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Kimmy_The_Kiwi
11-08-07, 09:18 AM
Played his last game of Rugby today.



It was sad!



He went out on a high, as his team beat Manawatu, 37-7.



He is one of the most respected men in not just NZ rugby, but World rugby.



They say every player is replaceable. That is a lie. Tana Umaga cannot be replaced.



:(

Dmx#1
11-08-07, 11:50 AM
Yea man props to Umaga. The guy is a legend and no, that is not a debatable issue.

melon
11-08-07, 12:32 PM
Wow, he's finally hung up his boots.

Tana "My face looks like one of the orc's out of Lord of The Rings" Umaga was truly a NZ rugby legend. Whilst he wasn't the fastest or most agile centre, he was brutally strong and was a great leader.

Congrats on a stellar career :bravo:

candybum
11-08-07, 01:49 PM
Whilst he wasn't the fastest or most agile centre [/b]

He was while he was a winger back in the day, he pack on my weight for the center role! still possessed some aspect of his step, like the time he stepped 2 crusader men to the try line!

gadjo_0
11-08-07, 07:38 PM
He has become a legend yet

Kimmy_The_Kiwi
12-08-07, 06:12 AM
I don't think it has fully sunk in for me yet :(

It will next week when there is no Tana to be seen :(

They have named a block of seats at the cake tin after him :D woot!

Heck just rename the whole Stadium after him :P

TRUE LEGND
12-08-07, 06:44 AM
A "True legend" none the less.... RESPECT!!

getofmeland
12-08-07, 08:27 AM
I still feel he could perform a job for NZ, and why oh why doesn't he want to play in the world cup...

I would go as far as saying he is still NZ's Best player...

jawmalawm24
12-08-07, 11:52 AM
To the left, to the left straight up he's irreplaceable lol. Nah but seriously good luck to him on his career overseas at least he can make him some good coin its gonna be hard to find someone to fill in his shoes.

187
12-08-07, 12:18 PM
They have named a block of seats at the cake tin after him :D woot!

Heck just rename the whole Stadium after him :P [/b] True! good on them. i wonder who'll be next in getting a block named after them.. maybe jerry when he retires.

TRUE LEGND
12-08-07, 07:47 PM
I still feel he could perform a job for NZ, and why oh why doesn't he want to play in the world cup...[/b]

There's a simple answer to that i think some people like to go out when there still in there prime,

(So they will be remembered as that)

where is other's like to hang on a little longer to wait another WC, some case's they get dropped before they make even it.

Its all about going down in history for X All Blacks who captained there country, you want to go out on top of your game and to be remembered as just that

The TRUTH
12-08-07, 10:12 PM
I still feel he could perform a job for NZ, and why oh why doesn't he want to play in the world cup...

I would go as far as saying he is still NZ's Best player... [/b]

You wouldn't think that if you saw him play for the Hurricanes this year, he was god-awful. I think the non-stop rugby has finally caught up with him this year, he just doesn't look up to it anymore.

Sad to see him go, definately one of my all-time favourite foreign players... a certainty for the Hall of Fame you would think.

Juggernaut
14-08-07, 04:46 AM
Definitely one of the greatest centres of this era..........

36crazyfist
14-08-07, 07:11 AM
Definitely one of the greatest centres of this era..........[/b]

i think he would have been one of the best in any era... pure rugby genius...

Salamo
14-08-07, 08:29 AM
Big, strong but lacks pace

candybum
14-08-07, 09:59 AM
he didn't need pace

alvin136
04-10-07, 10:39 AM
he is definitely the whole damn package for a centre just needing a lil more pace like when he was younger. look at the all blacks w/o him, theres a midfield that isnt half as good when tana was around. definitely a class act.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
04-10-07, 11:24 AM
well michael jones has a street named after him!!!..lol

im sure wellingtonians wouldnt mind there stadium being called the "tana umaga" stadium rather then the giant cake tin (sorry i added the giant....coz it really is)

all the wellington guys could be like.."im inside tana umaga!!..its great..you can feel the emotion"

hahahhahaha...

lloyd
06-10-07, 03:00 PM
umaga is a legend in toulon in less than 15 games
what a player

nam97
06-10-07, 03:03 PM
umaga is a legend in toulon in less than 15 games
what a player
[/b]

Toulon will now dominate. Umaga as coach. And you got Gregan, Matfield and Mehrtens all playing.

lloyd
06-10-07, 03:11 PM
yes and anton oliver

ballackahn
27-11-07, 03:17 PM
love his hair!!

quirkealiss
29-11-07, 07:57 AM
It will be very intresting to see how he makes the transition to coaching, that's for sure

skarnage
10-12-07, 12:40 AM
he was a great captain and will most definitely be a great coach

Lollo84
12-02-08, 06:11 PM
He's one of the great player of ever

Galette
13-02-08, 02:33 PM
Yes but Toulon is very rich
Is not good for the french rugby

korting
25-03-08, 06:16 PM
RC Toulou is expecting a lot from T umaga and is coatching policy. I think that
he will be able ta make the club promoted into the top 14

mjj
25-03-08, 06:41 PM
Tana Umaga, WHAT A LEGEND!!

korting
25-03-08, 06:50 PM
Is not just a legend is THE LEGEND!!

michalakheymansclerc
27-03-08, 01:09 PM
umaga should leave Toulon and coach a better side

mjj
27-03-08, 04:39 PM
Toulon still have gregan and matfield though

Charles
27-03-08, 05:29 PM
umaga should leave Toulon and coach a better side [/b]

Let's see if he can get Toulon in the Top14 first

DonBilly
29-03-08, 05:16 PM
<div class='quotemain'> umaga should leave Toulon and coach a better side [/b]

Let&#39;s see if he can get Toulon in the Top14 first
[/b][/quote]

and let&#39;s see then what happens with Toulon next season if they are in the Top14.

DonBilly
31-03-08, 03:31 AM
Last Saturday Toulon travelled to Pau where they lost by one point difference. Toulon results have not been that god for two months.

During the match against Pau a brawl started a few minutes before the mid-match interruption, Tan himself stood up from the coach bench and got involved. He was red-carded by the referee he was actually insulting. With this red card he won&#39;t be allowed to attend the nexts matchs of his team. He&#39;s furthermore likely to be fined.

cristihendrix
09-05-08, 02:36 PM
Say "All Blacks" and any man on this planet will say Lomu and Umaga.