Mahe Fonua

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Re: Mahe Fonua

Unread post by Bob » Thu 28 Sep, 2017 1:27 pm

Brooks will hopefully learn a short kicking game from Marshall.

If he does manage to mentor him this year he will get a coaching gig next year so it will be worth it for him. I’d imagine tigers would also give him a send off if we weren’t to make the finals.

Brooks has a decent running game just needs to improve his general play kicking. His defence is standard for a half.


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Unread post by innsaneink » Sat 30 Sep, 2017 12:45 pm

Fonua made the ESL dream team of the year

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Unread post by magpiecol » Sat 30 Sep, 2017 5:38 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Sat 30 Sep, 2017 12:45 pm
Fonua made the ESL dream team of the year
Dream team as a winger this year, and as a center in last years Dream team.

According to some people on this forum he will not make the first 17 next year.

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Unread post by Balmainbred » Sat 30 Sep, 2017 5:46 pm

I’d have him in our 17 & in the run on side

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Unread post by madunit » Sat 30 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm

Benji to play 49 games for the Tigers.

It will see him notch up over 300 NRL games and reach 250 for the club, surpassing Farah.

Then Farah returns for one season in 2019 and plays 5 games to bring up 300 for his career and going past 250 for the club.

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Unread post by Geo. » Sat 30 Sep, 2017 6:02 pm

madunit wrote:
Sat 30 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm
Benji to play 49 games for the Tigers.

It will see him notch up over 300 NRL games and reach 250 for the club, surpassing Farah.

Then Farah returns for one season in 2019 and plays 5 games to bring up 300 for his career and going past 250 for the club.

lol
Mahe Fonua may have something to say about that..
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Unread post by GoldXR50Leroy » Sat 30 Sep, 2017 8:43 pm

Hull FC were desperately unlucky not to make Old Trafford next weekend, Fonua got the Hull side out of heaps of trouble and will be the greatest short winger since Matt Utai, one diference is he is comfortable under the high ball and will do more hit ups than most of our forwards!.

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Unread post by Earl » Sun 01 Oct, 2017 9:21 am

GoldXR50Leroy wrote:
Sat 30 Sep, 2017 8:43 pm
Hull FC were desperately unlucky not to make Old Trafford next weekend, Fonua got the Hull side out of heaps of trouble and will be the greatest short winger since Matt Utai, one diference is he is comfortable under the high ball and will do more hit ups than most of our forwards!.
I am starting to get my hopes up with this signing. I can see us having a tough backline next year.

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Unread post by tigeress » Sun 01 Oct, 2017 1:04 pm

Are there two Mahe Fonua's as one is listed as playing Intrust Super Cup for Easts Tigers this afternoon ?????

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Unread post by Balmainbred » Sun 01 Oct, 2017 1:24 pm

It’s the same Mahe Fonua but that game was the 2013 ISC grand final between East Tigers & Mackay Cutters today’s game is between Penrith Panthers & PNG Hunters

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Unread post by Spartan117 » Fri 06 Oct, 2017 10:53 am

Mahe Fonua named in Tongan Side, (as well as Tui Lolohia)

I think now there is one game in the World Cup that I may try and watch.

I dont recall this guy much at Melb.



Tonga squad: Andrew Fifita, Mahe Fonua, David Fusitu'a, Siliva Havilli, Ata Hingano, Will Hopoate, Konrad Hurrell, Michael Jennings, Solomone Kata, Sione Katoa, Samisoni Langi, Tuimoala Lolohea, Sika Manu, Manu Ma'u, Sam Moa, Ben Murdoch Masila, Joe Ofahengaue, Tevita Pangai jnr, Ukuma Ta'ai, Sio Siua Taukieaho, Jason Taumalolo, Peni Terepo, Daniel Tupou, Manu Vatuvei.

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Unread post by tigeress » Fri 06 Oct, 2017 1:23 pm

Balmainbred wrote:
Sun 01 Oct, 2017 1:24 pm
It’s the same Mahe Fonua but that game was the 2013 ISC grand final between East Tigers & Mackay Cutters today’s game is between Penrith Panthers & PNG Hunters
Yes sorry about that, my first post in a long while and I make a bungle of it... :oops: I realised my error when I checked the article again :brick:

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Unread post by Tiger Steve » Fri 06 Oct, 2017 4:24 pm

tigeress wrote:
Fri 06 Oct, 2017 1:23 pm
Balmainbred wrote:
Sun 01 Oct, 2017 1:24 pm
It’s the same Mahe Fonua but that game was the 2013 ISC grand final between East Tigers & Mackay Cutters today’s game is between Penrith Panthers & PNG Hunters
Yes sorry about that, my first post in a long while and I make a bungle of it... :oops: I realised my error when I checked the article again :brick:
It’s the pressure that gets to you Tigeress. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and post again!!

