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Steve Matai

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Tonight pulled off one of the greatest tackles I have ever seen.

    Hammered a rampaging prop off the kick off who has +30kgs on him.

    Unreal. This bloke is a god!!
     
  2. sean1976

    sean1976 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, awesome tackle by a freak of a player
     
  3. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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  4. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    How many times does Steve put his body on the line his reputation on the line for the sake of lifting the squad with a big hit when the chips are down love his commitment.

    Many of his suspensions are due to Matai doing his best to lift the squad with a big hit. Sometimes you have to push close to the boundaries to make that explosive game changing impact. He is willing to risk looking like the bad guy if it does not come off for the benefit of the team and help turn a game around that is leadership in the physical sense.
     
  5. joeboy

    joeboy Well-Known Member

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    Great post tc..

    It was a great hit, I really don't think there was much in it, but geez that contact was awesome. I'd like to see foran/horo/Matai/hor-hay combination given some more time with the ball in the opp. 20. They are all such great runners.. Snake loitering out the back and just have fozzy throwing the face ball all game..

    Back to Matai. ****ing love him.
     
  6. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Sensational hit, but he didn't get involved as much with the ball as I would have liked. I think we played more to the right hand side more in this game more than we have for the entire year, obviously they thought Lyon would get the better of Goodwin but it just never happened. Unfortunately I don't think Stevie or Jorge got the carry the ball as much as I would have liked.
     
  7. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai is awesome. He and Jorge should of got more ball.
     
  8. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    Matai and Watmough are cut from the same cloth. Their toughness and commitment to the team are big reasons why we have won two titles since 08 and they could win us more.

    Matai's hits are iconic. He hurts the opposition far more than anybody else.
     
  9. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Loved the Matai highlights reel before kickoff, great stuff!! Rabs Gus banter not so much
     
  10. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He does not know how to have a quiet game. Manly runs in his veins!
     
  11. 6/71

    6/71 Well-Known Member

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    He is the one I am expecting to play next week. No such luck for Ritchie and Snake!
     
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I haven't seen the replay yet but going by these comments I'm assuming Matai's hit was ok?
     
  13. Rex

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    Stunned that the tackle was penalised. Putting it on report was a soft decision by the ref.

    The younger Burgess had ice on his shoulder after the game right where the tackle hit.
     
  14. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member

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    Was the young burgess lying on the ground injured, crying or wetting his pants.

    Was the older burgess throwing hay makers like my old granny.

    We belted them tonight and it will be in the back of their mind later this year.
     
  15. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cant agree. I thought Souths gave as good as they got. In any case, I'd much rather have the 2 points than a moral victory in the belting stakes. Confident we can get them next time around if we just play footy.
     
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  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It 'should' be

    1st contact was the ball, then very minimal contact with the chin
     
  17. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai's arm hit the ball and bounced up - that Limey Bastard then took a dive :mad:

    The TV replay show him up, faking an injury and looking pathetic in the process :mad:
     
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  18. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If you're hit that hard you're entitled to stay down for a bit, not many bounce straight up from a shot like that
     
  19. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pfffft. It rugby league, not netball, apparently.
     
  20. Brewski

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    The fact the ref said he hit the ball says it all. I didn't realize that could go on report.

    Also since when does the third man in being burgess not go to the bin for instigating a fight?

    Edit: sorry just realized there is a whole thread on the binning situation
     

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