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Andy04
07-04-2004, 02:12 PM
After watching Girdler and Hodges (who is a dog) go at it the other night I got to thinking about the best fights in Rugby League History.

I think one of the best was in the origin where the first scrum broke into a fight (i think this game was at the MCG) and my most vivid memory is of Hoppo going at it.

Then there is Mark Geyer and Wally Lewis with Eddie Ward trying to break them up.

Does anyone have any other memories about the best blews in history?

Roosterphin
07-04-2004, 02:14 PM
Harrigan smashing Marty Bella

incredible_holc
07-04-2004, 02:15 PM
best punch goes to beattie against Bartrim. He taught that smart arse not to mess with him again

Dogaholic
07-04-2004, 02:36 PM
After watching Girdler and Hodges (who is a dog)

a chicken. Not a dog

St George Vs Souths - charity shield a few years back

Andy04
07-04-2004, 02:46 PM
a chicken. Not a dog


Sorry mate - a chicken who now wants to use the Rugby League Week magazine as his place to talk tough and say he didnt get girdler high to start it

Phillips
07-04-2004, 02:49 PM
warriors vs. Broncos, last yr

Casey McGuire learned his lesson :lol:

rat
07-04-2004, 02:51 PM
How bout Kevin Tamati and crusher cleal (NZ vs AU)
where the fight kept on going over the sideline.
Im not sure if it was cleal tho.

RainMan
07-04-2004, 02:51 PM
Ian Roberts vs. Garry Jack

RainMan
07-04-2004, 02:53 PM
How bout Kevin Tamati and crusher cleal (NZ vs AU)
where the fight kept on going over the sideline.
Im not sure if it was cleal tho.

Greg Dowling I think.

Dogaholic
07-04-2004, 02:53 PM
a chicken. Not a dog


Sorry mate - a chicken

np
;-)

rat
07-04-2004, 02:58 PM
Can anybody tell me why Ian Roberts was so upset with Gary Jack that day? :?:

Blade
07-04-2004, 03:02 PM
Can anybody tell me why Ian Roberts was so upset with Gary Jack that day? :?:

I may be wrong but I believe Jack made remarks (of a tasteless nature) about Roberts' sexuality during the match.....and righfully got his ass kicked!

eternaltreblinka
07-04-2004, 03:03 PM
How bout Kevin Tamati and crusher cleal (NZ vs AU)
where the fight kept on going over the sideline.
Im not sure if it was cleal tho.

Greg Dowling I think.
It's on Boots n All this weekend I think...

CouldaBeenAnything
07-04-2004, 03:06 PM
Johnny Lewis (Kostya tszyu's trainer, jeff fenechs trainer) thinks Roberts could have been Australias great heavyweight hope of the 90's. Apparently he had the skills to go very far...

Garry Jack however did not.

And yeah, it Greg Dowling v Kevin tamati

Kingytek
07-04-2004, 03:21 PM
Who was the fight with? I think it had Tallis and some Pommy bloke in a Test or WCC. Wasnt the best fight but it was awesome to watch!!!!

Dogaholic
07-04-2004, 03:23 PM
Can anybody tell me why Ian Roberts was so upset with Gary Jack that day? :?:

I may be wrong but I believe Jack made remarks (of a tasteless nature) about Roberts' sexuality during the match.....and righfully got his ass kicked!

I think it may have been due to a cheap shot to mathew ridge

woodgers
07-04-2004, 03:23 PM
Jamie Goddard's right jab on Johns wasn't bad, not the best though. That one in the test match in NZ that kept going in the tunnel was fantastic.

CouldaBeenAnything
07-04-2004, 03:26 PM
Who was the fight with? I think it had Tallis and some Pommy bloke in a Test or WCC. Wasnt the best fight but it was awesome to watch!!!!

Terry O'Connor in Superleague world club challenge days. The Wigan people hyped up the rematch in England, but Tallis hurt his back playing golf the day before and didn't play

Blade
07-04-2004, 03:32 PM
Can anybody tell me why Ian Roberts was so upset with Gary Jack that day? :?:

I may be wrong but I believe Jack made remarks (of a tasteless nature) about Roberts' sexuality during the match.....and righfully got his ass kicked!

I think it may have been due to a cheap shot to mathew ridge

That too!

:lol:

I remember a friend telling me several years ago about the story I posted. He read it from the book Roberts wrote.

http://www.timbomb.net/ian/pics/finding.jpg

Kingytek
07-04-2004, 03:37 PM
Who was the fight with? I think it had Tallis and some Pommy bloke in a Test or WCC. Wasnt the best fight but it was awesome to watch!!!!

Terry O'Connor in Superleague world club challenge days. The Wigan people hyped up the rematch in England, but Tallis hurt his back playing golf the day before and didn't play

Would have loved to have seen a rematch, would have been some big legal hits (at first anyway)

panthersballboy
07-04-2004, 03:41 PM
they fight Kevin Campion and Shane Webcke had a couple of years ago was pretty good.

