Who is Matt Groat?

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Who is Matt Groat?

Post by mc1991 » Sun 29 May, 2011 3:19 pm

Has anybody even heard of this guy? Looks like McKinnon isn't playing anymore, Beau Ryan is starting at FB and this Matt Groat is now on the bench. Any word?


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Post by Kul » Sun 29 May, 2011 3:29 pm

yes, a lot of people have heard of him

see the live game thread

Groat is a prop who plays in the NYC but has also played for BRET
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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Sun 29 May, 2011 5:41 pm

in other words he's still a nobody right?
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Post by Easy Tiger. » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:13 pm

i knew who he was when i saw him on the sideline was happy to see him good young talent aussie schoolboy...
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Post by MacDougall » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:13 pm

He has pretty much played in every rep team in his age division ever. He's an Australian schoolboys captain. He's one of the best front row prospects the game has seen in years.


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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:15 pm

why then isnt he in first grade?
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Post by Demps » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:15 pm

Future star.
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Post by innsaneink » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:18 pm

AmericanHistoryX wrote:in other words he's still a nobody right?
No.
He's not a nobody, he's a local junior who's now played first grade.
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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:20 pm

Ink - i dont know - but will he play first grade soon?
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Post by Marshall_magic » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:22 pm

mc1991 wrote:Has anybody even heard of this guy? Looks like McKinnon isn't playing anymore, Beau Ryan is starting at FB and this Matt Groat is now on the bench. Any word?


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McKinnon did his hammy before kick off, we had to call up a Toyota Cup player.

As for people calling him a nobody, who were you expecting? Who would you have called up at the last minute? Did you think Andrew Johns would play for us instead of calling the game from the sideline?

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Post by Masterton » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:24 pm

Looked pretty good, for mine. Strong and confident.
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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:25 pm

If only Mullaney was playing NYC, would've called him up and FINALLY given a chance at 1st.
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Post by Tap Twist Snap » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:26 pm

Showed more than gibbs. Would play him off the bench again next week.

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Post by MacDougall » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:27 pm

AmericanHistoryX wrote:why then isnt he in first grade?
TBH he probably should be ahead of Murdoch-Masila and Schirnack. He played NYC before the game today and made 12 hit ups and 20 tackles. Played 6 minutes in NRL and made 2 pretty strong hit-ups. He's only 18 as well and we already have Dwyer, Fifita, Murdoch-Masila, Woods and Schirnack as very young forwards. To squeeze another in there would be fraught with danger. He'll be thereabouts real soon.

I don't see why you're sooking about him being selected though? We had to put an NYC player in there. I probably would have expected Simona though.

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Post by LCA » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:28 pm

mc1991 wrote:Has anybody even heard of this guy? Looks like McKinnon isn't playing anymore, Beau Ryan is starting at FB and this Matt Groat is now on the bench. Any word?


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Yes, lots of us have heard of him and seen him play strongly in 4 -5 games this year for U20s. He's a terrific prospect.

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:31 pm

AmericanHistoryX wrote:Ink - i dont know - but will he play first grade soon?
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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Sun 29 May, 2011 6:36 pm

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AmericanHistoryX wrote:why then isnt he in first grade?
TBH he probably should be ahead of Murdoch-Masila and Schirnack. He played NYC before the game today and made 12 hit ups and 20 tackles. Played 6 minutes in NRL and made 2 pretty strong hit-ups. He's only 18 as well and we already have Dwyer, Fifita, Murdoch-Masila, Woods and Schirnack as very young forwards. To squeeze another in there would be fraught with danger. He'll be thereabouts real soon.

I don't see why you're sooking about him being selected though? We had to put an NYC player in there. I probably would have expected Simona though.
im not sooking - i just want the best 17 players on the park - is he better than fulton?
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Post by MacDougall » Sun 29 May, 2011 7:15 pm

AmericanHistoryX wrote:
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AmericanHistoryX wrote:why then isnt he in first grade?
TBH he probably should be ahead of Murdoch-Masila and Schirnack. He played NYC before the game today and made 12 hit ups and 20 tackles. Played 6 minutes in NRL and made 2 pretty strong hit-ups. He's only 18 as well and we already have Dwyer, Fifita, Murdoch-Masila, Woods and Schirnack as very young forwards. To squeeze another in there would be fraught with danger. He'll be thereabouts real soon.

I don't see why you're sooking about him being selected though? We had to put an NYC player in there. I probably would have expected Simona though.
im not sooking - i just want the best 17 players on the park - is he better than fulton?
A damn sight.

AmericanHistoryX wrote:what have you done fool? answer me that? arent i allowed to ask questions on a player that i dont know about? now tell me fool what have you done?
I believe he asked you first.

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