Tag: Sonny Bill Williams

Seven-figure rookies: Payne Haas has the improbable task of living up to the cash thrown at him but who can we blame?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis In the year 2000, Canberra Raiders announced the signing of young prop Ryan O’Hara from rivals Canterbury. Only problem was, the talented bookend was still playing Jersey Flegg. The Raiders paid a small fortune to get him down the Hume Highway. O’Hara hadn’t played NRL or reserve grade for that matter. […]

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From Australia with love: Damn you Toulon ya stinkin’ frogs!

BY CURTIS WOODWARD You know that time of the night, when all you want to do is relax and watch something on the box but your partner hijacks the remote and you’re stuck watching My Kitchen Rules? Well, not really watching, more like twiddling your thumbs, trying as hard as you can to not jump […]

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Legend says there must be consequences if Semi turns into $emi Bill

Parramatta legend and respected commentator Peter Sterling has likened the Semi Radradra situation to that of Sonny Bill Williams who infamously walked out on Canterbury in the late 2000’s. Radradra is yet to return to Australia after visiting his family in Fiji. “There needs to be consequences,” Sterling said on Fox Sports. “We can’t have […]

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From two different worlds: Why Islander kids are driven by money no matter the sport

Semi Radradra is walking out on Parramatta to join a French rugby club. Semi Radradra has flown home to Fiji to discuss his future with family. Semi Radradra’s manager says he’s coming back to see out his contract. Semi Radradra needs an extension on his leave. Semi Radradra, Semi Radrada, Semi Radradra! It is enough […]

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Jason Taumalolo not the next SBW but the first Jason Taumalolo

Jason Taumalolo hasn’t become the next Sonny Bill Williams. He has become the first Jason Taumalolo with the premiership-winning forward set to play his 100th NRL game for the North Queensland Cowboys against Cronulla. The Kiwi wrecking ball is in career-best form and co-leads the Handyman Magazine Medal with Brisbane five-eight Anthony Milford. “I had […]

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