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Matai toughness in one moment

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    He has his detractors, myself included, but you can't question his toughness or commitment.  Around the 60th minute where he was put in the clear, you could just sense the tackle he'd cop would jar his neck/shoulder.  It seems he gets that stinger whenever he is run down from behind.

    But he didn't look to palm the ball off or protect himself (or kick ahead).  He pinned his ears back to maximise yardage, took the hit and the pain.  Brave.

    I don't know why he doesn't try that thing Tate wears.
  2. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

    +62 /19
    i agree he is tough,he looks down and out then miraculously bounces back,i don't know if u were aware but there was an article in the manly daily maybe 2 months back about matai and how he is looking into the neck brace that tate wears to prolong his career,i guess hes in the motions of it atm to see if its suitable for him,he has even spoken to tate personally about it.
  3. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Matai has been playing really well this year. I can't believe NZ didn't pick him for the last Test - crazy!
  4. kingyfan

    kingyfan Member

    +5 /0
    The rest of the players consider mattai soft as he always feigns injury every time he makes a tackle.  He seems to be injured every game yet funny enough he always plays the next week.

    The truth be known he is always hungover for each match.

  5. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    I always think that - Matai is either the toughest guy in league or the biggest girl!
  6. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +155 /1
    Valuable player thats required for our premiership defence.

    Once the origin period is over and we have Killer back. I think Dessie should rest Steve for a few weeks.

    We have Wolfman, Farrer, T-Rex, even Suniala is also a sound and smart player.
  7. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    Yeah you can't fault Mata he is tough that's for sure i personally don't know how he keeps going the way he does like Robbo a real club man.

    Go Matai and go Manly.

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