THE MYTH OF MATT WOODS



  • Who was this guy?
    He had a mad buzz / hype around him…

    … Then we traded him to Parra?
    For what? What did we get?

    Heard his name mentioned many times but can’t remember him ever doing anything that good?

    Hard to find much any info on google about him apart from him making the bench for 20s origin… No contract at present but was at Wentworthville.

    Anyone remember much about him?



  • Wasn’t he a sort of swap for Aloiai?



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    Wasn’t he a sort of swap for Aloiai?

    Seems an odd swap…
    Traded a first grade ready player, for us at least… For some bloke that’s never played grade and more than likely won’t?



  • Thought he was capitan of our U20 for a while.
    Was never anything special from what I saw.



  • Never really filled out as far as I could tell, always on the skinny side.

    Whilst we are casting out names, I assume Marion Seve and Salesi Funaki are not going to appear in FG any time soon either?

    Ray Stone?



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    Never really filled out as far as I could tell, always on the skinny side.

    Whilst we are casting out names, I assume Marion Seve and Salesi Funaki are not going to appear in FG any time soon either?

    Ray Stone?

    Seve just signed with Melbourne I read somewhere.

    Ray Stone was all heart, solid as rock…. But another one on the small side.
    Love to see him make grade but again, might never happen for him.



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    Never really filled out as far as I could tell, always on the skinny side.

    Whilst we are casting out names, I assume Marion Seve and Salesi Funaki are not going to appear in FG any time soon either?

    Ray Stone?

    Seve just signed with Melbourne I read somewhere.

    Ray Stone was all heart, solid as rock…. But another one on the small side.
    Love to see him make grade but again, might never happen for him.

    Never heard a Tigers junior so hyped and so far from delivering on that hype, than Seve. Was supposed to be THE standout talent in his year along with Sione Mata’utia; at least Sione played for Australia and has had a regular FG gig, if somewhat underwhelming.

    Obviously Broncos have some fair centres depth and they just debuted that Shibasaki kid this evening.

    Not so deep in the centres at Melbourne.



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    Never really filled out as far as I could tell, always on the skinny side.

    Whilst we are casting out names, I assume Marion Seve and Salesi Funaki are not going to appear in FG any time soon either?

    Ray Stone?

    Seve just signed with Melbourne I read somewhere.

    Ray Stone was all heart, solid as rock…. But another one on the small side.
    Love to see him make grade but again, might never happen for him.

    Never heard a Tigers junior so hyped and so far from delivering on that hype, than Seve. Was supposed to be THE standout talent in his year along with Sione Mata’utia; at least Sione played for Australia and has had a regular FG gig, if somewhat underwhelming.

    Obviously Broncos have some fair centres depth and they just debuted that Shibasaki kid this evening.

    Not so deep in the centres at Melbourne.

    Says a lot that last sentence, about the the fact that you can get away with weakness in the centres if the rest of your side is stacked with talent.



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    Never really filled out as far as I could tell, always on the skinny side.

    Whilst we are casting out names, I assume Marion Seve and Salesi Funaki are not going to appear in FG any time soon either?

    Ray Stone?

    Seve just signed with Melbourne I read somewhere.

    Ray Stone was all heart, solid as rock…. But another one on the small side.
    Love to see him make grade but again, might never happen for him.

    Never heard a Tigers junior so hyped and so far from delivering on that hype, than Seve. Was supposed to be THE standout talent in his year along with Sione Mata’utia; at least Sione played for Australia and has had a regular FG gig, if somewhat underwhelming.

    Obviously Broncos have some fair centres depth and they just debuted that Shibasaki kid this evening.

    Not so deep in the centres at Melbourne.

    Says a lot that last sentence, about the the fact that you can get away with weakness in the centres if the rest of your side is stacked with talent.

    Also in fairness I don’t believe Chambers or Scott get injured too often? So Melbourne haven’t been exposed to their backups much and their first-choice combo is pretty darn good.



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    Seve just signed with Melbourne I read somewhere.

    Ray Stone was all heart, solid as rock…. But another one on the small side.
    Love to see him make grade but again, might never happen for him.

    Never heard a Tigers junior so hyped and so far from delivering on that hype, than Seve. Was supposed to be THE standout talent in his year along with Sione Mata’utia; at least Sione played for Australia and has had a regular FG gig, if somewhat underwhelming.

    Obviously Broncos have some fair centres depth and they just debuted that Shibasaki kid this evening.

    Not so deep in the centres at Melbourne.

    Says a lot that last sentence, about the the fact that you can get away with weakness in the centres if the rest of your side is stacked with talent.

    Also in fairness I don’t believe Chambers or Scott get injured too often? So Melbourne haven’t been exposed to their backups much and their first-choice combo is pretty darn good.

    No doubt they are good but I don’t know that I would break my neck trying to sign them.



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    Never really filled out as far as I could tell, always on the skinny side.

    Whilst we are casting out names, I assume Marion Seve and Salesi Funaki are not going to appear in FG any time soon either?

    Ray Stone?

    Seve just signed with Melbourne I read somewhere.

    Ray Stone was all heart, solid as rock…. But another one on the small side.
    Love to see him make grade but again, might never happen for him.

    Never heard a Tigers junior so hyped and so far from delivering on that hype, than Seve. Was supposed to be THE standout talent in his year along with Sione Mata’utia; at least Sione played for Australia and has had a regular FG gig, if somewhat underwhelming.

    Obviously Broncos have some fair centres depth and they just debuted that Shibasaki kid this evening.

    Not so deep in the centres at Melbourne.

    Says a lot that last sentence, about the the fact that you can get away with weakness in the centres if the rest of your side is stacked with talent.

    Chambers and Scott is a gun centre pairing…their depth at centre is decent as well given they seem able to get the best out of Cheyse Blair and they also have Justin Olam. Bad centres - particularly bad defensive centres - are a massive liability.



  • Ray Stone has been on parra’s extended bench a few times this year. May still make it.

    Other child stars Tyler Cassell, Lamar Liolavave, Mitch Moses.



  • Lamar played what one FG game for Canterbury?



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    Lamar played what one FG game for Canterbury?

    Plays in Q cup now.

    One of the forum hype boys that pop up year to year…

    Personally saw nothing to back up any of the forum hype he got, during that year.



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    Seve just signed with Melbourne I read somewhere.

    Ray Stone was all heart, solid as rock…. But another one on the small side.
    Love to see him make grade but again, might never happen for him.

    Never heard a Tigers junior so hyped and so far from delivering on that hype, than Seve. Was supposed to be THE standout talent in his year along with Sione Mata’utia; at least Sione played for Australia and has had a regular FG gig, if somewhat underwhelming.

    Obviously Broncos have some fair centres depth and they just debuted that Shibasaki kid this evening.

    Not so deep in the centres at Melbourne.

    Says a lot that last sentence, about the the fact that you can get away with weakness in the centres if the rest of your side is stacked with talent.

    Chambers and Scott is a gun centre pairing…their depth at centre is decent as well given they seem able to get the best out of Cheyse Blair and they also have Justin Olam. Bad centres - particularly bad defensive centres - are a massive liability.

    Is there such a thing as a “center pairing” these days ? In my day as a centre (back in the dark ages) centers played side by side on both sides of the field and we only had centre aside when the ptb or the scrum was in the middle (but not always). In those days centres combined; these days they play on opposite sides and rarely, if ever, see each other.


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