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Matai out injured again

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Guest, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Guest

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    From today's Manly Daily

    Incumbent Jason King is tipped to get the nod in the starting line-up, with recruit Josh Perry set to make his club debut off the bench.

    Hooker Matt Ballin should be named at No 9, with Heath L'Estrange missing out.
    In the backs, centre David Vaealiki will start alongside Steven Bell with Steve Matai out injured.

    WTF is wrong with Matai now? 
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Spoke to Steve at the fan day he is out until Round 4, had an operation to overcome the neck/shoulder injury that plagued him last year
     
  3. Guest

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    Not happy about Vaealiki starting.  This is when we miss not having a proper 5/8 as we would be better off moving Lyon to centre to cover Matai.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Expect Matai to miss at least 50-80% of the season. He's already missed 15-20% now not including finals.

    THIS is the reason he's both a waste of money and a liability.
     
  5. fLIP

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    The other good news is that Brett Stewart has been cleard to play.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Ryan it wasnt that long ago you were questioning Brett Stewarts contribution to the side because you claimed he was an injury liability.
    Players get injured, it happens. 
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai has had 1 bad season injury wise out of 3

    His 1st year he played 9 matches, which would have been available all the time
    Year 2 24/26 for the season
    Then last year where he missed a bit of footy

    If Cuthbertson cops a bad injury this year maybe he should be thrown out the door too eh
     
  8. Ryan

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    Have you taken into considerations suspension in all that Kiwi?
    Yeah, he gets injured a bundle, but he gets suspended a fair bit as well.  Then I look at his off field issues to boot. Now, if you say he's already going to miss 4 games and 2 trials this year, I'd assume that's 2 straight years littered with injury.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

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    Suspensions would indicate themselves in the games played

    It was the clubs decision that he would miss the start of the season, they could have booked him in for the surgery whenever they wanted, but they both chose to play on.

    4 weeks out of a 24 games + finals isn't too bad.
     
  10. Ryan

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    Fair enough. I WILL say that when he's on the park, he's an asset. It's his ability to get there is the problem in my book.
     
  11. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    i dont even think hes an asset when plays.. just because he makes a good hit in defence here and there doesnt mean he has  good defence. He gets caught out and gets exposed by a decent centre 1 on 1.

    Id rather we play him at lock.
     

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