RIP Quentin Pongia

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  1. Iafeta

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    Hearing news that the great man has succumbed in his battle with cancer.

    He was of course a tough as nails Kiwis test prop. Was a cornerstone of that outstanding Raiders pack and also played for Auckland, Easts, St George and Wigan.

    Quentin was from the fabled West Coast of NZ (also where I am from). I always saw his family out walking. Really small community, so will devastate the Coast which has produced some outstanding test players of yesteryear.

    Rest In Peace Quentin

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  2. TheFrog

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    Only 48, so very sad. RIP.
     
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    Probably legit the toughest dude I ever watched play footy.

    Sad news.
     
  4. Iafeta

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    When Quentin hit you, you stayed hit.

    Might sound a touché cliche but it’s so true.
     
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    Tough bugger that was bitten by a crab.

    Damn shame. RIP Quentin.
     
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  7. DC_fan

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    So sad to hear of his passing. My sympathies go out to his family and friends
     
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  8. Scott

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    Well said Feka - very very sad.

    He was huge for Canberra & a great Kiwi. I remember him captaining us in 1998 in England to a famous series win. As tough as they come.

    R I P.
     
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  9. Zadar

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    Tough as nails, loved his cameo at the chooks.

    Very sad.
     
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  10. One Warrior

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    Very sad to hear, RIP Quentin.
     
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  11. Life's Good

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    In a Raiders team of stars he could hold his head high as one of their greats.
    Cancer is b*tch.
    Thoughts with his family & friends.
    RIP Quentin.
     
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    First Hawkie, now this. What a shitty week.

    RIP big guy. He’ll never be forgotten.
     
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  13. taipan

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    That is indeed sad .Watched him play at the Raiders, always played his heart out, which is all you can ask of a player.Understand a real gentleman.
    Agree also losing Bob Hawke(a politician I greatly admired even though I am mainly a Lib) this week , another sad loss.
     
  14. Iafeta

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    I feel for you and Raider fans mate. Q was brutal and by brutal I mean from the old school of teaching wingers a lesson if they wanted to take a hit up through the middle type approach. That team was phenomenal and for all the Stuart’s and Daley’s and Mullen’s of the world, you need genuine tough guys like Pongia to lay the platform.

    Rest In Peace Q
     
  15. veggiepatch1959

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    I would like to thank all those for felt emotion of Quentin's passing.

    And a mention of Bob Hawke too.

    Enjoy the memories of two great men....please!
     
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    I remember him well...
    great player...genuine tough guy.
    sad news.
    RIP big guy.
     
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    Legitimate hard man carved of granite.

    Vale kind sir.

    You will not be forgotten.
     
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    Always sad to hear someone that age being taken by cancer (or anything else tbh). Condolences to his family.
     
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    One of my favourite players when I was a kid.

    RIP big fella
     
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