Mal Meninga Discussion

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by getofmeland, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Has Gay Guy convinced you, does Mal Meninga deserve to become a member of the TRFs Hall of Fame.

    Vote and Discuss now
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  3. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    definitely - didnt know too much about the bloke - but he spunded like a true legend
  4. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    He's a qlder, but Mal was unstoppable and I grew up admiring his exploits for the raiders.
  5. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Yep... he's gotta be in , but maybe after Wally Lewis
  6. Absolutely fantastic player. So proud that he played for my club, if only a season. A resounding "yes."
  7. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Superb player and hugely respected but I agree with "The Truth", Wally Lewis is the greatest player of the modern era, and it would be criminal not to induct him before Mel...........

    I say a resounding No.
  8. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Malcolm Norman Meninga

    Eminems, M&M's, or MnM's

    Deserves his place in the TRF Hall of Fame.

    Just coz he played alongside Wally Lewis, doesnt meen he should wait until Wally is Famed.

    Otherwise we have approx 20 players to induct before Wally........Dally, Clive, Reg, etc

    Show Mal the key..........let him in...before he palms the door down :bravo: :cheers:
  9. pimpsnz

    pimpsnz Guest

    It has to be a no from me, yes he was class but there were some ahead of him who got higher grades
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well then do an article on him and make his case,

    it seems a bit strange that people are voting no just because they think that somebody else should be inducted ahead of them.

    The question is does Mal Meninga deserve to be in TRFs Hall of Fame, not does he deserve to go in ahead of Wally Lewis. Similar reasons have been given for Lomu in the other thread.

    It might change in the future but at the moment there's no specific order into how anyone is inducted and it doesn't devalue their place in the Hall of Fame if X, Y or Z is inducted before them.
  11. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    Lewis was a great ORIGIN player... and gets enough recognition despite having a comparitively average record with the broncos. Mal was big at all levels, he deserves his place here.
  12. Mala

    Mala Guest

    That was a nice post about Mal Meninga by Gay-Guy. Of course, I voted 'yes' to him being in the Hall of Fame (although frankly, I'm not sure exactly what it all means).

    But I wanted to take the opportunity to add my own Mal story. It was 1991 and I had just finished my first season of union ball in college. Needless to say, I was hooked. However, living in the U.S. doesn't present itself with many rugby opportunities. Today, I have a good-sized library of books and tapes, but in the summer of 1991, I had yet to see rugby in a media format.

    That is, until I turned on Home Team Sports in D.C. (a local sports channel catering to the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles of baseball). Lo and behold, there it was to my astonishment. The State of Origin. I nearly crapped my pants. And even though the code was different from what I was in the midst of learning, it was still rugby. And on center stage was Mal Meninga.

    I remember calling my friend and teammate (he too was new to rugby union) about it and he rushed over to watch the game. He was more thrilled than I was and thought big Mal was a bad ass.

    What I remember most about him was an aura of calm about him amid all the chaos of State of Orign as he kicked for goal. I've rarely seen much league since then. But Mal Meninga remains one of my earliest memories about the game. It's a lasting memory, too.

  13. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I don't know if I have the balls to ask but I might be able to get an official quite from big Mal for the forum if it helps.
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