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    Post by Pieman on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:49 pm

    SJ, Hayne and JT would be the obvious ones
    But then again SJ didnt play, Hayne played 1 game and jt played 2/3

    to be fair there werent really that many elite established players there were there?
    does dylan walker count lol?
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    Post by Guest on Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:22 am

    @SI wrote:SI and Hayne got paid appearance apparently.

    How much did SI get paid? Razz
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    Post by SI on Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:43 am

    Bren wrote:
    @SI wrote:SI and Hayne got paid appearance apparently.

    How much did SI get paid? Razz

    Haha, wow, edited now Embarassed
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    Post by Honeysett on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:30 am

    Talking himself up as ambassador. Pfft.
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    Post by No Worries on Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:51 pm

    JT, SJ & Hayne were paid between $40K-$70K. As for those who chose not to attend because they weren't being paid ..........
    Let's just say it will be interesting to see how harmonious the Maroons camp is come origin time.
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    Post by Archer on Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:15 pm

    Why would the players blame each other though?
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    Post by Pieman on Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:07 am

    yeah its not like the players pick and choose who got offers..
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    Post by No Worries on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:39 pm

    Screenshot this before it gets deleted.

    Rather than over the hill players making token appearances, wouldn't it be cool to have like a Legends of League with retired players from all the NRL teams making up combo teams to play against each other over a weekend similar to the nines. Obviously it would need some planning, you would need a suitable time at the end of the season so you aren't competing against the NRL, you would have to televise it to make a profit with advertising etc. so a dedicated channel with nothing but repeats on it would be handy and if you were going to do it properly the players would need to be training now.

    hmmmmmm that could work.
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    Post by B/L on Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:22 pm

    Legends origin match would be epic.

    Rule that they must have retired at least 2 years ago.
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    Post by No Worries on Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:46 pm

    There's blokes in their early 40's who played origin that are still pretty fit so you could go back in some cases nearly 10 years to fill teams.
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    Post by Dip on Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:47 pm

    @No Worries wrote:There's blokes in their early 40's who played origin that are still pretty fit so you could go back in some cases nearly 10 years to fill teams.

    Ellery Hanley looks like he'd still be fitter than 75% of the NRL.

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    Post by Milchy on Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:43 pm


    They played a few legends type matches in the 90s.

    Mix of legends, celebrities and possibly a few current players.
    Don't remember much about them.

    AFL and cricket had a few as well. Fatty took his screamer in one of the cricket ones
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    Post by No Worries on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:50 pm

    Remember there was a random played for each team who bought a spot in an auction for charity or something.

    This year seems like a good year for a revamp and relaunch
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    Post by Oz Sport Mad on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:24 pm

    @No Worries wrote:Remember there was a random played for each team who bought a spot in an auction for charity or something.

    This year seems like a good year for a revamp and relaunch

    Yep think that was the case and maybe a young up and comer or two.

    By far the mpst memorable moment though was Sparkles McGaw taking the game too seriously and ending up in a punch on with Big Mal.
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    Post by Milchy on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:36 pm


    One of my only memories of the games is Big Dipper nailing an AFL style 'conversion' from the sideline and being given 6 points for it.
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    Post by Milchy on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:40 pm


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smfnGlTL_t0

    Here he is missing a conversion, and scoring a try.

    Maybe I am misremembering him actually kicking one
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    Post by Milchy on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:41 pm


    More footage of the 1993 game

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErsVe8uW84U
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    Post by No Worries on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:15 pm

    I don't remember that game, the one OSM & I are referring to was later but couldn't for the life say when
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    Post by Pieman on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:25 am

    The NBA is starting something similar to this idea at the moment.

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