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Offline hensingham boy

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on: 11 Jan 2008, 06:04:42 pm
Rave reviews for Makisi


By Martin Morgan

WHITEHAVEN?S new Tongan powerhouse Saia Makisi is earning rave reviews Down Under after joining top Aussie outfit Parramatta Eels for a two-week tune-up ahead of his switch to the Recre.

Makisi was invited to train with the NRL outfit by club official and ex-Australia Test ace Rod Reddy, a pal of Haven boss Paul Crarey from their days together at Barrow .

And Reddy has phoned Crarey to give his assessment of the international centre, who has been rubbing shoulders at Parramatta with the likes of Tonga team-mate Fuifui MoiMoi, one of the world?s most formidable forwards.

?Rod says he?s a very athletic player and has fitted in really well,? the Haven coach said. ?He?s training with them in the morning and staying on all day.

?I know he hasn?t played a lot of first-grade over there, but the standard is very high. They reckon he?s unstoppable from 20 metres out.?

Makisi, recommended to Haven by former boss Stan Martin, is due to touch down in England later in the month. He scored for Tonga in their defeat by Crarey?s Cumbria in 2006.



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Reply #1 on: 11 Jan 2008, 07:23:54 pm
good to hear, but it would be nice if we knew when he was arriving it was supposed to be tomorrow with edmondson


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Reply #2 on: 11 Jan 2008, 08:10:04 pm
Sounds good then !! :D


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Reply #3 on: 12 Jan 2008, 09:52:51 pm
When is he coming over then?


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Reply #4 on: 12 Jan 2008, 10:41:37 pm
Should be here for start of Northern Rail Cup


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Reply #5 on: 13 Jan 2008, 11:32:38 am
Why has he been delayed.  I thought he was supposed to arrive this weekend. 


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Reply #6 on: 13 Jan 2008, 03:58:34 pm
24th of jan i've heard


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Reply #7 on: 15 Jan 2008, 05:22:23 pm
hes here next week, intime for the kiwi game, im thinking he might be presented to the crowd at half during the kiwi game maybe?


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Reply #8 on: 15 Jan 2008, 05:41:24 pm
Judging  by  early  reports  he  looks  a  decent  prospect.  Unstoppable  from  20m  out  suggest  he's  a  big  strong  lad  in  the  Nanyn  mould.


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Reply #9 on: 15 Jan 2008, 05:44:32 pm
he looks big. if any of you have facebook search him and there a small pic of him


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Reply #10 on: 15 Jan 2008, 06:16:22 pm
yeah ive heard PC say makisi is like nanyn but more "athletic"  ie fitter and faster  :D :D :D