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esoj
24-04-06, 10:43 AM
well another promising player is headed up north. he has been a great player for the highlander and otago and I am sure will be missed. he was one of their better players over recent years and will be a big hole to fill

full story here http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/705630

Kimmy_The_Kiwi
24-04-06, 11:11 AM
He was awesome for me back in the day when i was the highlanders in rugby 2005 :P

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
24-04-06, 12:52 PM
guess we will finally see him wear the manu samoan jersey at the rugby world cup

Dumbo
24-04-06, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Kimmy_The_Kiwi@Apr 24 2006, 10:11 PM
He was awesome for me back in the day when i was the highlanders in rugby 2005 :P
I think I see what your talking about, I hope I see what your talking about... think the mapusua story may not be over yet. The guy's to good for the northern hemisphere... Henry's eye's are every where...

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
24-04-06, 01:18 PM
well hes off...hes tried his luck with the abs and only got as close as the junior abs and the allblack trials..

and in his interview with tv 3 he said hed play for samoa at the world cup

mmmmm sounds gravy...brian lima and mapusua in the midfield...with faatau and david lemi on the wings and hopefully loki cricton at fullback

Ripper
25-04-06, 05:08 AM
This deserves a meh.

Only a loss for Otago.

esoj
25-04-06, 05:30 AM
yeah don't think he would have made the abs but he has been at otago for around 5-6 years and too fill a spot with his experince will be very hard to do

dobrien7
28-04-06, 01:13 AM
Big loss for Highlanders, never really hard a solid backline, and it'll be all the more flimsy without him.

Always respected him since he score a heap of tries against us (Southland) v Taranaki way back in the late 90s. Will be deserved reward to represent Manu Samoa.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
28-04-06, 06:45 AM
^^^yeh i just hate how they commit themselves to the abs and when they dont make it..."ill jus go play for my island team"...

that sux....hes a class player,im sure hes been asked before to play for samoa..but wateva

Gay-Guy
28-04-06, 10:34 AM
He lacked that vital ingredient for a top international midfielder...........pace....

dobrien7
28-04-06, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Gay-Guy@Apr 28 2006, 09:34 PM
He lacked that vital ingredient for a top international midfielder...........pace....
which seems to be the only thing lacking...

Dumbo
28-04-06, 11:43 AM
If he could have offloaded in the tackle during the Tah's game... could have been a big help.

dobrien7
28-04-06, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Apr 28 2006, 10:43 PM
If he could have offloaded in the tackle during the Tah's game... could have been a big help.
True, but then the Highlanders only needed to catch the ball 2 more times and they wouldn't have conceded any tries, which were very soft (yeah yeah conditions)

Dumbo
28-04-06, 11:54 AM
The Southern boys should have been used to the conditions so I think that game really got away from them... shame about the ball handling... BUT the Tah's I think didn't play that well... and thats really good news.

Candyman
04-05-06, 08:44 AM
I think this is a big loss to the highlanders it will be hard to replace him in the backline.

Out of any of you southern guys who do you think would be a good replacement for him in the team???

dobrien7
04-05-06, 08:47 AM
From Highlanders region, NZ or overseas?

Tuitavake?

Candyman
04-05-06, 09:12 AM
Well i was hoping from the southern region that was a good choice

dobrien7
04-05-06, 09:14 AM
Jason Kawau did well against the Cats...

Candyman
04-05-06, 09:59 AM
yes yes he did that another excellent choice dave

dobrien7
04-05-06, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by Candyman@May 4 2006, 08:59 PM
yes yes he did that another excellent choice dave
Why thank you kind sir, and what a fine gentleman you are. Good day :run:

kaftka
04-05-06, 12:55 PM
Jolly good show chaps. I shall allow you all to live another day.

dobrien7
04-05-06, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by kaftka@May 4 2006, 11:55 PM
Jolly good show chaps. I shall allow you all to live another day.
Ah, a modern day saint hath expended hard, sought after time and attention on us Candyman, not to mention sparing our lives. For what do we owe this gift of gratitude your holyness, and how could we ever repay you?




Someone won't get that, I know it...

Candyman
05-05-06, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by dobrien7+May 5 2006, 12:02 AM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-kaftka@May 4 2006, 11:55 PM
Jolly good show chaps. I shall allow you all to live another day.
Ah, a modern day saint hath expended hard, sought after time and attention on us Candyman, not to mention sparing our lives. For what do we owe this gift of gratitude your holyness, and how could we ever repay you?




Someone won&#39;t get that, I know it... [/b]
Yes kneel before thy master