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HappilyManly

Journey Man
Can we please settle on Guac?

Then our 2020 signing strategy should be to sign a forward with a name that bears a phonic resemblance to some other Mexican food so him and Guac can become the Burrito Brothers.
Jorge and Guac
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pjayz

הנשרים ישרור בעוד שנתיים מיום הנשרים
Can we please settle on Guac?

Then our 2020 signing strategy should be to sign a forward with a name that bears a phonic resemblance to some other Mexican food so him and Guac can become the Burrito Brothers.
You've put a lot of thought into this...thanks Gomez
 

The Indian

Bencher
same goes for Sipley .... I'm thinking it will be T-Rex & Perrett


Surely you don't test T-Rex eligibility then not use him. I'll be amazed if he doesn't play just because of that.

Bench: Fainu, Williams, Perrett, Sipley ( if really fit )…. 18th man Olakautu.
 

Shoe1

Journey Man
Can we please settle on Guac?

Then our 2020 signing strategy should be to sign a forward with a name that bears a phonic resemblance to some other Mexican food so him and Guac can become the Burrito Brothers.
Great band
 

Chip and Chase

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It's all relative: Manly debutant ready to follow family into footy
Adrian Proszenko
September 11, 2019 — 6.00pm

Haumole Olakau'atu may be related to Jason Taumalolo, but if it was up to his mother he wouldn’t be following in the superstar forward’s footsteps.

Olakau'atu will make his NRL debut in a sudden-death finals clash for Manly on Saturday, his call-up the result of an injury crisis to Des Haser’s side. The 20-year-old will line up alongside lifelong friends Manase Fainu, Moses Suli and another debutant, Tevita Funa

However, he would be an architect if his parents had their way. His mum, Anna, thought the profession would be a good fit given her eldest was a standout in art class, whether it be his Tongan tapa cloth designs or Pokemon sketches. Either that or upholding the law.

“We wanted him to be a policeman, but he doesn’t like that,” Anna said. “He doesn’t want to go. He said, ‘Mum, everyone will hate me. I just want to go play football.’”

As has been the case throughout his life, he has followed the lead of Fainu. The Manly hooker’s grandmother is Olakau'atu’s father’s cousin. Or, as Anna puts it: “‘Mole calls Manase’s mum aunty and Manase calls me aunty to make it easier.

“They played together ever since they were babies, they grew up together as best friends.”

Which is how Olakau'atu stumbled into rugby league. He excelled at volleyball, basketball and rugby union, but had never played league. One day he accompanied Fainu to watch his bestie during a Sea Eagles under-20s training session. The coach recognised the hulking human sitting on the sidelines from his schoolboy rugby appearances and asked if he wanted a crack at the 13-man game.

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Rookie forward Haumole Olakau'atu's size makes him a handful for defences.Credit:NRL Photos

“Whatever Manase is planning and doing, ‘Mole will do it,” Anna said.

So he had a go. Turns out Olakau'atu, who now stands at 196cm and weighs 113kg, was pretty good at rugby league as well. He made the Sea Eagles NYC team and on Saturday will get his chance with the big boys.

That he will get to debut alongside his closest friends, in a finals game no less, will make the occasion even more special.

“They are all very close, Moses, Manase and Mole and Tevita Funa,” Anna said.

“They used to play together ever since they were four years old.”

Good judges have compared Olakau'atu to a young Taumalolo and it turns out they are related.

“Jason Taumalolo is my nephew,” Anna said.

“We only see each other when we have a family reunion because I come from the Taumalolo family.”

There are other talented footballers in Olakau'atu’s family. His father, Ofa, represented the Tongan national team in rugby sevens and his younger brothers were gun league players.

“The other two (brothers) used to play very well but go into too much trouble playing football, they would always fight,” Anna said.

“The second brother got a ban from Manly as well. He got into a big fight and got caught on camera that he kicked someone. His penalty was 15 years, but I think it is 10 years now. But he is the best player.”

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/it...follow-family-into-footy-20190911-p52qad.html
 

mickqld

Sea Eagle forever
Tipping Member
It's all relative: Manly debutant ready to follow family into footy
Adrian Proszenko
September 11, 2019 — 6.00pm

Haumole Olakau'atu may be related to Jason Taumalolo, but if it was up to his mother he wouldn’t be following in the superstar forward’s footsteps.

Olakau'atu will make his NRL debut in a sudden-death finals clash for Manly on Saturday, his call-up the result of an injury crisis to Des Haser’s side. The 20-year-old will line up alongside lifelong friends Manase Fainu, Moses Suli and another debutant, Tevita Funa

However, he would be an architect if his parents had their way. His mum, Anna, thought the profession would be a good fit given her eldest was a standout in art class, whether it be his Tongan tapa cloth designs or Pokemon sketches. Either that or upholding the law.

“We wanted him to be a policeman, but he doesn’t like that,” Anna said. “He doesn’t want to go. He said, ‘Mum, everyone will hate me. I just want to go play football.’”

As has been the case throughout his life, he has followed the lead of Fainu. The Manly hooker’s grandmother is Olakau'atu’s father’s cousin. Or, as Anna puts it: “‘Mole calls Manase’s mum aunty and Manase calls me aunty to make it easier.

“They played together ever since they were babies, they grew up together as best friends.”

Which is how Olakau'atu stumbled into rugby league. He excelled at volleyball, basketball and rugby union, but had never played league. One day he accompanied Fainu to watch his bestie during a Sea Eagles under-20s training session. The coach recognised the hulking human sitting on the sidelines from his schoolboy rugby appearances and asked if he wanted a crack at the 13-man game.

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Rookie forward Haumole Olakau'atu's size makes him a handful for defences.Credit:NRL Photos

“Whatever Manase is planning and doing, ‘Mole will do it,” Anna said.

So he had a go. Turns out Olakau'atu, who now stands at 196cm and weighs 113kg, was pretty good at rugby league as well. He made the Sea Eagles NYC team and on Saturday will get his chance with the big boys.

That he will get to debut alongside his closest friends, in a finals game no less, will make the occasion even more special.

“They are all very close, Moses, Manase and Mole and Tevita Funa,” Anna said.

“They used to play together ever since they were four years old.”

Good judges have compared Olakau'atu to a young Taumalolo and it turns out they are related.

“Jason Taumalolo is my nephew,” Anna said.

“We only see each other when we have a family reunion because I come from the Taumalolo family.”

There are other talented footballers in Olakau'atu’s family. His father, Ofa, represented the Tongan national team in rugby sevens and his younger brothers were gun league players.

“The other two (brothers) used to play very well but go into too much trouble playing football, they would always fight,” Anna said.

“The second brother got a ban from Manly as well. He got into a big fight and got caught on camera that he kicked someone. His penalty was 15 years, but I think it is 10 years now. But he is the best player.”

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/it...follow-family-into-footy-20190911-p52qad.html
How can anyone not be excited after reading that. These kids have been playing together since they could walk. I hope they go out there and just play it like they did in 2017 NYC finals. This is a special bunch and this will be the first glimpse of a dynasty with these boys. We're in for sonething special here boys and girls. Don't miss it.
 

Brooke

Bencher
How can anyone not be excited after reading that. These kids have been playing together since they could walk. I hope they go out there and just play it like they did in 2017 NYC finals. This is a special bunch and this will be the first glimpse of a dynasty with these boys. We're in for sonething special here boys and girls. Don't miss it.
Definitely. Then you throw in the Turbo Bros as well and we have a lot of mateship in the team.
 

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