David Nofoaluma plays through the pain for Wests Tigers

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Re: David Nofoaluma plays through the pain for Wests Tigers

Post by Tacky » Wed 06 Dec, 2017 11:59 am

Mahe Fonua's signing makes a lot more sense now. But what a legend Noffa is.
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Post by WT2K » Wed 06 Dec, 2017 12:42 pm

Amazing stuff by David. Team before himself, kind of person that can help build a new culture at wt. Hope he has an injury free 2018.
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Post by happy tiger » Wed 06 Dec, 2017 1:14 pm

hobbo wrote:
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 10:44 pm
krayola wrote:
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 10:35 pm
Thanks for posting Masterton.

Nofa is a legend. It was clear he was injured for most of last season but didn't know the extent of it! Here's praying for a relatively injury free 2018 for the man.
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I also know what it's like to roll out of bed every morning :lol:
There is a 12 step program that will help that Hobbo :lol:

Look as much as I appreciate Nofo's attempt to help the cause I'd rather in the future he get the problem solved asap

We have lost a couple of players to career ending injuries , we don't need anymore thanks :sign:

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Post by Spud Murphy » Wed 06 Dec, 2017 7:56 pm

Madness! He could've done himself permanent damage, thank God he didn't! What kind of team medico would allow this to happen?

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Post by Dan Blanco » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 2:40 am

They took a calculated risk with him, and he made the decision to play on knowing he had the off-season to get surgery and rehabilitate. No real issue as far as long-term risks given the fact he hadn't re-injured himself after the initial prognosis. I bumped into him on his birthday last week. He was walking from Concord to Burwood station, catching the train back home after a day @ work. Shows you just what type of guy he is. I'd really like to see him stay healthy - and maybe get a rep call up this season - anything is possible for David.


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Post by Spud Murphy » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:14 am

Dan Blanco wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 2:40 am
They took a calculated risk with him, and he made the decision to play on knowing he had the off-season to get surgery and rehabilitate. No real issue as far as long-term risks given the fact he hadn't re-injured himself after the initial prognosis. I bumped into him on his birthday last week. He was walking from Concord to Burwood station, catching the train back home after a day @ work. Shows you just what type of guy he is. I'd really like to see him stay healthy - and maybe get a rep call up this season - anything is possible for David.

Mate he could've re-injured himself at any time, during any game. He's playing rugby league, a full contact sport, not bloody table tennis!

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Post by barra » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 11:36 am

Would love to see Nofo play an injury-free season at least once... just once!

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Post by Balmainian » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 5:19 pm

I’m not sure about calculated risk!
By round 16 we were pretty much no chance, why wouldnt he have stepped aside then??
That’s a 3rd of the season to RISK for absolutely no reward......sounds like we need to be a little more diligent on the injury front.

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Post by Dan Blanco » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 12:49 am

It wasn't about having a chance of making the 8 anymore, Balmanian. Who knows what his motivation was at the time (maybe not getting the wooden spoon)? - the point is, is that it was his choice - it was his decision, irrespective of what the medical team advised him at the time.
And don't think for a minute that he hadn't had specialist consultations either. The guy put the team on his shoulders and literally ran with it at the back end of the season.

He's had surgery, is healthy, is running around 3 months out from the start of the season, AND is catching the South Western train back home after 1st grade footy training ON his birthday...

You all better start bowing down and saluting this man!

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Post by Balmainian » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 3:39 pm

I see where you’re coming from Dan Blanco.

Just an opinion I had based upon a few other players who have stayed on the pitch in the past and ended up with long term injury’s when possibly preventable.
He is a machine and has genuine tiger passion, passion which I hope rubs of on a few more team mates over the summer.
I’m not religious nor do belong to any defence force...so excuse me if I do not bow or salute big noff, But I will scream my lungs when he hits the gas in open pastures next year.
Glad to hear he’s fit and ready to go. Cheers for the update👍

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Post by Dan Blanco » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 5:58 pm

Respect bro - agree on some of the points you've raised, certainly drives home the point on what type of player he is on and off the pitch.

He's someone your teammates want to play for and the fans will always get behind because his heart is in the right place. He's had a lot of trials and tribulations in life (family issues/homelessness) it's hard not to back guys like that when you see them come out the other end of it determined as ever and still hungry for more.

I'm not an army man & wouldn't say I'm 'religious' either but I pray to the God's that he stays fit and we make a run for the 8 for everyone's sake.

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Post by Balmainian » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 7:44 pm

Dan Blanco wrote:
Sat 09 Dec, 2017 5:58 pm
Respect bro - agree on some of the points you've raised, certainly drives home the point on what type of player he is on and off the pitch.

He's someone your teammates want to play for and the fans will always get behind because his heart is in the right place. He's had a lot of trials and tribulations in life (family issues/homelessness) it's hard not to back guys like that when you see them come out the other end of it determined as ever and still hungry for more.

I'm not an army man & wouldn't say I'm 'religious' either but I pray to the God's that he stays fit and we make a run for the 8 for everyone's sake.
Wow!
I didn’t know that at all about him(his personal life).
Goes to show there more than just footy players, yeah I hope the top 8 isn’t far away either mate.

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Post by Munk » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 10:36 pm

Hope he learns to defend this off season.
Plenty of options for his wing spot.

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Post by Tacky » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 11:00 pm

Balmainian wrote:
Sat 09 Dec, 2017 7:44 pm
Dan Blanco wrote:
Sat 09 Dec, 2017 5:58 pm
Respect bro - agree on some of the points you've raised, certainly drives home the point on what type of player he is on and off the pitch.

He's someone your teammates want to play for and the fans will always get behind because his heart is in the right place. He's had a lot of trials and tribulations in life (family issues/homelessness) it's hard not to back guys like that when you see them come out the other end of it determined as ever and still hungry for more.

I'm not an army man & wouldn't say I'm 'religious' either but I pray to the God's that he stays fit and we make a run for the 8 for everyone's sake.
Wow!
I didn’t know that at all about him(his personal life).
Goes to show there more than just footy players, yeah I hope the top 8 isn’t far away either mate.
TIGERS star David Nofoaluma reveals the story of when he was just 17 he’d hit rock bottom.

With nowhere to go and nothing more than the clothes on his back, the flyer went from feeling worthless to an NRL star within two years.

Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma has opened up about his life and how he went from rock bottom to making his NRL debut within 24 months.

Prior to making his NRL debut, Nofoaluma was homeless.

Having never met his father and grown up with his grandparents’, the winger had split with his girlfriend who he was living with and got on a bus with nothing more than some change in his pocket and the clothes on his back.

That’s when he remembered an offer from a family friend.

“I was on a bus and I remember (family friends) saying ‘whenever you have it tough, we’re here anytime you need us’ and I was on the bus and the bus happened to go past their place,” Nofoaluma told the Locker Room podcast.

“When the trains aren’t working you have to take a bus. I got on the bus and it went past their place and I still remember the day.

“I got off the bus and knocked on the door and (my family friends) were happy to see me.

“From then I lived with them. I had nothing on me. I was probably at rock-bottom. I was at the bottom and there was nothing going on in my mind. (I thought) I’m worth nothing.

“I was probably 17 years old.

“I left school earlier. I’d just finished High School.”

Fast forward two years and Nofoaluma made his debut.

The flyer debuted back in 2013 after Matt Utai failed a fitness test. He was in his last year of NYC and finished the year in the top grade.

Now he has over 50 NRL games to his name but he’s stayed humble.

“It’s always something I keep in mind,” he said of his journey. “That’s why I’m pretty rapped to be where I am.”


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