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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by COMMANDER, Aug 31, 2013.



    +2,412 /121
    If you haven't seen it, check out the try he set up late in the second half against the Riff.

    Swats FIVE of em from a dummy half run at the end of a go nowhere set, unloads, kick down field for a try.

    It's worth having him just for those moments.
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    • simon64

      simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,548 /32
      The only problem is that those rare moments come with all the crap moments.

      And it's not an even ledger.

      The Scumdogs can keep him. It's a case of Tony who ?
    • God

      God Well-Known Member

      +487 /12
      It was one good moment but if you look at the fact got we probably horo, TS and lawrance for less than we would have paid trex it's clear it was a good decision to let him go.
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      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,355 /56
        You are wise God.
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        • castle eagle

          castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +1,033 /9
          trouble is, from what i heard on the radio that is all he did(i missed the last 10-15 minutes).
        • zabble

          zabble Active Member

          +40 /3
          1 great play, and for only $600k. Perhaps the most expensive try ever scored.
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          • Andy 1972

            Andy 1972 Active Member

            +47 /0
            Thats his first big moment of the season. Has been very quiet this year T-Rex. Don't miss him at all.

            Manly Forever.
          • caspersparks

            caspersparks Member

            +38 /0
            yeah it was a very impressive play.. his first all season..

            brenton lawrence made one or two breaks tonight..
            horo was solid, as was big red...

            manly made the best decision letting him go by far.
          • Killer03

            Killer03 Well-Known Member

            +3,437 /32
            I would loved to have seen him tonight deny Slater a try in the last minute or two......oh that's right you can't do that when you are flat footed all the time.

            If T-Rex is worth $600k than Horo must be worth $6million.
          • Eagles2nv

            Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +2,103 /49
            Yeah for 600k, they can keep him.

            Ill take lawrence, t-red, horo and richie over him any day.
          • Las Vegas Blvd

            Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

            +53 /0
            Unfortunately for the scumdogs , he runs about 20m a game lol
          • Pepi

            Pepi Well-Known Member

            +530 /30
            Lol apart from his purple patch in the 2011 finals series, he was useless for most of the time and then would have a "wow" moment out of the blue. Then back to doing nothing .
            - running over speed bump slater
            - individual try vs tigers in 2010 where he ran over 8 or so players
            - smashing finch into next year in 2009/10?
          • mickqld

            mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +5,250 /109
            I don't think Foran could've stood another season of yelling at the big lump to get in the right position.
          • effnic

            effnic Well-Known Member

            +241 /16
            This thread has to be a g up. Delete please. What an embarrassment.
          • simon64

            simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

            +2,548 /32
            His voice has gotten pretty raspy for such a young bloke Mick.
          • mozgrame

            mozgrame Well-Known Member

            +5,120 /51
            All running meters this years for players mentioned.

            T-Rex - Played 21 games for 1605m

            Horo - Played 22 games for 1909m
            Lawrence- 23 games for 2487m
            Symonds- 14 games for 713m
            Fáaosa- 14 games for 1101m

            For anyone that missed the game,


            A once-trademark charge from back-rower Tony Williams ignited the Bulldogs and ensured he would feature in his first semi final series at Canterbury after helping his side to a 34-14 win against Penrith in front of 15,313 spectators at ANZ Stadium.

            The Bulldogs looked like faltering after a poor first half against a spirited Penrith side who were playing to keep their season alive. But a Canterbury onslaught – with 16 points in 18 minutes – halted the away side’s momentum.

            The Panthers had rushed to a 14-6 lead before Williams’ game-changer which he described as overdue.

            “It’s been a long time coming,” Williams said. “I wasn’t involved much before that so I had to do something. I was lucky to get through there and throw that pass.

            “It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster. [My confidence] is better than the early part of the year. With the forward pack we’ve got, I think it’s the best in the comp. It’s just a matter of getting everyone fit.”

            Cramped deep inside his half, Williams scooted down the blindside from dummy-half where he shrugged off four Penrith defenders and left another grasping at his ankles as he threw a pinpoint pass to an unmarked Mitch Brown.

            Brown flanked down the wing before kicking over the top of Penrith fullback Lachlan Coote with teammate Tim Lafai winning the race for the ball, dragging two Panthers’ defenders in Dean Whare and Luke Walsh over the try-line in the final play of the first half.

            The victory ensures Canterbury a spot in the top eight, moving them to fifth and a guaranteed home final but almost certainly ends Penrith’s hopes of an unlikely finals place.

            “A little bit ugly,” Bulldogs coach Des Hasler said of the match. “Particularly the first half. Both sides were substandard with the completion rate.

            “We contributed to our own downfall. Luckily we tackled well.”

            The Bulldogs battled without established stars Ben Barba, Frank Pritchard, Greg Eastwood and Sam Kasiano. Barba and Kasiano are a chance to return in their must-win game against Brisbane on Thursday.

            The Bulldogs may also be without Dale Finucane who was placed on report for a first half high tackle on Penrith’s Clint Newton.

            The Bulldogs scored first when James Graham showed how much his ball-playing skills are valued by opposition teams.

            He dummied to pass the ball wide, instead opting to go it alone but had Penrith defenders including Tim Grant drifting, allowing Graham to cut through the middle of the ruck and race 10 metres to score after just four minutes.

            Penrith hit back almost immediately, scoring twice in four minutes with five-eighth Isaac John crossing for the first try after his cut-out ball allowed Lewis Brown to get on the outside of Inu before passing back to John in the clear.

            Another John long-ball saw winger Josh Mansour in space and opened up the one try advantage.

            Down by just two at half-time, the Bulldogs started the second half the stronger. And much like their counterparts, looked to take revenge scoring two tries on Penrith’s right side of the field.

            Lafai scored his second 11 minutes after the break, courtesy of a tap-on pass from fullback Josh Morris. Brown stumbled across the line six minutes later to give Canterbury an eight-point lead.

            Ivan Cleary said his team could take a lot of out 2013.

            “It’s been an improvement and we’re improving as a club,” Cleary said. “In that sense – I don’t know if I’d say successfully but it’s pretty close to the mark. We exceeded a lot of people’s expectations.

            “As a club we’re getting better.”
          • eaglebuzz

            eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

            +2,113 /118
            I got a bit nostalgic watching him pull that play off last night but in the same game I saw him throw an "offload" / "pass" on a half break that went forward and skidded along the ground, I believe into touch if I remember right.

            Happy to savour the memories of him playing well for us in 2011 and also enjoy that we're a better side without him, with all the cash for other good players his departure freed up.
          • Rambo1987

            Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

            +241 /2
            TRex is a myth Manly started 2 years ago so some moron club would pay well over the going rate for a player not worth half it.

            Thank you Bulldogs.
          • Frank

            Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +1,453 /27
            I like your work Commander.

            We should put a hold on negotiations with DCE and any other player so that we can make a play for T-Rex.
          • MK Eagle

            MK Eagle Well-Known Member

            +247 /0
            If he had the aggression of Fa'aso & the motor of Lawrence it would be a sad loss.
            Fact is for every 1 of these big plays he gives away 10 penalties & allows 3-4 line breaks through lazy defence plus some dropped ball....generally disinterested in 2013.

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