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#1 League Express

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:05 AM

Huddersfield Giants have signed Antonio Kaufusi, released by London Broncos, on a two-year contract.

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#2 longboard

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

Well the Giants certainly need another prop.

 

It sounds like London followers haven't been too impressed by his fitness and work rate at times. Just hope the P Anderson can get the best out of him.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

Wow! Worst signing ever, by Huddersfield.

Never the most energetic player, Kaufusi has spent the last couple of years wandering around the pitch doing naff all. One of many senior players at London who have taken the club for a ride and abandoned their responsibilities, leaving local kids to play their hearts out with no leadership or guidance from players on 5X the salary. Glad to see the back of him.
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#4 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

I think that Mr. Anderson's coaching will come as a major shock to him. Any bets on a quick return Down Under on the 'compassionate grounds' fiddle?



#5 Larry the Leit

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:36 AM

Wow! Worst signing ever, by Huddersfield.

Never the most energetic player, Kaufusi has spent the last couple of years wandering around the pitch doing naff all. One of many senior players at London who have taken the club for a ride and abandoned their responsibilities, leaving local kids to play their hearts out with no leadership or guidance from players on 5X the salary. Glad to see the back of him.

 

 

 

Err.... Tommy Lee?


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#6 nadera78

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

Err.... Tommy Lee?


Going by their respective performances at London, there is no comparison whatsoever. Lee worked hard and did his best. Kaufusi was a disgrace.
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#7 EastLondonMike

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

Kaufusi was pretty poor for London, but wouldn't be surprised to see him do well at Hudds. This is a bloke who spent five seasons under Craig Bellamy remember, he'll be used to a tough regime. Maybe thats one of the reasons he didn't go that well at London


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#8 Ant

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:30 AM

Cas fans said Ferres was a terrible signing too...

But he'll be joining a table topping coaching team, a first rate set up and a winning team, I'm sure he'll be a different player for the Giants.

#9 willy

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

I heard about this a few days ago on Superleaguefans. Apparently we've signed Craig Huby as well. Any heard that one?



#10 Leighton10

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

How many senior props do huddersfield need? Shame as surely this will Push Anthony mullaly further down the pecking order when he is a big lad and looked he had a bright future ahead of him when they signed him from widnes.

#11 willy

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

Mullaly doesn't seem to have kicked on at all. I also read Larne Patrick would go the other way so its all a bit odd, Cas would get the better deal there I think.



#12 Ant

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:50 PM

If the giants have learned anything from this season (at the hands of Wire) it's 4 top props wins you big games

Giants lost Fielden and O'Donnell early on and I suspect if a fit Fielden had been in the playoffs the Giants might be at Old Trafford this weekend

Mulally is in development
Patrick is an impact player or a back row
We ended using Faiumu as a prop and he's a better 13

Crabtree
Coppy
Kafusi
Taia

Will be our headline props

#13 GIANTSTRIDES

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:01 PM

If the giants have learned anything from this season (at the hands of Wire) it's 4 top props wins you big games

Giants lost Fielden and O'Donnell early on and I suspect if a fit Fielden had been in the playoffs the Giants might be at Old Trafford this weekend

Mulally is in development
Patrick is an impact player or a back row
We ended using Faiumu as a prop and he's a better 13

Crabtree
Coppy
Kafusi
Taia

Will be our headline props

 

This


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#14 Mushy

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

Sounds like I am on my own but I ways rated Kaufusi and thought he looked pretty good. In a better team at the right end of the table with good coaching he could be massive next year. Well done the giants.

Will the last player out of London please turn out the lights.

#15 willy

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:31 AM

I think that's the headline right there

 

I cant see London making the starting line next year and with the RFL taking over their academy apparently, I guess its back to a development area status and hope Hemel, Skolars etc can grow from their bases. Certainly lets them into a bigger market share for players and possible pay days for transfers