Who were you surprised never made it?

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  1. Fufu Andronez

    Fufu Andronez First Grade

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    Couple of tigs under 20's that carved up down there but never kicked on imo were Joel luani and Jacob Miller.

    Especially Miller, he looked like he could have been anything at one stage. Any idea what happened to those blokes Vic?
     
  2. simmo05

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    Im pretty sure i heard an interview with Vidot on abc on the weekend, and he had just signed a deal with the WWE?
     
  3. butchmcdick

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    So many talented under twenties at th warriors that go on to f**k all

    Such a shame

    For the cowboys Gideon Geia Mosby was at one stage billed as the fastest man at the club

    Played some first grade and got dropped

    Now busy f**king it all up off the paddock

    https://www.nospam21.com/cowboys-stand-down-young-winger-34529/

    North Queensland youngster Gideon Gela-Mosby has been stood down by the Cowboys, after he was charged by police for driving without a licence.

    Last year, Gela-Mosby was disqualified from obtaining a licence, and was caught driving near the Cowboys’ home ground in May earlier this year.


    With the Cowboys now aware of the situation, North Queensland football manager Peter Parr told the Townsville Bulletin Gela-Mosby would be stood down given his upcoming court appearance.

    “The North Queensland Cowboys have stood down NRL squad member Gideon Gela-Mosby from playing duties this weekend pending a court appearance in Townsville next week,” Parr told townsvillebulletin.com.au.

    “The NRL Integrity Unit is aware of the matter and the club will finalise internal investigations after the conclusion of the judicial process.”

    Gela-Mosby was scheduled to attend court last Thursday, but was “away on work” and asked the Townsville Magistrates Court to adjourn the matter.


    The 20-year-old scored a double last weekend for the Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup.

    Gela-Mosby has played four first grade games for the Cowboys, with all four appearances coming last season.
     
  4. bad boy bubby

    bad boy bubby First Grade

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    I was going to suggest Firman as well.
    He came through the Sharks lower grades and looked a world beater. Sharks sign Kimmorley so he goes to St. George.
    He was pretty average after that.
     
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  5. Vee

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    Not sure but I remember a chip kick after catching the kick-off, I think he scored, too long ago to be sure. Garry Wurth was a good player but not up to Riley's standard.
     
  6. Vee

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    One of the tries of the century. Mind you, Warren Boland scored one of those too.
     
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  7. Rhino_NQ

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    5 years, that generous!
     
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    Clay Priest
     
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  10. carcharias

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    could’ve been much more.
    Played like about 3 games for Aus 6 or 7 years ago.
    I thought he would go on to be a regular but he turned into utter rubbish and his size and skills were wasted IMO
    That suprised me... which is the whole gist of this thread.
     
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  11. nick87

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    Yeah he’s been signed to a development deal or something.
     
  12. The Vaulting Violinist

    The Vaulting Violinist Juniors

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    Will his finisher be the bomb drop?
     
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    Gimmick infringement called by Ben Hunt
     
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    Beau Henry, 2009 NYC Player of the year and was named as the Halfback in the 2009 NYC Team of the year. Went on to sign with the Knights for 2011, was moved to Titans Mid season of 2011. Titans mid season 2011 to 2014, signed a 1 year contract with St George for 2015 but never played an NRL match. Ended up playing in total 14 NRL matches. Now playing for the Wentworth Magpies.
     
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    Millers playing in the ESL, I think fullback these days. I always thought he went overseas too early, should have stuck it out for another year or two. 20 is too early for a halfback to give up. I also heard he had a bit of an attitude problem.

    Luanis playing for Dogs ISP side. He was pretty ordinary in first grade. Played hooker when Farah was injured. Probably more of a second rower as was a great defender.
     
  16. coolumsharkie

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    His NRL RL career ended playing for the Sharks one arvo, he got absolutely poleaxed by someone and nearly cried, was never seen or heard of again.


    As far as the next big thing tag is concerned look no further than the great Karlos Filiga.

    In 2007, Filiga was labelled by his manager as "the next Sonny Bill Williams".[3][4] The Sharks won a bidding war in late 2007 for Filiga, committing to a A$600,000 contract over three years. Filiga, previously a Bulldogs junior playing for the Chester Hill Hornets, didn't make his debut in first-grade in 2007 as he spent most of the season sidelined with chest and foot injuries.[5]

    I think he spent 10 minutes in FG.

    Edit: My apologies, it was actually 11 minutes in total costing us $20 000 a minute for his career. Good times!
     
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  17. bad boy bubby

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    This case has actually expanded on something not quite true.
    The 600k throws everyone into a tailspin.
    He was to earn 200k per season if he played so many games in first grade. It never happened and he left mid contract so it's a little fallacy from reports.
     
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  18. coolumsharkie

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    Aah, but yes he was still a dud for all the SBW hype.
     
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    Jason Smith.

    Immensely talented brother. Played for 4 clubs, represented state and country, and still nobody has heard of the f**ker
     
  20. horrie hastings

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    The try up at Penrith Park was definately off an intercept then he chipped over the top to score, I was sitting behind the in goal area where he scored and thinking what a great try it was at the time. Todd was a good running fullback, he played 1 or 2 games at five eight at the Roosters also, I will have to dig out the couple of games I have when he played, the one against the Tigers I remember him having a great game, Easts bombed two or three tries that day that would have been spectacular tries that went through many sets of hands. Garry Wurth played five eight in his early days at Easts but really made fullback his position when he switched to there.
     
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