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Is Matai Injured??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bones, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    In todays Big League there is a story on the International eligibilty rules and how Steve Matai has chosen Samoa over NZ. The second paragraph of that story is as follows:

    'Matai, who last played for the Kiwis in 2009, will miss Samoa's test against Tonga at Centrebet Stadium next Saturday night through injury but wants to represent his country come the end-of-season comp.'
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    That's a bit of surprise ?
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Surely a journalist wouldn't make an error?
     
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    • bones

      bones Bones Knows

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      Maybe it's a similar injury to the one Choc had for Manly in the pre-season. He couldn't play in the All Stars match but played in the trail match against the Sharks.
       
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      • lloydy

        lloydy Active Member

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        I read somewhere last week "Barring injury Matai will represent Samao" ? I thought it was an odd thing to write.
         
      • jbb/james

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        And coopers ongoing chronic injury that forces him out of games depending on how close they are to his house
         
      • Stevo

        Stevo Well-Known Member

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        That is odd. Where is Samao?
         
      • bones

        bones Bones Knows

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        PMSL... I saw that but resisted.
         
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        He is just assuming he will get injured against Cronulla. Fair assumption too.
         
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        • mozgrame

          mozgrame Well-Known Member

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          I think it's where Sao was born?
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          Haha! Perhaps the thread title should be, "Is Matai about to be injured?".
           
        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Queensland!

          Obviously.




          (Maybe I shoulda typed "Queenlsand")
           
        • Berkeley_Eagle

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          He plays for the Chooks, Sam Moa
           
        • manlyfan76

          manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Does anyone actually think Matai has been 100% injury free ever in the last 4 years?
           
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          • Clint

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            Great self control bones. That's not like you mate. ;)
             
          • mickqld

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            Isn't it in the Pacifci Ocena somewhere near Tonag.
             
          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Exactly, Matai has an amazing threshold of pain. Still in awe of how he stayed on at AAMI with one shouler and one leg :angel:

            He wants to play in the World Cup and next week's game is irrelevant to that. The 12 day's rest is what he needs.

            The Sloth should nominate for Tonga as he won't be a Roo again :idea:
             
          • lloydy

            lloydy Active Member

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            I'm always so careful too.
             
          • bones

            bones Bones Knows

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            In today's Smellygraph:

            Tempering news of Glenn's return is the possible loss of centre Steve Matai with a fractured finger that could keep him sidelined for three to four matches.
             
          • Moondog

            Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Another bloody finger injury. Chee Kams a centre is'nt he? Wonder if he'll get a run.
             
          • dowdz

            dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Would probably be Symonds to centre. Covered for Matai there in round 2 i think it was.
             
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