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William Hopoate

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Stiffi, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    I have noticed that Hoppa hasn't been named or played in the past few Toyota Cup games. Does anyone know what is the go with him??


    Cheers,
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Injured I believe, not sure of what/why/how long etc
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And while we are on it

    Darcy Lussick ?
     
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    More on that front,

    Blake Davey?

    Can't find anything about any of them on MWSE.
     
  5. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    And people wanted Hoppa to play 1sts this year...
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Point of Order Volley - Ryan wanted Hoppa to play 1ts
     
  7. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Blake Davey (leading tryscorer) is gone for the year unfortunately. I think it was a shoulder injury. Hoppa jnr and Lussick are injured but I haven't heard anything about a return date. They are missed, especially Lussick running out wide.
     
  8. Pearso

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    Injured shoulder back for finals
     
  9. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know the plan for Hopoate? Where will he play once he is ready for first grade? Little room in the back three, maybe centre if Lyon or Matai take off?
     
  10. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    Halfback    :)
     
  11. nita

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    By the time he's ready to be a regular first grade player, one of Lyon and matai will probe be gone by then anyway. Isn't hoppa like 17 or something? He looks very young..
     
  12. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    I got this gut feeling brett will end up a lockyer, fullback to 5/8, I do know that William can play centre as well,
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have a bad feeling that Brett is going to end up with a Gartner/Kosef style fade out because of knee injuries.

    I sincerely hope that he doesnt, because he is an awesome player and hopefully a manly boy for life, but some knee injuries and repeated ones can see you decide to throw in the towel.

    I hope not though
     
  14. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Worries me too Dan!!


    By the way Stiffi.....are you one in the same from MWSE???

    If so wondering how our mutual friend is going???
     
  15. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    Hi Mark, Yeah this is the same 1!!

    He isn't that great which is sadly to be expected. I know he looks at his Signed Jersey everyday which brings a huge smile to his face, that is something that simply can not be replaced in his life. I understand that his wife sent you a big thankyou letter and some photos, I hope you got that. I don't think I really ever got to thankyou properly for the outstanding effort that you went too to organise that, you certainly went above and beyond!! It would be good to meet you at one of the games so I can supply an unlimited amount of amber ale for you, you deserve it.

    Thanks again, Cheers
     
  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    NOT required mate, his wifes card and the photo's meant more to me than anything.

    I was so pleased to be able to pull that together for you, and seeing those photo's of him on the day really made the effort worth while.

    If you run into them please let them know I think of them, I wish I could have done more (would have loved for Beaver to present that to him but given it was the last home game for him..well round 26 last home game anyway...it was understandable)

    I just haven't seen you over at MWSE for a while to ask.
     
  17. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    I see his brother almost every weekend as I still play Cricket & Soccer with him so I will pass on your thoughts. Todd use to come down to all the games but he only gets to around 2 games a season due to the hassle sadly.

    It's a rare occasion that I go to MWSE to be honest. Much better info & banter on here    :)          I really only go to MWSE to buy my Supporter Gear from their shop!!
     
  18. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Darren: 
    I got this gut feeling brett will end up a lockyer, fullback to 5/8

    I think so too (said so in a post some time back). seems a logical progression as he gets older, a touch less scintillating, but still has skills development in kicking and playmaking which are already there. (all depending on good knees and no jailtime...)
     

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