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Cale points to fly south

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    04 Jan 10 @ 09:06am by Andre Grimaux

    MANLY BOUND: Cashmere rugby league player Cale Hobday.

    THERE is a sense of destiny about Cale Hobday’s impending move to the Manly Sea Eagles.
    As the cousin of Brookvale Oval great Noel Cleal, the 17-year-old Cashmere wrecking machine is following a well worn path.
    And not just a track set down by Manly, NSW and Australian great Noel ``Crusher’’ Cleal, now a highly regarded scout for the Sea Eagles.
    But also by his Noel’s brother Les, who played with Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and former Redcliffe Dolphins premiership forward and Australian Schoolboys representative Grant Cleal, who is Hobday’s uncle.
    All were renown for being tough, uncompromising players on the footy field. Noel, especially, was regarded by many, including a lot of Queenslanders, as one of the fiercest second rowers of the mid-1980s.
    And if Hobday’s best-on-tour performance for the Australian Institute of Sport’s rugby league squad on the tour to France and the UK in late November is anything to go by, the young prop has inherited the same rampaging style.
    One thing he hasn’t inherited is the ``Crusher’’ nickname. Instead he has been given the tag ``Boppa’’, a moniker that suits well his playing style.
    ``I’d love to play like my uncles,’’ the 106kg teenager said.
    ``They’ve given me a few tips, and I watched Grant play a lot at Redcliffe.’’
    Hobday started his fledgling career as an under-7 with Redcliffe, and spent seasons at Pine Rivers, Arana Hills and Albany Creek before returning to the Peninsula to play under-18s this year.
    It proved a clever move, and after a strong season with the Dolphins and his first representative tour with the AIS, the Wavell State High School student is headed to Sydney’s northern beaches to make a go of playing first grade football, just like those of his family before him.
    It will start in Manly’s SG Ball side, but there is already talk he may find a regular home in Manly’s under-20 Toyota Cup team.
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    The production line rolls on. Sounds a very interesting prospect, don't think we've ever had a Cale before.
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

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    106 kg as a teenager?  The Tele is right, kids are certainly getting heavier.
  4. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    Are they parra posters on his door?
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    Either that or Wallaby posters
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I'd say that they are AIS photos, as stated in the article he has just returned from a UK/France tour with the AIS rugby league squad.

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