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Beware Manly's New Bruise Brothers

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  1. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    Taupau says he's psyched to pull off huge hits with his hero Steve Matai.

    By Joel Gould (RLW 18-2-16)

    Thanks for the hits and memories, Steve. Now let's make some of our own at the Sea Eagles together.
    That's how new Manly recruit Martin Taupau views his partnership with one of his all-time heroes, Steve Matai.
    Both men share Samoan heritage and play the game like warriors- ferocious and with no quarter given.
    And now that Taupau's playing alongside Matai, he's inspired to bring even more hurt to the opposition than he did at the Tigers.
    "Steve has been a huge influence and a massive contributor to our Samoan community," Taupau says.
    "There are similarities in the way we play. Steve isn't the biggest player on the field, but he puts on the hardest hits."
    "I'm not going to change the way I play either, and that's why I'm looking forward to playing alongside him. Steve's one of those players who'll never let you down on the field. There's so much respect for him."
    "He's been through injuries and a lot of things have been thrown at him, but he just rolls with the punches."
    Released from the final year of his Wests Tigers contract to join Manly on a four-year deal last October, the 26 year-old man mountain has copped some stick from Tiger's fans, but refuses to bite.
    "I'm not the only one that cops it but it just comes with the territory," Taupau says. "I understand it, but if you buy into it then it just brings you down."
    The Kiwi international forward joins a host of other new signings, including Nate Myles, Lewis Brown, Matt Parcell, Darcy Lussick and Dylan Walker, at a club that has splashed the cash in a bid to return to finals football.
    It's a Manly trait of demanding success rather than hoping for it that attracted Taupau.
    "That was Manly's motive for recruiting those players and the club has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to do that," he says.
    "I haven't been here long but I'm really loving how things are run at Manly ... Just being in that environment and playing alongside of the calibre of players that we have like Jamie Lyon, Brett Stewart and Steve Matai."
    "They've won Grand Finals, and I never thought I'd get the opportunity to play alongside players of that calibre."
     
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    • SeaEagle21

      SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      That picture looks funny with random legs in the air lol
       
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      • southsideeagle

        southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        maybe there the legs they recently found in the rubbish tip
         
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        • brad

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          Its like two tough warriors saying get the f... out of our road or suffer. Both of them screaming " get out of the way ".
           
        • MadMarcus

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          I have so much wood right now.
           
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          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            And throw in Jorge on the outside of them both.
             
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            • SeaEagle21

              SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              Hopefully they will be blue/yellow socks in the air when the Karma train goes through Foz in 2016
               
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              • Mal Cochrane

                Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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                wonder what his tiggers team mates think of his 'never played with that calibre of player' comment.

                Love it.
                 
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                • HoldenV8

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                  Says it all really.
                   
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                  • wombatgc

                    wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    I'm looking at it thinking there's some poor bastards head underneath those two!....who says they get paid too much.
                     
                  • Loobs

                    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                    Found this online looking for picture of Marty for my tipping profile. Was really hoping it was Lussick for some reason...
                     
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                    • Ryan

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                      "They've won Grand Finals, and I never thought I'd get the opportunity to play alongside players of that calibre."

                      Glowing endorsement of the Tigers roster there ! Hahahahaha
                       
                    • SeaEagle21

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                      In all honestly who have the tigers got with the calibre of Snake, Matai or Lyon? Marty left the tigers to win something unlike others that do it for their family. Can't wait for the season to start :)
                       
                    • Eagles2nv

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                      Lets also not forget that skivvy has also been mentoring another brute force in jorge the last couple of seasons.

                      If all 3 ran at me id be very scared.
                       
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                      • brad

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                        Yep lets bring it on . Lads and ladies ill be going to manly league's for a couple of coldy s around 430 pm on game day for anyone thats keen to catch up before heading to brooky.
                         
                      • pjayz

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                        You might be able to flog it on ebay.....ohh...ohhhhhh 'wood'... wait, don't flog it on ebay that would be sick ...think of the children....oh crap, no don't think of that.... somebody make me stop
                         
                      • MadMarcus

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                        Foz left for the opportunity to win a spoon. He must be thrilled to be surrounded by players who have done it so many times before. He never thought he'd have the opportunity to be surrounded by such mediocrity.
                         
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