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News: Not picking Matai like not picking King Wally

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, May 3, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    GRAHAM Lowe believes Steve Matai’s omission from the New Zealand Test team to play Australia on Friday night is like “Queensland not picking Wally Lewis”.


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  2. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    I like shoulders and he should have got a start but please!What a ridiculous comment.
     
  3. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    gotta agree

    but good on lowe for coming out and openly supporting our players. you cant knock him for that.
     
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He seems to have gone a bit over the top with that statement:dodgy:
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very poor decision to leave him out. You only have to go back to the Warriors game 3 weeks ago and Matai ran rings around Mannering
     
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    • tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Comparing Mattai to Wally Lewis? Lowe must have been wearing his suit and tie and suffering from heat exhaustion when he made that remark.

      Please wear your polo shirt next time Graham.
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Mannering is a hack compared to Matai.
       
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      • WAMF

        WAMF Well-Known Member

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        Bonus for the Kangaroos and for Manly so I ain't complaining.
         
      • fLIP

        fLIP UFO Hunter

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        Im actually happy he didnt' get chosen.

        Im not sure i could stomach another post rep matai suspension.
         
      • The Eagle

        The Eagle Well-Known Member

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        Tookey,Wally Lewis is the most overrated peice of crap to ever play the game,Matai is not

        Leaving Matai out of the kiwi team is stupid
         
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        • Phantar

          Phantar Well-Known Member

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          Do the CEO's comments re: Stevie Matai constitute a massive dose of Loweperbole or Hylowebole?
           
        • eagles2win

          eagles2win Well-Known Member

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          I actually like what the Kiwis do for this game (mid season test). Pick the young players for this game to have them ready for the 4 Nations at the end of the year.

          Then have a young experience team for when the World Cup roles around
           
        • Brookie

          Brookie Well-Known Member

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          if i could dislike this post i would....
          **** call from you - most overrated piece of crap EVER?
           
        • The Eagle

          The Eagle Well-Known Member

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          Yeah,ever

          If his teammates werent so brilliant to pick up his horrid speckies he would have went down as another sandow,he done alot of over the head passing
           
        • Brookie

          Brookie Well-Known Member

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          i'd say pearce jr, bwaif and kidley would own that title way more than the king?

          lockyer > cliffy > alfie > king wally > johns-e
           
        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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          I am NOT a Queenslander but saw Lewis play live in SOO many many times.....a very gifted player, and an Immortal...sorry Eagle but overall he's streets ahead of Shoulders....perhaps not in defence but otherwise "chalk and cheese"
           
        • The Eagle

          The Eagle Well-Known Member

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          I'll always remember his cowardly chuck the ball over my head play and his pure cheating during a rainy night in SoO where the softcock punted a dropout after misdirecting the refs,the ball flew 55 metres

          This on the same night as Crushers 5metre version
           
        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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          Oh yes he was that and more BUT still played an incredible part of the games during that time
           
        • dowdz

          dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          I would of thought Matai would of been 2nd pick after Benji. Well NZ's loss is Manly's gain.
           
        • susan

          susan Well-Known Member

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          no one has ever dominated origin like lewis,not even johns.kenny is his only competition.he was also one of the great defenders when it mattered.a certian darryl williams tackle comes to mind.he is one of a half dozen immortals and you reckon he can't play.please!
           

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