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Where was Menzie on Sunday ?

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He's not arrived yet, couple of problems, he's on his way though.

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Hopefully not before Sunday !! :D

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Hopefully not before Sunday !! :D

Hmm, touch and go as I understand, depends how quickly they can sort it out.

Best not say anymore as Eagleraider will turn all nasty again.

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Hmm, touch and go as I understand, depends how quickly they can sort it out.

Best not say anymore as Eagleraider will turn all nasty again.

Sheffield Star.....

Cold welcome for Samoan ace but Misi is warming to his Eagles adventure

Published Date: 09 February 2010

By James Collins

Rugby League

NEW signing Samoan international Misi Taulapapa will train with the squad at Sheffield Eagles for the first time tonight.

The former Cronulla Sharks winger watched the Eagles in action in the 18-18 draw at Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

"The game wasn't as fast as I expected but it's very aggressive and physical - I think I'll like it," he said as he shivered in the cold during his first experience of 'summer rugby'.

Taulapapa was well wrapped up in a couple of tracksuits against the icy cold as he adjusted to life in the UK after arriving from the Australian sunshine less than 24 hours before.

Coach Mark Aston hopes to give the 28-year-old a debut in the Northern Rail Cup group B game against York Knights at Don Valley on Sunday.

"If Misi is looking comfortable we will get him in against York. Having a player who has made 40-plus appearances in the NRL is exciting," he said,

"You have to give a new player the opportunity to show just where they are in match readiness - we'll see at training."

For Taulapapa it was the end of a frustrating couple of weeks as he waited for a UK entry visa then faced last-minute flight delays.

He said: "I'm really excited about coming to the UK. I've been away from the game for a time and it's good to get over here finally. It'll be good to meet the team and have a chance to play."

Aston added: "Misi has been training in Australia - he hasn't been doing the intense training we have for the last couple of months, but he's been training on his own and playing quite a lot of touch rugby. His fitness should be fine, but that's not like having game time."

Centre Menzie Yere will re-join the Eagles this week - over a month after he was due to report for pre-season training.

Winger Danny Mills has also come through a hernia operation with no problems.

"Things are starting to fall into place now," said Aston. "Menzie will be back and Danny Mills is six weeks away from a return."

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We were exposed on our left side defence against Featherstone. With Yere and Talapapa in the side we should be a lot stronger in defence and will certainly give the opposition something to think about as well.

There's certainly some competition for wing positions. Especially if the ex-SL winger is signed.

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Early contender for Eagles line of the year:

Random Loud Voice in the "Main Stand":

Gerrrrrremmmmmm on bl**dy side!

ESO:

Christ that's me dad!

:lol:

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Early contender for Eagles line of the year:

Random Loud Voice in the "Main Stand":

Gerrrrrremmmmmm on bl**dy side!

ESO:

Christ that's me dad!

:lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

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We were exposed on our left side defence against Featherstone. With Yere and Talapapa in the side we should be a lot stronger in defence and will certainly give the opposition something to think about as well.

There's certainly some competition for wing positions. Especially if the ex-SL winger is signed.

Featherstone off side that can't be right he must be blind

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Early contender for Eagles line of the year:

Random Loud Voice in the "Main Stand":

Gerrrrrremmmmmm on bl**dy side!

ESO:

Christ that's me dad!

:lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

Aye, he was sat in front of us. :dry:

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:lol::lol::lol:

Aye, he was sat in front of us. :dry:

Sorry :blush:;)

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Don't be sorry for what your parents do - it will come back to haunt you.

It's their way of getting their own back from when we were kids and caused them grief :D

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ESO was on form to be fair-came out with a good line about the rugby ball going into someone's back yard behind the goal and therefore being the most expensive thing about the house!

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ESO was on form to be fair-came out with a good line about the rugby ball going into someone's back yard behind the goal and therefore being the most expensive thing about the house!

B)

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:lol::lol: It's not likely to go ebay just yet,There still working on the internet conncetion round those parts.

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matter of stats ...... Kirkpatrick was escorted from the pitch when Eagles played Wakefield on 26th March 1995 iin the Stones Bitter Championship and Eagles won 14 - 10

:D:D

And that was the day we all walked it there to raise money for, Oh God I can't remember his name arrgggg Lee ? from Hull? I'm ###### aren't I, I'll prob have the day wrong too hahah ah well, at least now I know Aquilla is a bald headed man (apperently :D ).

Ooo I think it was Jackson!

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:lol::lol: It's not likely to go ebay just yet,There still working on the internet conncetion round those parts.

Is that the internet conception or connection - either could apply!

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You can access the web using your mobile in that area

You get a "frightfully" posh lady who says "Putting you through now Sir"

Edited by aquilla

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matter of stats ...... Kirkpatrick was escorted from the pitch when Eagles played Wakefield on 26th March 1995 iin the Stones Bitter Championship and Eagles won 14 - 10

:D:D

I'm fairly sure he was ( or at least a ref was escorted off at Featherstone too - was it the year that Mark played for them??

It was on 17 th April

Edited by wings beneath my feet

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:lol::lol: It's not likely to go ebay just yet,There still working on the internet conncetion round those parts.

Also gas and electricity. :lol:

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I'm fairly sure he was ( or at least a ref was escorted off at Featherstone too - was it the year that Mark played for them??

It was on 17 th April

No sorry it wasn't april 17th that was the home match - there' a programme on ebay

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