Player Watch #1: Majak Daw [Part II] - Selected for Practice Match vs Dogs

KiwiRoo

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Mar 7, 2007
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Burying a trident in that kids chest probably crossed the line a bit.
he he. he was a big maori kid so no chance of that !
I was in a pub years later when this big maori fulla with tatts everywhere came up to me and said " sorry about your leg bro "
he was still pretty upset about it ! wasn't his fault . just a freaky accident
anyway it was character building and i did return to playing rugby and never had another serious injury apart from getting knocked out with a late tackle playing the police team. Filthy buggers that they were
 

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desie

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Soak it in water. :thumbsu:
Yep, provided the added visual of the droplets flying through the air as the ball zeroed in on its target and a real 'thwack' when it hit. It was always highly amusing comparing who had the most interesting lumps and red marks at close of play.

Slight regional variation, it was known as 'brandings' in Sydney.
 

Kimbo

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Yep, provided the added visual of the droplets flying through the air as the ball zeroed in on its target and a real 'thwack' when it hit. It was always highly amusing comparing who had the most interesting lumps and red marks at close of play.

Slight regional variation, it was known as 'brandings' in Sydney.
And in Canberra. Some 'beaut' round bruises on the back of thighs.
 

Snake_Baker

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Yep, provided the added visual of the droplets flying through the air as the ball zeroed in on its target and a real 'thwack' when it hit. It was always highly amusing comparing who had the most interesting lumps and red marks at close of play.

Slight regional variation, it was known as 'brandings' in Sydney.
Definitely bigger welts when you wet the old slower, hairier tennis balles.
 

Caracas

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This is spot on. Its a real shock to the system when they realise that the real world isn't like school. As a boss they're constantly harrassing you for 'feedback'. Yet its really only positive feedback they want because they sure as sh** can't cope with any negative feedback about their poor or mediocre performance.
... and as for the bosses, spare me - speaking as one.


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tazaa

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Apr 11, 2007
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There was never a ball involved when I played.
Me neither. Full on contact sport.

Then again, we thought shooting each other with air rifles was sport.
Don't know what game you were playing but there is no ball in British Bulldogs.
Ehh blame Simon Madden. Rather than a whole bunch of us running through and avoiding getting picked off, he made us go one on one to learn how to evade with the ball in hand and utilize a fend off.
This was circa 1997 if I recall.
 

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the big lebowski

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Most likely not ready rd one, as he played for the "possibles" against the "probables", but he is tracking well and apparently his second half was very good last week.
Can’t really understand this. Is he less ready than late last year when he was going to play AFL? I mean he’s done a full pre season since.
 

The acurate one

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Can’t really understand this. Is he less ready than late last year when he was going to play AFL? I mean he’s done a full pre season since.
He did take quite a tumble from memory, it is more to do with that word again , "confidence". It's a long season and and am sure he'll be in sooner than later.
 

the big lebowski

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He did take quite a tumble from memory, it is more to do with that word again , "confidence". It's a long season and and am sure he'll be in sooner than later.
Sure. I understand what he’s been through. But I just can’t see how he was right to go 6 months ago, but now after his first ever pre season, he’s not ready?
 

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