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Hoppa, Here we go again

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor 2018 Tipping Competitor

    +8,339 /132
    Hopoate in strife again
    By Brad Walter
    March 15, 2005
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    Manly winger John Hopoate faces an NRL investigation over an incident involving a ball boy during Sunday's match against the Warriors in Auckland.

    Hopoate, who was suspended for nine matches last year for abusing an interchange official, has been mentioned in ground manager Ken Loza's report to the NRL after allegedly reacting angrily when the ball boy did not throw the ball to him for a restart.

    Linesman Pat Reynolds is also alleged to have admonished the ball boy for placing the ball on the touchline, as he is required to do under NRL rules.

    "There was a third-hand mention in the ground manager's report but I haven't been able to speak to the ball boy or anyone who has talked directly to the ball boy," NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley said.

    "It involved the touch judge, the ball boy and, obviously, Hoppa but exactly what transpired between the three of them, I am unsure at this stage."
  2. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    +361 /23
    it doesnt seem much and usually will be let go.. but because its hoppa theyll nag him for everything.. but its not good for the club to get this sort of PR
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    We win, they whinge.
    I can't believe this is a high profile news item.
  4. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    He probably just told him "pull your finger out and give me the bloody ball" :lol: :lol:

    Where's Cliffy_GC Now :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Seriously though there should be nothing in it. Everything he does will be scrutinized....but he knows that......I hope 8)

    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Tue Mar 15 2005, 08:00AM ]</span>
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    As long as he didn't threaten to meet him behind the stand after the game!!!
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +6,146 /234
    Here we go again
  8. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

    +2 /0
    damm ballboys,,,, apparantly the only kiwi not to drop a ball all game!
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +6,146 /234
    their balls will drop one day

    dont be so harsh

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