Parra_Eels
07-04-2004, 03:43 PM
tallis smashing ross wasn't bad. also campion and webcke going at it a few years back at erricson was pretty good

Kingytek
07-04-2004, 03:43 PM
they fight Kevin Campion and Shane Webcke had a couple of years ago was pretty good.

Didnt Kevin slug webby a good one?

Clevo
07-04-2004, 03:44 PM
Mario Fenech v Back door Benny

PARRA_FAN
07-04-2004, 03:53 PM
Walters Vs Elias- twice it happened.

1991- SFS Origin 2, that was after Geyer swung Steve Walters, and Boxhead didnt like it, which also lead to the Lewis/Geyer confrontation

1993- Lang Park, that was in between that Harragon/Bella brawl. Elias was like "give me my Australian jumper back".

Also the Sailor Vs MacDougall one at Marathon, 2001.

There wasnt much of a fight but there clashes were good to watch. :D

Special K
07-04-2004, 04:23 PM
The one from S.O.O when all during the week NSW said they were going to start a biff with QLD. So first scrum comes around and it was on :lol: went for ages f**k it was good. I remember Hoppa was fighting his team mate from Manly :lol: :lol:

Azkatro
07-04-2004, 04:43 PM
As a Queenslander, Goddard's shot which broke Johns's jaw in '95 I think ranks very highly. Back then Johns was starting to get a real smarmy attitude about him and Goddard's input was highly welcomed.

Not the best fight obviously, but certainly one of the better individual hits.

If you're a fan of fights, it's a shame that Roberts was so good at keeping his cool. I've heard, and probably quite rightly, that guys like Sailor and Tallis used to back down if he reared up.

PARRA_FAN
07-04-2004, 04:46 PM
There's been plenty of good fights in SOO, the Hopoate one was with Danny Moore his Manly team-mate.

What about the one where Tallis and Terry Hill wanted to keep going, at Stadium Australia in 1999.

The 1991 SOO game 2 at the SFS, there was about 3 different fights, including the MG/Lewis one. I think MG caused all 3 of em. :lol:

Iafeta
07-04-2004, 06:03 PM
Don't forget PJ's little help for Campo on Webcke. Quite beautiful to see a Queenslander hold his front row partner back while another Queensland decked him!

The best one for mine, not in terms of the rage in it, but the merit was Monty Betham v Adrian Morley on the Kiwis tour 2002. Morley tried a couple of soft cheap shots on Jerry Seu Seu, Betham went in and made sure Morley knew he was playing in a man's game and that Monty would seek him out if he tried it on again. Morley nearly had tears streaming out!

For pure brutality, he didn't really have much of a chance but, Monty Betham on Steve Reardon in that 24-24 all draw at the caketin where the Warriors came from 20 down with about 7-8 minutes to go only for Stacey Jones to miss a conversion right out in front.

The Dawson Twins Minus 1
07-04-2004, 06:39 PM
Bowden Vs Broadhurst - 1981 Semi - Newtown Vs Manly

No other RL blue coomes close.

TDT-1

Briza
07-04-2004, 07:28 PM
Bowden Vs Broadhurst - 1981 Semi - Newtown Vs Manly

No other RL blue coomes close.

TDT-1

Bowden or Bugden?, anyway I remember all the fights mentioned here and this one is easily the best, it had headbutts elbows and all.

Both guys were talented Am Boxers as well.

Anonymous
07-04-2004, 07:54 PM
I hope we have a few of them hockey style blues. A few broken necks, severely lacerated faces, or perhaps even a nice on-field death will shut y'all up.

The Original Eye
08-04-2004, 05:28 AM
Dowling v Tamati - so funny

The most one sided happened last year in England between Craig Greenhill and Barry Ward in a St Helens v Hull match. Ward started it, Greenhill ended it. :lol:

JJ
08-04-2004, 07:03 AM
Dowling and Tamati was pretty fierce. (it was definitely Dowling - and although Tamati won on points, it was closer than lmany remember)

Roberts and Jack was disturbing - as I remember, Matthew Ridge was holding Garry Jack. Does anyone recall why Tigers players didn't stop it sooner?

JJ
08-04-2004, 07:04 AM
Bowden Vs Broadhurst - 1981 Semi - Newtown Vs Manly

No other RL blue coomes close.

TDT-1

I didn't see that one, but hell Broadhurst is perhaps the toughest Kiwi league player ever!

***MH***
08-04-2004, 08:15 AM
Can anybody tell me why Ian Roberts was so upset with Gary Jack that day? :?:

I may be wrong but I believe Jack made remarks (of a tasteless nature) about Roberts' sexuality during the match.....and righfully got his ass kicked!

I think it may have been due to a cheap shot to mathew ridge

That too!

:lol:

I remember a friend telling me several years ago about the story I posted. He read it from the book Roberts wrote.

http://www.timbomb.net/ian/pics/finding.jpg
is ian roberts smelling his finger in that photo?

Southernsaint
08-04-2004, 08:54 AM
Bowden Vs Broadhurst - 1981 Semi - Newtown Vs Manly

No other RL blue coomes close.

TDT-1

Funnily enough, there's a story on this in the "What Happened Next?" part of the Main Game lift-out in today's Telecrap...

