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Tony Williams- the new heavyweight

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Meet the new heavyweight

    By Josh Massoudhttp://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/story/0,26799,23855636-5006066,00.html

    NRL wingers have a new heavyweight champion.
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    Meet Tony Williams - the 113kg man mountain who bulked up on triple McChicken burgers to the point where he made his debut last weekend as the biggest winger in the game's history.


    In a brutal performance that won him the Eels players' player award first-up, Williams treated his Canberra opposites with extraordinary disdain.

    Reviving memories of Parramatta great Eric Grothe, the 20-year-old brushed off four hapless Raiders in a barnstorming rampage down the left-hand touchline.

    After unseating Grothe's son Eric Jr from Parramatta's line-up, Williams boasts the size and strength to eclipse even The Guru's menacing presence.

    For starters, he weighs 24kg more and stands at 192cm. He can bench press 180kg and kick goals at 80 per cent too.

    In a historical perspective, those stats obliterate any winger who has come before him. In a contemporary perspective, Williams is just 2cm shy of modern-day giant Israel Folau but weights another 10kg.

    "I've got no idea how I got so big. I just eat a lot I suppose,'' the Cabramatta junior said. "At home, mum makes heaps of Tongan food - taro and corned beef. And I also eat a lot of Maccas. My favourite is a triple chicken burger with extra cheese. I also have two cheeseburgers on the side.''

    Ronald should be so lucky. First-up opposite Bronx Goodwin, switched from fullback to mark Williams last Saturday night, was not.

    "I hadn't seen him before, so to look up and see how big he is was a bit daunting,'' the 83kg Raiders speedster said. "He bumped a few of us off, and the coach wasn't real happy with it.''

    Parramatta fans' joy at Williams' debut is tempered by his impending departure to Manly. The Sea Eagles swooped to sign him on a three-year deal believed to be worth $450,000 and Parramatta junior coaching staff were devastated to learn years of development work would be realised at Brookvale.

    Under the NRL's controversial transfer rules, the Eels still had a chance to re-sign Williams before last Tuesday. Officials made eleventh-hour endeavours, but ultimately withdrew because it would have cost them three or four promising juniors to match Manly's offer.

    Resigned to his departure, club insiders felt bitter-sweet about how Williams belatedly burst on to the scene after a quiet start to the season in the Toyota Cup.

    "(My coach) Michael Hagan didn't really have to tell me why I wasn't playing NRL - I knew myself I had to get more involved,'' he said. "The more I get involved, the more I feel I can be unstoppable."
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just hope he can turn.
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Ah - what turn gay?  You are as bad as Matabele
     
  4. Utility Player

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    Gee it's almost like looking in a mirror, except I am not as tanned as Tony.
     
  5. Nutzcraw

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    The only resemblance between you and tony is the parramatta singlet  ;)
     
  6. Chip and Chase

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

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    Gee I hope the nutritionist can solve that Macca's addiction. That overly processed junk is hardly the perfect fuel for a performance engine.
     
  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    At least Tony & George Rose will have something in common
     
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wheel, what I meant was these over large hunky gorgeous guys have a problem with turning and chasing (the ball stupid).  Grothe is a particular example.  Anyway my guess is he's headed into the second row. 
     
  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for clarifying that DSM
     
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    ?? Not that there is anything wrong with that ??
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My god when did this site turn gay?

    The whole world is turning Gay
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good on him, would like to have a feed with the bloke one day.
     
  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Is that a feed or a dinner date  :-* :eek: 8)
     
  14. Chip and Chase

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

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    I see he has been named again this week for the match against the Tigpies. I assume he will mark Tuiaki so we should get a good look at what his defence is like as Tuiaki is a strong runner of the ball.
     
  15. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like Tuiaki is out so he will marking up on Beau Ryan. 113kg v 87kg
     
  16. Utility Player

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    Must not have recovered after monty smashed him last week

    BTW how long a spell did Burns get ?
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    4 weeks with the early guilty plea
     
  18. willstyles

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    I imagine that he is still feeling the effects of Burnsy's cheap shot on him as well, but the official reasoning behind Tuiaki's withdrawal is that he has been in hospital all week having an infected boil removed from his arm. Nice.
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is that a feed or a dinner date   :-* :eek: 8)
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    Will see how well he goes for us LOL
     
  20. Pepi

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    Anyone see him on TV now? Made 2 massive busts up the middle just after half time.
    Is probably just as big as Willie Mason. Can scatter a defensive line like him and looks pretty quick.
     

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