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Steve Matai Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 12, 2012.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    This fella Steve Matai is quickly up there as one of my all time favorite players, things happen when he is near the ball, last night perfect example, Long runs, breaking tackles great hits what more can this champion do
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sign me up for a Life Membership - Matai is as Manly as Premierships are :heart:
     
  3. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    There is no doubt we have the two best centers in the comp. Matai is making line breaks frequently these days :)
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He also boasts one of the game's best grimaces.
     
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  5. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Having a center combo like this is priceless.
     
  6. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    I might be biased, but there is no better centre running around at the moment. This man has single handedly kept Manly or won Manly several games. Thinking last nights game as well as the Bulldogs game last season at Brookie. I recall a few seasons ago, I think it was against Canberra in 08 when Cuthbertson got sent off. He scored 2 tries on his ownwith beautiful steps off both feet.
    Killer is a champion centre and an all time Manly great but Matai has been better than him this season. He needs to be kept at all cost.
     
  7. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The man is simply MAGIC- has been since that Sunday arvo at Brookie against the Mexicans in 2005. Favourite current player from a host of champions.
     
  8. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    We honestly do have the two best centres in the competition. In attack and defence they're just so dominant.

    And like our young halves they're a brilliant mix. Matai is hard running and brutal whilst Lyon has high class skill.
     
  9. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    From twitter BREAKING: Steve Matai to re-sign with the mighty @manlyseaeagles within the next 36 hours!
     
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  10. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    moley is also say brett will stay
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Love watching the bloke play, has come along way for the merciless baggings he would get early in his career !
     
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Close to my fave of all time too. Right up there with Cliffy, Tooves, Beaver and The Stewarts in my book.[hr]
    Trying to make an all time Manly team of kiwis

    1. Matthew Ridge
    2. Kevin Iro
    3. Steve Matai
    4. Craig Innes
    5. Darrell Williams
    6. Kieran Foran
    7. Gene Ngamu
    8. Adrian Shelford
    9. Liam Foran
    10. Mark Broadhurst
    11. Tony Iro
    12. Joe Gulavao
    13. Jack Afamasaga

    14. Jared Wareara-Hargreaves
    15. Kylie Leuluai
    16. David Vaealiki
    17. Joe Ropati

    Coach. Graham Lowe
     
  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    16. Kevin Iro
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    CEO. Graham Lowe

    Board Member / Employee. Darrell Williams[hr]
    Question: has Liam said he's a kiwi? Both brothers were junior Australian reps. Kieran has obviously made his choice, but has Liam?
     
  14. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    Chuck Jared waerea-hargreaves in there, even though he is a rooster now.
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    isnt Lama Tasi too
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Tasi may have tossed his name in with QLD
     
  17. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    Matai is amazing. Always puts in, hits very hard in defence, and is fearless in attack and D.
    Great great player.
     
  18. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Remember when everyone wanted Ashley Alberts over him? Was laughable. Anyone who didnt see Matai's potential is blind.
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ashely Alberts !! A blast from the past

    Was a Matai fan from the moment Ben Cross dropped his knees into Terry Hill's back and Matai belted the crap out of him
     
  20. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I was also a matai fan. I vaguely remember you being one of the only ones to agree that he was the better player. What was his debut game? 2005?[hr]
    Yes. Rd 3 v Storm 05.
     

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