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Australian Indigenous Team of the Century


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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:42 AM

And a useful-looking team it looks too.

 

Eric Simms

Lionel Morgan

Steve Renouf

Greg Inglis

Dale Shearer

Laurie Daley

Johnathan Thurston

Sam Backo

Mal Cochrane

Arthur Beetson

Gorden Tallis

Sam Thaiday

Cliff Lyons

George Green

Wally McArthur

Frank Fisher

John Ferguson.

 

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#2 Sports Prophet

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:11 PM

Big Mal in the centres over Renouf for me. I'm sure most will agree...

#3 Futtocks

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:16 PM



Big Mal in the centres over Renouf for me. I'm sure most will agree...

Mal's a South Sea Islander, from Tanna Island. Not sure if Mal is a Prince Philip worshipper, though.


Edited by Futtocks, 19 September 2013 - 12:20 PM.

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#4 zorquif

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

Which century is this then?



#5 Futtocks

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:25 PM

Which century is this then?

The 100 years between 1908, when the first Indigenous player made his debut and 2008, perhaps.


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#6 boxhead

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:16 PM

Mal's a South Sea Islander, from Tanna Island. Not sure if Mal is a Prince Philip worshipper, though.

Mal Meninga is not from Tanna, his family heritage was from there.

Tanna is an Island in the Vanuatu group of Islands.

I have been to Vanautu many times, it is a great place with fantastic people.



#7 Viking Warrior

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

david peachey,
"Why is Napoleon crying ?" said one sailor to the other, "poor ###### thinks he's being exiled to st helens" came the reply.



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#8 Futtocks

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:42 PM

Mal Meninga is not from Tanna, his family heritage was from there.

Correct; he was born in Australia. Bundaberg, I think.


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#9 Hornetto

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

And it has a Rochdale Hornets player in the side.

 

Boom!



#10 zorquif

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

damned not checking when the article was... I thought it'd come out today! Apologies to all concerned.



#11 boxhead

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

Correct; he was born in Australia. Bundaberg, I think.

Yes, that is right.

Bundaberg, his Father was from Tanna, his mother was Australian born from Scottish heritage.



#12 Futtocks

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:10 PM

Yes, that is right.

Bundaberg, his Father was from Tanna, his mother was Australian born from Scottish heritage.

Still doesn't explain the strange likeness to Pete Sampras. :P 


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#13 deluded pom?

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

Surprised Sam Backo is in there. He was a one season wonder.

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#14 boxhead

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:15 PM

Surprised Sam Backo is in there. He was a one season wonder.

To be fair he had two years 1988-89

He was Prop of the year in 1988 and represented Qld and Aus in both of those series.

He scored a try in three consecutive games against Great Britain in 1988, that would have to be close to a record for a Prop.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:25 PM

I'd have Cliffie at stand-off and Daley at loose forward, myself.


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