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Strongest Man in League

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Who heard that on the commentary? Taupau and Burgess have been competing in the gym with Marty the winner. This guy is going to be awesome!
     
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    • Loobs

      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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      I know he went for the world record for 500M on the C2 rower which is all strength. I'd like to know what he rows 5k in.

      Thing I like most about Tapau is that in his short time here, it seems like he's been involved in everything. Like he seems to relish getting out and being one of the faces of the club.
       
    • Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

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      He's going to be a fan favourite in no time. For starters his ability and the way he plays the game, but as you said @Loobs he is involved constantly and seems to be loving it.
       
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      • manlyfan76

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

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        Didn't Kapow give himself a nickname?
         
      • NewwyEagle

        NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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        We're gonna have fun watching this bloke play this season. Hopefully he gets through the rest of tonight okay
         
      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        a boat :p
         
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        • Under the Sticks

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          • double hoops

            double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            He.was pretty dominant in that game tonight. Not sure we want him playing that wide though.
             
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            • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

              PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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              We'll make plenty of metres from marty he only runs straight & hard.
               
            • Dan

              Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Spot on he was too wide too often. Big broke that needs to enforce the middle and punch some holes.
              If he plays in the backrow too much it will be a waste. He needs to hit them up rattle them and have them worried he will do it again. He is too slow to threaten on the fringe but bulky enough that everyone from marker 1 2 b defender will have eyes on him.
               
            • wombatgc

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              I'd been a closet Kapow fan when he was at the Tigers. My good mate (massive Tigers fan) thought it was funny....until the signing was announced. Jesus, you'd think I was the one that orchestrated it by the way he was carrying on....I said mate, you've got a **** coach of course he wanted out!
               
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              • Dan

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                I also want to see him run straight
                 
              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                I saw him make a couple of appearances off the bench for the Dogs a few years ago and he didn't have the bodybuilder physique yet but certainly caught the eye with his enthusiasm, power and direct running. Seemed to relish the physical confrontation. Those are still his best qualities so I'd expect he'll be more middle than edge.
                 
              • Simonmyers11

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                Was training at a powerlifting gym in the off season for some fun. Pulled 320kgs in the deadlift which puts him right up there in the very elite class if he was competing in the Australian titles!
                 
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                • wombatgc

                  wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  I thought you were talking about yourself at first! Thought why is this bloke on a forum and not on the field! Lol
                   
                • master blaster

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                  I am pre ordering a fend like he did last night for Foz when we play the squeels,oh and he doesn't have to stop at one..:punch::clap:@:cool:
                   
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                  • Fluffy

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                    I thought surely that can't be true but the Aussie record for his weight division 120kg is 340Kg for a deadlift. So yeah pretty bloody close.
                     
                  • Chip and Chase

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                    it'll be interesting to see where he does get used. I personally think he is going to be more useful on the fringe. You don't want to wear him out bashing away in the middle all night. His dynamic power against smaller defenders on the edges would bring rewards
                     
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                    • Snake

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                      My biggest concern with him on an edge is defence; he is not the most mobile defender.

                      I also think he was used wide last night because he replaced Chris Lawrence and Bennett had his prop rotation sorted already.

                      The upside to him playing on an edge is that he will have more juice to make those devastating runs. Either way he will be great!
                       
                    • BOZO

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                      Did he miss any tackles last night when he was playing out wide ?
                       

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