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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Clint, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Players nicknames and what do they mean??
    I understand Glenn to be "Gift" as he was as such when he came with Brett. (which I think is an absolute pissa by the way)
    Brett is called "snake" - self explanatory?? or something else to it??
    Robbo - "wanga" courtesy of his 2007 dance in the change rooms.
    Who is "nood" and what does it mean?
    Wolfman is self explanatory.
    Why is Jamie "killer"?
    GI Joe - self explanatory.


    Others???
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan gave Jamie the name Killer when he was playing SG Ball for the Eels, not sure why. Maybe he saw a passing resemblance to Jerry Lee Lewis?
     
  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "Nood" is Joe Galuvao. It's a play on the way his surname is pronounced. It starts with a G but it is pronounced 'nulla-vow'. So Nood is basically the word 'good' but with the G taking on the sound of an N like in Joes surname.

    Maybe he should be NI Joe instead of GI Joe?
     
  4. Haz88

    Haz88 Active Member

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    Snake is snake due to being a diabetic, he always took packs of snakes around with him then came the name , apparantly.
     
  5. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    peter sharpe nicknamed brett snake as he had the shoulders of a brown snake
     
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  6. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Killer came about when Jamie was a youngster at the eels and the team were doing pre season training. There also happened to be yawnion team doing pre season training at the same time and same venue.
    Apparently, one of the yawnion guys yelled out 'Killer' to one of his team mates '. Jamie pipped up and said "Oh so you've seen me play"
    It's stuck ever since.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is incorrect and a myth

    More or less correct. After Brett came back from his shoulder injury when Jamie Ran over the top of him in the first game brett played.

    he came back to training and Sharp said to him "your arms look like a couple of brown snakes" because he hadn't been able to do any weights etc.

    That stuck.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    DCE is "turtle" because he looks like a turtle, big body and shoulders and long neck
     
  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    Brent Kite is "Kitey" because it's his surname with a "Y" added to it. You pronounce it Kai - Tee.
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    And how do you suppose they came up with Tooves?
     
  11. DYEagle

    DYEagle Active Member

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    'Killer' because Jamie likes his pig shooting?
     
  12. NewwyEagle

    NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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    I assume Menzies was "beaver" out of some reference to leave it to beaver or because beavers are apparently the hardest working animal in the world. I have no idea why watmough is called "choc". Foran has been referred to as "Foz" or "Fozzie", I'm going to hope it's got something to do with the muppets and not just his last name. Tony Williams is T-Rex cos he's huge?
     
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  13. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    From the 80's - what about Igor for Terry Randall? and Wombat for Eadie?[hr]
    and didn't Maxie Krilich have a nickname with some sort of reference because he was a plumber?
     
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    Killer Lyon (Lion)
    Choc used to stuff his mouth full of food as a kid, so he was "chock a block" !!
     
  15. Chip and Chase

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

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    Krilich's nickname is Thrower. Something to do with being a bomb thrower or something from memory, could be wrong though
     
  16. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, pretty sure Jamie Lyon is "Killer" because of the play on his last name and the fact that he is a keen Pigger!
     
  17. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

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    Watch this video from Round 22 and a few of the boys mention their nicknames - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz4JlZnmsT0
     
  18. The Wheel

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    Freddie Jones nicknamed Eadie wombat because he thought he looked like a wombat due to his body disposition.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yup definitely a reference to Bomb thrower because of wherever his family were from I believe
     
  20. Chip and Chase

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

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    "Rowdy" Shearer - was "roundy" short for roundabout, as in not very good at driving through them. This got misinterpreted as "rowdy"
     

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