Cheers,
Ben S.

Bobby DIGital
08-04-2004, 09:06 AM
Don't forget PJ's little help for Campo on Webcke. Quite beautiful to see a Queenslander hold his front row partner back while another Queensland decked him!

The best one for mine, not in terms of the rage in it, but the merit was Monty Betham v Adrian Morley on the Kiwis tour 2002. Morley tried a couple of soft cheap shots on Jerry Seu Seu, Betham went in and made sure Morley knew he was playing in a man's game and that Monty would seek him out if he tried it on again. Morley nearly had tears streaming out!

For pure brutality, he didn't really have much of a chance but, Monty Betham on Steve Reardon in that 24-24 all draw at the caketin where the Warriors came from 20 down with about 7-8 minutes to go only for Stacey Jones to miss a conversion right out in front.

Man that Betham on Morley one was great. I remember the camera panning out, and you could see Morley and SeuSeu wrestling around...and Monty just comes in and throws a colossal right hook into Morley's cheek. Adrian got up with a black eye. The Reardon one happened right in front of me at the caketin. I was in the front row...I had a good view of Monty's vicious uppercuts. Then he threw Anasta to the ground when he was trying to break it up.

I heard Tamati knocked Dowling out at the after function.

SpaceMonkey
08-04-2004, 09:36 AM
Maybe we should start a thread "most one-sided beatings", we could kick it off with:

Roberts on Jack
Betham on Reardon
Tallis on Ross
Guttenbeil on McGuire
Campion on Webcke

knights04
08-04-2004, 09:55 AM
Tallis and Ross last yr. :mrgreen:

The Colonel
08-04-2004, 10:25 AM
Harrigan smashing Marty Bella

There was more chance of them getting colds the amount of air they were pushing around! :lol:

RainMan
08-04-2004, 11:30 AM
Maybe we should start a thread "most one-sided beatings", we could kick it off with:

Roberts on Jack
Betham on Reardon
Tallis on Ross
Guttenbeil on McGuire
Campion on Webcke

Add Haumono on Dan Stains to that list. I felt sick after that one, Stains fell crumpled to the ground and wasn't moving.

Southernsaint
08-04-2004, 11:46 AM
Maybe we should start a thread "most one-sided beatings", we could kick it off with:

Roberts on Jack
Betham on Reardon
Tallis on Ross
Guttenbeil on McGuire
Campion on Webcke

Add Haumono on Dan Stains to that list. I felt sick after that one, Stains fell crumpled to the ground and wasn't moving.

Wasn't Stains a black belt in Karate or something??

Cheers,
Ben S.

RainMan
08-04-2004, 11:47 AM
Maybe we should start a thread "most one-sided beatings", we could kick it off with:

Roberts on Jack
Betham on Reardon
Tallis on Ross
Guttenbeil on McGuire
Campion on Webcke

Add Haumono on Dan Stains to that list. I felt sick after that one, Stains fell crumpled to the ground and wasn't moving.

Wasn't Stains a black belt in Karate or something??



Cheers,
Ben S.

Don't know, he definitley didn't use anything like that to try and protect himself. 3 cracks to the face and it was all over.

Sir Don
08-04-2004, 10:49 PM
BOWDEN AND BROADHURST ONLY BY THE LENGTH OF 10 FOOTY FIELDS
"""THE GREATEST EVER"""

Booyah
08-04-2004, 11:26 PM
BOWDEN AND BROADHURST ONLY BY THE LENGTH OF 10 FOOTY FIELDS
"""THE GREATEST EVER"""

I've read bits and pieces about that in League week and stuff. I'll try to find this great pick of Broadhurst from the aftermatch. One of his eyes was totally swollen shut. It looked like he was winking

I also read all about it again today in the Tele's main game. Geez Broadhurst copped and arse-kicking didn't he?

Bowden belted him

And to top it off Terry Randall - One of the toughest blokes in the game, kicked Bowden in the head and broke his bloody foot!

Southernsaint
09-04-2004, 01:19 PM
Didn't George Piggins once rip Malcolm Reilly's eye out or something?? The things that went on in those days were amazing.

What about the 1973 Grand Final - Manly vs The Scum, the most violent Grand Final ever...

Cheers,
Ben S.

kiwi knights fan
09-04-2004, 02:40 PM
How bout Kevin Tamati and crusher cleal (NZ vs AU)
where the fight kept on going over the sideline.
Im not sure if it was cleal tho.
best fight for sure

Moffo
09-04-2004, 03:11 PM
Bartrim got in a good fight one day, can't remember who else was in it though

Betham is a mighty fine boxer, id like to see him try Carl Webb on for size though

Cheers,
Moffo

Southernsaint
09-04-2004, 03:13 PM
How bout Kevin Tamati and crusher cleal (NZ vs AU)
where the fight kept on going over the sideline.
Im not sure if it was cleal tho.
best fight for sure

Greg Dowling??

Cheers,
Ben S.

Iafeta
09-04-2004, 04:09 PM
He did, in Auckland Moffo.