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Bulldogs snare big tough hombre Conrad Ta'akimoeaka

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  1. VAI

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    By Nick Walshaw | December 01, 2008 12:00am

    MEET Conrad Ta'akimoeaka - the unknown Aucklander who walked out on a lucrative five-year Japanese rugby contract to have a crack at the NRL.
    Signed on with the Bulldogs, Ta'akimoeaka weighs 100kg, stands 184cm and has been described by Belmore insiders as "one big, tough hombre".

    So while Benji Marshall and co. continue with threats to jump ship, this unassuming backrower is hurtling in the other direction.

    "My sole aim is to make first grade, definitely," Ta'akimoeaka says. "That's why I've given up a five-year rugby contract . . . I want to pursue this dream."

    Still only 24, the boom Kiwi actually signed on at Belmore last year but went unnoticed after injuring his knee in a trial game.

    He had a knee reconstruction and missed the entire season.



    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/story/0,26799,24730901-5006066,00.html
     
  2. VAI

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    nick walshaw is really pulling out the positive stories for our club of late

    noice
     
  3. MILF

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    he has been at the club one year already .
     
  4. =Sarah=

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    lets hope his knee is all good now and will step up and rip the opposing teams apart!
     
  5. Rodzilla

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    commentators were happy that his knee was injured badly
     
  6. bulldogs2010

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    ^^ i get that lol.

    next year, 2009, so much promise, who knows what will happen, I'm so excited, and if Conrad Ta'akimoeaka can perform, then we're that much better.
     
  7. Costaki10

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    he looks like a unit. hopefully he doesn't get injured so we can see how good he can perform
     
  8. Al.Bundy

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    They boys have big wraps on him. He has been training the house down apparently and hits very hard in defense. He also is a bit of a rapper apparently.
     
  9. btrainben

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    100 kg?

    He is far from a monster. In fact he is quite light now when it comes to forwards.

    Didn't he weigh a hell of alot more last year?

    And I wonder what Godberts will make of this signing seeing as Conrad was near the top of his Noad signings list.

    I suppose now since Greenberg signed the same player Noad did, and got roasted for doing so, it will now be hailed as a masterstroke and a good signing.....
     
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    Conrad is a kick ass name.
     
  11. Mitch Connor

    Mitch Connor Super Moderator Staff Member

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  12. Hasoon

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    he is only 100 kg

    IM HEAVIER AND TALLER
     
  13. Ben Godberts

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    He will do nothing
     
  14. xeno

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    He's 24 already, i thought he was much younger than that! Hope he goes well and becomes a stand out
     
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    good on him, i hope he makes 1st grade and shows what he is made out of!
     
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    Hey Mitch, I know he hasn't played FG yet, and am not expecting much from this bloke at all. Hopefully he surprises though.

    And you are right, I got my wires crossed, I thought he may have been re-signed, but he wasn't off contract at all.
     
  17. VAI

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    did this bloke do a sonny bill or did he leave at the end of the japanese rugby season?
    or mid season with the club's blessing?
     
  18. Mitch Connor

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    he was with norths before us. there are some idiots out there labelling the bulldogs hypocrites because theyre under the assumption that we took him midway through his rugby contract lol
     
  19. billiris

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    how much did greenberg pay him lol
     
  20. bulldogs27

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    Wonderful news.
     
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