Discussion in 'NRL' started by Foreign Legion, Dec 29, 2018.
Graeme Bradley was the original "Penguin"
Panthers winger from its inaugural team, Bob Landers, was Mary.
Frank Pritchard was Peanuts. Frank Puletua was 8-ball. Bob O'Reilly was The Bear.
Josh Mansour = Sauce. Jimmy Maloney = BBQ.
"On bikes" - Adam Dykes
Petal, wasn't it ?
Robert Laurie played for Easts and was better known as "Rocky" Laurie...
His younger brother Mark who played for Parra was nicknamed "Pebbles"... Mark is one of the all time underrated Eels players IMO, never put in a bad performance, 100% effort every week...
I think Dean Treister was called Devonhead
The Zip Zip Man
The Hair bears
And already mentioned ...
Soooooo much better than the current mundane cringeworthy acronyms we only get in commentary these days...
A couple of my favourite dragons players that I’m not sure were widely known or their origin but we used all the time
Hands-like-feet (Brent Kite)
and my namesake...
Jaiman Lowe - JLo
Paul Bowman - bear
Josh hannay- hed (if you’ve been up face to face with josh he has the volume of 2.5 heads)
Actually Les was Blossom and Noel was Precious, thought it was the other way round.
Mick Bolewski was nickname "Bottle-o-whiskey"
Sparkles hit him a bit harder than necessary so Mal got up and pretended to take a swing as a joke but old Sparkles thought he was serious and responded then Mal got serious. It was totes awks.
Steve ‘Slippery’ Morris.
Peni Terepo: Penis Torpedo.
Jamie ‘Killer’ Lyon.
Chris ‘f**kwit’ Sandow.
Eric Grothe Jr: GuJu (ok I may have been the only person to call him that, but so many people were calling him Guru I was like “But that’s his old man’s name!”)
Ray ‘Shut up Hadley’ Hadley.
And of course the best and most inventive nickname in Rugby League:
Peter ‘Sterlo’ Sterling.
Eric Grothe Jr: Dadwasbetter
When Jason Stevens played with the Sharks he was bestowed a nick name by a member of the crowd.
Every single home game that Stevens played this guy would wait until he had the ball, and every single time would yell out "GO MR. PLOW!!!!"
It became so addictive that one night I was at the SFS watching Australia vs England and Stevens was playing, every time he ran it up that guys voice was in my head.
I couldn't help it, I started yelling it... next thing you know all the people in our bay were yelling it.
Nowhere near the best one, but a fun one nevertheless.
Terry Fahey - The Redfern Express.
We used to call Nathan Long Mr Joshua
That crazy albino son of a bitch from lethal weapon
Some great nicknames in league.
This one's related.
In the 80's my mate, also a saints fan, had a shit brown Cortina ( ? ) station wagon that was always playing up, we christened it Puff the Tragic Wagon.
Wasn’t Luke Patten called Clarence The Cross-Eyed Lion?
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