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#21 Blackbeard

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

I came from Normanton and went to Hunslet from Featherstone Rovers (Paul Daly took me there with Terry Hudson)

Taking to a mate of mine (Neil Rayner) who played Rugby with you at Elland Rd ............



#22 Penola

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Yes I was English I had Peter Brown and Gerry Byron as props




Didn't you go off to Oz or something or did I imagine that?

#23 Neil Gray

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

Taking to a mate of mine (Neil Rayner) who played Rugby with you at Elland Rd ............

Yeah I remember him he was a good stand off



#24 Neil Gray

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:49 PM

Didn't you go off to Oz or something or did I imagine that?


Edited by Neil Gray, 16 May 2013 - 06:51 AM.


#25 Neil Gray

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

Went to New Zealand in 1986

I remember you playing full back Colin


Edited by Neil Gray, 16 May 2013 - 06:50 AM.


#26 Neil Gray

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

QUOTE (Hawkwindbag @ Dec 3 2010, 11:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty sure Neil Gray was English - we got him from Doncaster in the early Elland Road days. I think after a couple of seasons for us he emigrated to New Zealand, which is probably where the confusion lays.


Sorry for the late reply to you and Penola, Looks like i am wrong on both counts. Yes his name is Neil, and he emigrated to New Zealand. Still he was a very good player.

Yes Iggy I was English,lived in Normanton,Paul Daly brought me to Hunslet with Terry Hudson we were both from Fev Rovers and yes I migrated to New Zealand in Dec 1986



#27 wonky

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:16 AM


Hey wonky Paul Charlton was your greatest full bk imo but that sione kid was pretty good too!

charlton was before my time mate. sione was probably on par with carter now buy mully was in a class of his own, 1hand takes in awful weather, greatest try ever against haven and as good in defence as he was in attack
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#28 DavidM

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Carters good but Sione was something else , totally freakish talent . Big , tall , rangy and unbelievable running ability . An X factor I've rarely seen in a town player , you just can't coach that !!!

Edited by DavidM, 16 May 2013 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:23 PM


Carters good but Sione was something else , totally freakish talent . Big , tall , rangy and unbelievable running ability . An X factor I've rarely seen in a town player , you just can't coach that !!!

his defence wasnt great though.
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#30 Blackbeard

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

Carters good but Sione was something else , totally freakish talent . Big , tall , rangy and unbelievable running ability . An X factor I've rarely seen in a town player , you just can't coach that !!!

Was he the guy who would'nt play on Saturday because of his religion , if so good player



#31 DavidM

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

That's him . He went to have a trial at Wigan , but yes he had that religious quirk in playing terms which would have held him back . He was a standout in the NZ comp , winning grand finals , and played for New Zealand A , scoring a hat trick in a game for them . Ged Stokes was their coach and Ged became town coach and brought him over . He could scythe through a whole defence to score with wizardry of footwork and acceleration !!

Edited by DavidM, 16 May 2013 - 12:45 PM.


#32 wonky

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:48 PM


Was he the guy who would'nt play on Saturday because of his religion , if so good player

yeah thats him mate, went to wigan on trial but they wouldnt sign him because he couldnt play saturdays. could of easy played super league
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#33 Neil Gray

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:43 AM

Didn't you go off to Oz or something or did I imagine that?

No Colin I went to New Zealand,what are you up to nowadays?



#34 Penola

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

Ha ha. I'm not THE Penola. Just liked him as a player. He's probably back in Oz