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Steve Matai is ready to rumble the Storm

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 25, 2014.

By Jethro on Feb 25, 2014 at 4:02 PM
  1. Jethro

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    THE Sea Eagles have received a big boost ahead of their opening NRL game against the Storm with Steve Matai declaring he will be right.

    The bruising three-quarter was a spectator for Manly’s final trial against Parramatta at Brookvale but quickly dismissed any concerns about his fitness for the showdown with the Storm on Saturday week at Brookvale.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 25, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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      THE Sea Eagles have received a big boost ahead of their opening NRL game against the Storm with Steve Matai declaring he will be right.

      The bruising three-quarter was a spectator for Manly’s final trial against Parramatta at Brookvale but quickly dismissed any concerns about his fitness for the showdown with the Storm on Saturday week at Brookvale.

      “I just had a few little niggling injuries, nothing big,” Matai told the Manly Daily.

      “I’ll be right, I’ll be ready to go in round one.”

      Matai underwent an operation on his elbow following the grand final against the Roosters.

      “It’s going OK, the strength is coming back,” he said.

      “I had it six weeks before we came back in November and then six weeks after that it started feeling fine.

      ”And hopefully it is all right for the rest of the season.”

      The man who is as hard as a slab of granite in the Sea Eagles backline is excited that the premiership is about to begin again.

      “It’s come around pretty quick, it felt like we got off the GF a few weeks ago,” Matai said.

      “But the boys have been training hard and we are ready to get into it.”

      Matai underwent an operation on his elbow following the grand final against the Roosters.

      “It’s going OK, the strength is coming back and it is feeling fine,” he said.

      Manly Daily

      http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/sea-eagles-star-steve-matai-is-ready-to-rumble-the-storm/story-fngr8iii-1226837169650
       
    2. HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I love Matai :heart:
       
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      • Eagles2nv

        Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Great news. Espicually if jorge is out matai expierence is golden.

        The storm should be very afraid.
         
      • ALinda

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        Me too :heart:

        Need a positive after losing Taufua and this is excellent news. Go Stevie!
         
      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        Just keep that arm down Skivvy!!
         
      • Killer03

        Killer03 Well-Known Member

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        I felt some definite movement in the downstairs area when I saw this!! Get into'em Stevie!!
         
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        • Rodo

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          I think the change in rules actually helped Steve last year. Wasn't he only suspended for 1 game with that hit on Burgess? Hopefully this area of his game continues to improve and he doesn't get suspended this year.
           
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          That was ridiculous :mad:
          Matai hit the ball and GB clearly took a dive before his mongrel brother attacked Matai :mad:

          Everyone agreed that it was a legit hard tackle, but MRC rule on reputation in Stevie's case :(
           
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          • Shoe1

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            It's not clear from the article, did he have an elbow operation? Or was it an elbow operation?
             
          • niccipops

            niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Me three :heart::heart::heart:
            I have a No.4 jersey since Christmas. I want that guy to play forever.
             
          • ALinda

            ALinda Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Good on you.

            I thought you were going to say 'I want that guy.' LOL Me thinks perfectly understandable :heart:
             
          • Chip and Chase

            Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Unleash teh Matai

            On Moh's scale of hardness you have granite on 7, diamond on 10 and Matai on 11
             
          • mickqld

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            • King

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              Matai is probably the most hated player at our club by supporters of other teams. I bet if he played for their clubs they wouldn't hate him. I love the way he plays the game, he's old school. Definitely up the there with one of my all time favorite players.
               
            • Killer03

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              I almost got into a fight with a friends wife who is a doggies supporter as she said how much she hates Matai. That didn't bother me, but then she said what a pansy he is. 'Excuse me??' Well everytime he gets tackled he goes down clutching his shoulder or neck.

              I really had to contain myself and say, he has had neck and shoulder issues which would be the end of most players careers. He then launches himself at opposition players with no regard for his safety.....so go and get (expletive).
               
            • Go manly

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              She should be sin binned and banned from any further BBQ,s
               
            • Killer03

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              I'm pretty even tempered with criticisms of Manly, I don't really care what others think, but there are certain things that just need to be put right.

              1. Matai is not tough - got to be kidding
              2. Killer's decision to not play origin - this isn't Nazi Germany he has a choice

              And finally I had someone try and tell me one day that Toovey was a real weak nancy player. It was just pathetic. I said 'well Gordon Tallis rates you as THE TOUGHEST PLAYER HE EVER PLAYED AGAINST....that means you are tough'
               
            • Jethro

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              Skivvy has been named as one of FOX Sports "10 enforcers who can make grown league players cry"

              Related article:

              As the 2014 NRL season looms we look at 10 enforcers who can make grown league players cry

              Fatima Kdouh
              FOX SPORTS
              February 26, 2014 1:14PM

              STEVE MATAI

              Matai’s hard-hitting can be traced back to his days as an eager teenager at the Ipswich Jets where he was coached by none other than Trevor “The Axe” Gillmeister. The fearsome centre is no stranger to the judiciary thanks to his in-your-face style of play. But the 29-year-old won’t be changing his devastating style any time soon. Expect the Manly firebrand to dish out a few more doses of physical humiliation in 2014.

              Click here to read the full article at foxsports.com.au
               
            • globaleagle

              globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              He is a god damned legend who wont be appreciated for the toughness he exudes by the nrl community except Manly.

              He is even my (canadian) better half's fav player.

              I saw him at a function but was too star struck to say hi. :( :blush:
               

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