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Mundines league comeback....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by PJ, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    From todays Area News in Griffith ( 2/6/06)

    AUSTRALIAN sporting giant Anthony Mundine is set to make a one-off comeback to rugby league for Group 17 club GrifSth Three Ways United in the coming months.
    Mundine planned to play for Three Ways tonight against Goolgowi at Griffith but postponed the appearance after captain-coach and close friend Robbie John Simpson was injured last Sunday.
    Mundine's company, Boxa International, sponsors the Three Ways team and in a favour to Simpson, Mundine has agreed to travel to Griffith to help out the club in its first year back in the competition.
    It is believed Mundine will start on the bench and play about half a game as a favour to Simpson, who formed a close friendship with "The Man" when the pair played for the Dragons in the late 1990s.
    Three Ways United president Graham Kilby revealed yesterday the club was close to signing Mundine.
    "We're trying to sign Anthony up before the June 30 cut-off," Kilby said. "Anthony was going to come down on Friday night (tonight) until Rob hurt his cheekbone and then decided against it. He's still keen to come down and help out, but at the moment he's not too sure about when."
    Kilby said the appearance was most likely to happen once Simpson was back on the field.
    "He was going to play this week until Robbie was injured," Kilby said. "Robbie was down there at the fight with him and he's been doing all of the talking with Anthony and he won't play until Robbie is back.
    "It'd be great for rugby league out here. We'd probably get heaps of interest, maybe The Footy Show down here and the attention would be great."
    Simpson has fractured his cheekbone and was in Albury yesterday for treatment and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
    The announcement comes just weeks after Mundine's blockbuster fight over Danny Green in Sydney, which Mundine won on a points decision.
    Mundine last played rugby league for St George Illawarra in 2000 when he quit mid-season only months after taking the Dragons to a grand final.
    Mundine, along with manager Koda Vazir and father Tony, did not return The -Area News's calls yesterday.
     
  2. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    A bit of background on Three Ways ….they were booted out of the competition a while ago and have only been allowed back in this year in part due to lack of teams in Group 17 this year (only 4).
    They are a predominantly aboriginal team who are more like an organisation- they play out of Griffith but are not a Griffith team.
    A number of teams have pulled out of the competition such as Barellan where Jay Bandy and the Halden brothers are from- lack of numbers is the main reason for these sides withdrawal.
    Speaking to friends who would have played in Group 17 most are reluctant to play against Three Ways because of past incidents.
     
  3. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    So The Man is playing for the right team then.

    What are the past incidents?
     
  4. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    Violence on and off the field
     
  5. earl

    earl Active Member

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    Mundine has been at griffith for a bit now.
    He is staying with the cousin of a bloke who works with me.
    Apparently just getting out of the spotlight a bit.
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    One more step in his becoming the greatest sporting person this country has ever seen....
     
  7. toovs

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    he will not play all talk . he would have to be pretty dum to risk a tittle shot to play footy :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :stupid:
     
  8. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he has been in and out of Narrandera and Griffith for years
     

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