/21/89
    First Club: kamung Crushers RLFC
    Position: Prop
    Height: 183cm
    Weight: 106Kgs
    Rep Honours: 2011 PNGRFL Emerging Kumuls, 2012 PNGRFL Residents vs Fiji, 2013 PNGRFL Residents vs South Sydney, 2013 PNGRFL Kumuls PMIII, 2013 PNGRFL Kumuls World Cup Team
    Occupation/Study: Dipploma in Applied Science
    DIGICEL Cup Team: Agmark gurias
    Nickname: TAIMEN
    Fav RL Team:Broncos
    Fav Pastime: Cricket
     
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    ... favourite RL team: Broncos!
    He's obviously had his head in one too many scrums.
     
  6. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    PNG claimed a great first scalp in RD 1- Redcliffe at dolphin oval which is a tough task. Was the TV game on 9 so should be a replay on fox this week to have a look at the bigfellas wares.
     
  7. hahagold

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    I am not familiar with this bloke but I thought we were looking for an experienced prop to replace Richie. Seems to me like another fringe 1st grader who will challenge for a bench spot.

    Has anyone found any of his highlight reels?
     
  8. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If he comes to Manly, the Nuigini Highlands will all convert to the Sea Eagles :)

    Wednesday 6pm in Sydney, Fox1 has a Qld Cup replay.
     
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  9. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    News from the Papua New Guinea Kumuls fb page

    BRADFORD Bulls bound Papua New Guinea rugby league forward Mark Mexico is desperate to have his visa requirements cleared before the English Super League season starts next month.
    “I am just waiting until February and that is when Super League season starts.
    “It is the PNG immigration which is delaying my visa approval,” the Kumuls World Cup forward said yesterday.
    “I have fixed all my requirements but am waiting for PNG immigration.”
    He sent an urgent plea to Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko to step in and help “because it is through politics and I know political power will get me through”.
    However he is not the only PNG player, who has attracted interest from English clubs and still stranded at home because of visa issues.
    Francis Paniu and Enoch Maki, signed up by Hull Kingston Rovers during the World Cup, are facing similar problems. Another Kumul Larsen Marape, who has been linked to Whitehaven, is still in the country awaiting a visa.
    “So instead of waiting for things to happen and getting worried, I’m in the Q-Cup training team to keep myself fit while waiting for PNG Immigration to send me the visa requirements to complete,” Mexico said at the Hunters’ training camp in Bomana.
    The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication.
    “It is a requirement from UK (United Kingdom) that I complete an English test to accomplish my English speaking skills, because under my contract with Bradford Bulls, I will be working and playing at the same time.
    “I have the other requirements done but I am waiting for the PNG immigrations regarding the English test. “I’m keeping myself fit and staying positive that things will work out eventually, say probably next month everything should be okay.”
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If he hasn't got a Youtube highlight reel then he can't be any good. Every other player we have signed has one, and they never make errors, every tackle is bell ringer and they score tries at will.
     
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  11. wedgetail eagle

    wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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    I remember him from the World Cup because of his name.
    New Mexico.
     
  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes, but Mex has an Applied Science Degree - so he could fill vidmar's Media Manager vacancy too :idea:

    Hope we get him so that he can join the casting call for 'The Eagle Has Landed' with - Littejohn, O'Dare, Starling and Mexico :p
     
  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Is this him?

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  15. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can see him being a real crowd favourite at brookie this year
     
  16. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    No that's not him. That guy is white.
     
  17. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He looks like he's already signed with Souths.
     
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  18. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    @susan he doesn't play with the Hunters.
     
  19. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dirty Mexico touchers:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JWf3EvKTdc
     
  20. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    MWSE should put this photo of him up on the player profile part of the site until they get a chance to take another photo of him.
     

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