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Ritchie Fa'aoso Signs with Manly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by kurri eagle, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. kurri eagle

    kurri eagle Active Member

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    Good buy , thoughts ?
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What is the source of this information?
     
  3. kurri eagle

    kurri eagle Active Member

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  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ya can't trust those buggers, they're so anti- manly it's criminal!



    Good buy - hope he goes well.

    28 years young, almost luke lewis' age.
     
  5. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    like it, a real goer, A bit lightweight as a prop, but with much talk about reducing Interchange in the future it may be a great buy. Tough and mobile,
     
  6. kurri eagle

    kurri eagle Active Member

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    Yeah i was worried about the source but i thought i'd take a punt and hope they were right.
     
  7. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, he has been let go by alot of clubs, which makes you ask why have so many let him go.
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haven't seen much of him but we have a good record at picking up lower tier players and bringing the best out of them. I wonder why Bennett wanted him out of Newcastle?
     
  9. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Hits hard, runs hard. Looks like we are looking at continuing our aggressive style. Straight swap for Lussick.
     
  10. TonganEagle

    TonganEagle New Member

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    Good, think he's a strong reliable player. Plus he's Tongan.
     
  11. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Does that mean he's available to play for Queensland?
     
  12. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Good buy! I remember he tore us up a few years ago when he was at the panthers
     
  13. Chip and Chase

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

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    Richie rips in, no doubt about that. He's got a touch of the Choc's about him, in that he can't catch and gets a bit "blue arsed" at times, but like Choc, you couldn't question his commitment and heart.

    I think he'll go alright, we've done well with no frills forwards in the past punching above their weight in the maroon and white....he may well be another Hally.
     
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Ummm, he WAS born in QLD - just saying.
    Awesome pick up, and cop THAT NRL - we can still acquire good players !
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rampaging prop Richie Fa’aoso will wear the maroon and white from next season, signing a two-year deal with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.
    The 28-year-old, who’s currently playing for the Melbourne Storm, said he’s looking forward to making the northern beaches his home.
    “I'm honoured that such a great club as Manly has given me an opportunity to continue my NRL career,” Fa’aoso said.
    “I'm looking forward to the challenge of establishing myself within such a strong team.”
    Coach Geoff Toovey said Fa’aoso will be a great boost to the Sea Eagles forward pack.
    “Richie will be a strong addition to the team next year and provide some extra depth for us,” Toovey said.
    “He’s a talented footballer with great impact and we’re excited to have him onboard.”
    Fa’aoso has played 131 first grade games since his debut for Penrith in 2004 and five Tests for Tonga.

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  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Also, Bennett wanted him pretty badly this year. I reckon Bennett is a pretty good judge of character and ability.
     
  17. WAMF

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    Certainly a journeyman.
    He's played at -
    Penrith Panthers
    Sydney Roosters
    Castleford Tigers
    Parramatta Eels,
    Newcastle Knights
    Melbourne Storm
    Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (7th club in 8 yrs)

    I'm sure he wasn't signed on big money but I'm sure he'll be fired up ready to impress at Manly.
     
  18. The Who

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    Yep. No-one can argue that players under Bellamy improve and are disciplined. That's good enough for me.
    Welcome Richard. Just don't do us any harm when we meet Melbourne in the grand final this year.
     
  19. rmd

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    A journeyman but that can happen to some players who take time to find their feet at another club. That Bellyache wanted him says something. Yep he's Tongan and very religious I've been informed, which will mean Kite (Tongan) and Joe (Kiwi) will likely have a big influence on his culture at the Sea Eagles (maybe what he's missed). Another in the Joe mould. Some highlights here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZr7yGrzjUY.
     
  20. COMMANDER

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

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    Played with that NSW great Tony Williams in the last world cup.

    For Tonga
     

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