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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Old School vid from youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=660S7bcNL08&feature=youtu.be
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    maybe he bagged someone elses missus
     
  3. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Toov's had hair...
    looks like a Year 8 school boy

    Lowie had hair, too.

    How cut was Matthew Ridge!
    Great vid, KE
     
  4. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Oh how much i miss Ridge.

    My fav all time player..
     
  5. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

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    wow. very interesting to watch!
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't know how many of you have read his book but it is a good read

    Tooves had no time for him when he started with Manly coz he was a rugby boy, is a funny story there about all the boys sitting down after training one night, and Tooves came along with a pile of envelops, and went along the boys 1 by 1, looking at them, flicking through his envelopes, then handing the invite over. When he got to Ridge he looked up, grunted, and moved along to the next person in line lol
     
  7. zabble

    zabble Active Member

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    brilliant vid !

    thanks
     
  8. jjai

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    Ridge was always cut , i remember he won a mini triathlon ****ted in , against an ironn man some union dude another league player & there was 2 more i just forgot who they were,it was on channel ten back in mid 90`s use to be a kind a of battle of the athletes see who was the fittest he kicked them big time , he use to work out with Ian roberts..

    I liked Ridgey alot, he was one of my favourite players with menzies,lyons & roberts .. [hr]
    i see a few faces there i knew , cant believe how young OJ looks Mathew Ridge made Dunford look like a 3rd grader with that weight exercise he does about two to his one.. i also see THE MULE there , at the start its Tony Iro with Ridge doing the star jumps, dont see John jones though but then again im only half way through slow net i been downloading torrents used up all me gigs, so i just pause it while its loading , hate the stop start ****..[hr]
    i wonder how the hell Tooves gets over that tall fence type of exercise[hr]
    whos the conditioner?? looks like micheal beattie ex st george player.. how come i havent seen SNOZ?
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    the modern OH&S police would have a fit at the standard of the gym equipment there.
     
  10. jjai

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    oh well it`s not beattie its an army instructor ..
     
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    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff thanks for the link. wonder how cliffy was getting by in the heavy work.
     
  12. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This is actually from and old video I've still got laying around called 'The Converts'. It's a doco on Michael O'Conner and Matthew Ridge changing codes from Union to League. In it, Lowe says another All Black agreed verbally to come to Manly at the same time as Ridge. He doesn't name him but Ridge says it was Zinzan Brooke but he backed out at the last minute. I reckon he would've been great in League, but apparently there was a pen shortage then as well ;)
     
  13. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    The English have done one recently with Jonathon Davies, Martin Offiah, Jason Robinson, Gareth Thomas etc.

    Often felt that Richie McCaw would be exceptional playing league.
     
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  14. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep it was zinzan brooke

    We got lucky with the timing with Ridge, we was behind John Gallagher as all blacks fullback, so decided to sign with us. Then 3 days later Gallagher announced his signing with Leeds, if ridge had have known he would have stayed in rugby
     
  15. jjai

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    Then half way through the year from memory we got some kiwi forward was ok nothing great last name was shelford..

    Went through some of me VHS tapes last night, & 1 of them games i have is the 1st yr we got back from the northern eagles crap, we playing saints Kite is still playing for them, Hoppa is playing for us, Lima & Cannings with King in the engine room , thats all we had lol.. Reeves fullback feriss half with dorn 5/8, Watmough was there same as menzies, lol i was watching it thinking here is beaver playing in a bits & pieces team, i wish i could whisper in his ear `dont worry mate in 5yrs you`ll be on top of the league world again`
     
  16. quinny

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    What about Jughead Jones and The Mule Hosko-no wonder they retired early lol.
    They were good years-BOZO!!!!
     
  17. jjai

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    yep bunch of no names that worked hard every weekend for us & we were proud :).. suppose i could add OJ too that too..

    wasn`t the hooker o`donnell something like that ..
     
  18. TokyoEagle

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    Was Bella still playing for us then ?
     
  19. jjai

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    Roberts signed for us in 90 & i dont see him maybe he was injured..
     
  20. Matabele

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    Roberts played injured most of the time he was with us.
     

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