Most boring/mundane NRL player sightings

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  1. moffla

    moffla Juniors

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    Had a beer and 30 min yarn with a random bloke at a pub in QLD.

    It turned out to be Matt Peterson. Felt stupid for not recognising him at first
     
  2. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Got a few:
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    Crossing the road at Bourke St in Melbourne CBD and passed Steve Mortimer. I was wearing an old Balmain jacket and he gave me a thumbs up and he said "Sorry about 88!"

    Cheeky merkin.

    I chased after him and told him that he played schoolboy footy against my old man at Turvey Park and he was quite friendly and we had a brief chat before continuing on our ways.

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    Working in Chermside a long time ago and sold some cardboard boxes to Mal Meninga.

    #3
    Met Wally Lewis getting into the lift at AAMI Park
     
  3. El Diablo

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    not NRL related but nostalgic

    back in the late 90's was staying at the Novotel at Darling Harbour and Ashley Paske was our drinks waiter
     
  4. yosemite

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    Was on a flight out of Sydney to Byron where I saw Jason Nightingale( and his rather attractive other half )
     
  5. Life's Good

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    Everybody needs good neighbours.
     
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  6. Cockadoodledoo

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    It is, go every year for work. Truly bizarre seeing Robbo standing next to me. Just freaky.. i was wearing my Roosters jumper too but under a hoody as it was a bit brisk early morning. Got a few 'go the Roosters' call outs when i had it on display and had a good chat to a Rams fan who studied in Brisbane for 6 months and got into the NRL. Went to the NFL again last season but sadly my SF trip this year was in June.
     
  7. gitano

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    Too many to name. Played nsw cup until recently.
    Bumped into Mini and SST near a Nandos recently. Good fellas
     
  8. Incorrect

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    Why on earth would they have been in seven hills I wonder? Seems completely random. You would have thought if they were celebrating in Sydney they would pick somewhere near the beach or city, not Sevo!
     
  9. moffla

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    They probs tried in a severely drunken state to ask the cab driver to take them to Surrey Hills
     
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  10. Life's Good

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    Perhaps the toilet cubicles are slightly larger in the west of Sydney??
     
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  11. Diesel

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    Seven Hills in Brisbane
     
  12. Incorrect

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    To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld....

    "Another Seven Hills?"

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Diesel

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    Yep, the world doesn't stop outside of Sydney
     
  14. PARRA_FAN

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    Most recent ones:

    Jake Friend and Cordner standing outside the Star waiting for a cab.
    Hannah Hollis at Martin Place
    Jason Ryles in Flinders Street, Melbourne
    Matt King at Brisbane airport
     
  15. Lemon Squash

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    Regularly see players out and about in the city and at the Races - closer to home used to see plenty of Parra/Penrith Players a Winsto Hotel/Fiddler/Brewery/Castle Hill RSL/In Parra etc

    Couple of specific random ones that I can remember :

    - 5 or so years ago on the same flight as Lote Tuquiri Sydney-Sunny Coast, he was by himself and acting incognito as possible.

    - Late 2014 caught the same flight back from Bali as Dan Hunt, we were on the same row and my misses sat next to him. Snored like a mofo.

    - Gus Gould and his family at Wet & Wild, thank god he was fully clothed

    - Had Beers with Willie Mason, Reni Maitua and Anthony Tupou at the Coogee Bay Hotel about 10 years ago I was only 18-19.. Had a mutual family friend of Tupous... Always thought that Mason was a c*ckstain but he completely changed my mind after that day he was an absolute legend.

    - After the Eels v Titans game a couple of years ago at Mudgee all the Titans players went out on the town and ended up in the same pub... was betting on the nags with Idris for a good hour, really good fella I knew then he had a bit of a hippie mentality.. same night also was playing the pokies with Takairangi (was playing for the titans) we smashed one machine got f*ck all then he went straight back in and won $700 odd bucks the merkin.

    - Old man is a painter did The Pearces house at St Ives back in the 90's and Todd Greenbergs a few years ago when he was still at the Dogs.

    - Most random mundane one I can remember was Luke Patton at Fox Studios by himself holding some shopping bags just staring into oblivion, only about 12 months ago. I remember thinking must be the exact same look he does in the bunker.
     
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  16. RockWheel

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    Jamal Idris buying sunglasses in Forster back in 2010.

    Met some old bloke who played for Wests and played 2 tests for Australia in the seventies. Ran an oyster farm up on the north coast. Can't remember his name for the life of me.
     
  17. magpie_man

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    I've crossed-paths with stacks of NRL players over the years but here are a few of the more mundane meetings:

    I walked past ET and his better-half, both looking like death warmed up, on Miller Street, North Sydney a few years ago - it was right around the time that all of his extra-marital shenanigans had come to light.

    I walked past Greg Inglis and his partner in Bondi Junction Westfield a few years ago - a very tall human being.

    I sat near Jarryd Hayne and a few of his mates at Nadia's Café at Westfield Parramatta a month or two before his foray into the NFL. I was there getting breakfast with my young daughter and she bumped her head on the our table at one point and began crying. Jarryd looked over and gave me a sympathetic look. I remember being surprised at what a big unit he was.

    I was at a Café in North Rocks having lunch with a few mates a few years ago when Benji and a few of the Tigers boys strolled in - they had been training. I said g'day but they were pretty standoffish.

    Nearly a decade ago I was having dinner with a bunch of girls in Kingston, Canberra when Trent Barrett and the whole Cronulla Sharks team strolled in. They had just played a semi against the Raiders that afternoon from memory. A lot of them were eyeballing a few of the girls I was with.

    I was driving in front of Nathan Hindmarsh and his wife around 2004, trying to get out of the quagmire that is Leichhardt after a Tigers vs Eels game. He looked as peeved as I was.
     
  18. grouch

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    I met Russell Packer in Martin Place one night. Dude has nice shoes.. well, the soles were nice.
     
  19. Tooooks

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    Was he convicted? Didn't think so.
     
  20. roofromoz

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    Steve Mortimer was at a Joint Regional Planning Panel a few years ago when the application was in for the current redevelopment works at Canterbury Leagues Club (I was there for another development application)... he's a lot smaller than I imagined he would be.

    Sean Hampstead was a regular attendee for the Saturday night trivia at Toongabbie Sports Club about 10-15 years ago.
     

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