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Matai OK, King back soon

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Manly's Matai might be fit for Sharks

    Manly officials have not ruled out centre Steve Matai making a remarkable recovery from a serious chest injury to play Cronulla at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

    Matai was vomiting blood after a heavy collision in the Sea Eagles 34-14 NRL win over the Gold Coast on Friday night and sent to hospital where he was diagnosed with lung bruising.

    The Kiwi Test centre was sent for CT scans to determine the extent of the bruising, but club officials will give the 23-year-old as much time as he needs to prove his fitness for Saturday's top of the table clash.

    Football manager Steve Gigg said Matai's condition had improved considerably over the weekend and if his recovery continues at this speed he could be available to face the Sharks.

    "There's certainly no long term problems for him," said Gigg.

    "The chances of him playing this week are probably not good.

    "But if by mid week it has all settled down he could be right to play. We will just monitor him."

    While Matai is an unlikely starter to face the Sharks, prop Jason King is pushing his chances at selection after missing the past 10 weeks with a foot injury.

    King has eased back into full training and would be a handy addition to the Sea Eagles side for the expected tough forwards battle against the Sharks.

    "He is getting pretty close," said Gigg on King's return.

    "He is probably more of a chance for the week after."

    Cronulla upset Manly 16-10 in round one at Brookvale Oval this year and will be determined to get revenge at Shark Park.

    © 2008 AAP
     
  2. Dan

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

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    So Gigg is football manager now not Zorba. Interesting
     
  3. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i was going to ask who Steve Gigg is
     
  4. Dan

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

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    or....wait for it, wait for it.

    how he got the gig....

    ZING!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    You make me gigg-le Dan
     
  6. Dan

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

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    giggedity giggedity alright!
     
  7. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Giggy's been the football manager since the start of last year (I think). Zorba is the media manager, they are different roles.
     
  8. Dan

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

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    Will, he use to do both roles, when we were the evil horrible despicable site everyone hated :)
     
  9. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    Just heard the same on 2gb, they are giving Matai till kickoff to prove his fitness, Look out Pommeroy if he does
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I would love Matai to play, purely for the fact that i would love to see him dish something out to the Gallen of ****, who we know will be up to something

    Still remember the match in Canberra at the end of 05, Cross dropped the Knees into Terry Hill, and Matai gave him 1 of the biggest towelings i have ever seen a front rower cop
     

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