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Unread post by Geo. » Mon 09 Oct, 2017 6:26 pm

Mahe Fonua's farewell message as explosive winger leaves Hull FC
The Black and Whites outside-back has signed for Wests Tigers in the NRL for next year.

BYPAUL CLARKE
03:10, 9 OCT 2017

Mahe Fonua admits he couldn’t have asked for much more from his Hull FC career as he bids to say farewell to the city he’s enjoyed success in these last two years.

The 24-year-old arrived ahead of the 2016 Super League season as a rough diamond from Melbourne Storm.

The potential was there but he was still relatively unknown and was certainly far from polished.

Fast-forward two seasons and Fonua has become one of the dominant forces in Northern Hemisphere rugby league, talents he wants to take back to the NRL.

Whilst Fonua is looking to the future now with a World Cup with Tonga on the horizon and is focused on nailing down a spot for Wests Tigers in 2018, he is also grateful for the journey he’s had at the Black and Whites.

Two Challenge Cup wins and two Super League Dream Team selections confirm it has been a perfect match for both Fonua and FC.

“I’ve been part of a very fortunate Hull FC team. I know we fell short in the semi-final and that’s happened in both years but if someone would have said I would play in two semis, win the Challenge Cup twice and get named in the Dream Team twice, I would have jumped at that,” Fonua told the Mail.

“I’m really pleased with how things have gone over here and there are a lot of people to thank. My wife has put up with me and actually made the decision to come over with me. Obviously Lee Radford and coaching staff have been excellent as well. They have allowed me to showcase my talent and I cannot thank them enough.”

Fonua is currently preparing to leave his Hull home ahead of a trip back Down Under for the World Cup, with the outside back planning to meet up with the Tongan squad within the next week or so. But even in these last few days of life in Hull he has found himself being congratulated on a job well done by fans in the street. Fonua, though, is as thankful back for the support he has been afforded during his time in East Yorkshire.

“The Old Faithful are great. It’s going to be hard to see that same sort of atmosphere in Australia. They are a different breed of fans,” Fonua added.

“They stuck with us through some tough times over these two years as well with some big defeats at home but they are proper passionate.

“I’m going to miss the fans and it’s been a unique experience walking around the city in the last couple of days with people coming up to me and shaking my hand and thanking me for the two years, but at the same time I thank them for their support.

“These two years would have been a whole lot different if we didn’t get the support we’ve had. I’m hoping to link up with the Tongan team in the next week or so. We’ve got a few days yet to try and clean the house up.”

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/sport/ru ... ive-596701
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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 09 Oct, 2017 7:02 pm

Spartan117 wrote:
Fri 06 Oct, 2017 10:53 am
Mahe Fonua named in Tongan Side, (as well as Tui Lolohia)

I think now there is one game in the World Cup that I may try and watch.

I dont recall this guy much at Melb.



Tonga squad: Andrew Fifita, Mahe Fonua, David Fusitu'a, Siliva Havilli, Ata Hingano, Will Hopoate, Konrad Hurrell, Michael Jennings, Solomone Kata, Sione Katoa, Samisoni Langi, Tuimoala Lolohea, Sika Manu, Manu Ma'u, Sam Moa, Ben Murdoch Masila, Joe Ofahengaue, Tevita Pangai jnr, Ukuma Ta'ai, Sio Siua Taukieaho, Jason Taumalolo, Peni Terepo, Daniel Tupou, Manu Vatuvei.
Dont miss Tonga v NZ, will be a beauty

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Unread post by gallagher » Mon 09 Oct, 2017 7:42 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Mon 09 Oct, 2017 7:02 pm
Spartan117 wrote:
Fri 06 Oct, 2017 10:53 am
Mahe Fonua named in Tongan Side, (as well as Tui Lolohia)

I think now there is one game in the World Cup that I may try and watch.

I dont recall this guy much at Melb.



Tonga squad: Andrew Fifita, Mahe Fonua, David Fusitu'a, Siliva Havilli, Ata Hingano, Will Hopoate, Konrad Hurrell, Michael Jennings, Solomone Kata, Sione Katoa, Samisoni Langi, Tuimoala Lolohea, Sika Manu, Manu Ma'u, Sam Moa, Ben Murdoch Masila, Joe Ofahengaue, Tevita Pangai jnr, Ukuma Ta'ai, Sio Siua Taukieaho, Jason Taumalolo, Peni Terepo, Daniel Tupou, Manu Vatuvei.
Dont miss Tonga v NZ, will be a beauty
Indeed, things could get a bit heated alright. It will be good to see Fonua and abd few other go around.

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Unread post by Tbone » Mon 09 Oct, 2017 8:04 pm

Fonua was aweful in his last match for Hull FC. Hope it was just a bad day.

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Unread post by magpiecol » Mon 09 Oct, 2017 10:53 pm

Tbone wrote:
Mon 09 Oct, 2017 8:04 pm
Fonua was aweful in his last match for Hull FC. Hope it was just a bad day.
What game were you watching?

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