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Looking at the card I think Junior Paulo vs Lote Tuquiri is a great match up.
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Northern Raider wrote:Looking at the card I think Junior Paulo vs Lote Tuquiri is a great match up.
costigan out tuqiri in?

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Every time i see his stats i ask this

Does anyone believe that NAS is only 116

The man is a freaking giant, he isnt just tall, he is solid as faark!

Id rather fight Gallen

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bonehead wrote: December 18, 2020, 10:27 am
Northern Raider wrote:Looking at the card I think Junior Paulo vs Lote Tuquiri is a great match up.
costigan out tuqiri in?
It's on the fight card.

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Gallen should fight Paulo

Get the cat to fight someone in his own class

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Josh Papalii now without an opponent after NAS withdraws.

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Too soon for gall to get back in the ring? Papa vs gall is whaat we all want
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-TW- wrote:Gallen should fight Paulo

Get the cat to fight someone in his own class

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They fought when Paulo was at the Raiders with the majority of this site getting ultra salty when Gallen beat him.

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gergreg wrote:
-TW- wrote:Gallen should fight Paulo

Get the cat to fight someone in his own class

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They fought when Paulo was at the Raiders with the majority of this site getting ultra salty when Gallen beat him.

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Completely forgot about that

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Bennyinthewest wrote: December 18, 2020, 12:26 pm Every time i see his stats i ask this

Does anyone believe that NAS is only 116

The man is a freaking giant, he isnt just tall, he is solid as faark!

Id rather fight Gallen

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Not a chance. Would be around at least 130kg

Papa also definitely isn't around the 112kg or whatever he's listed at. That's the same weight he'd go by when he was a relatively slim second rower. I'd have him roughly at 120kgs
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Northern Raider wrote:
bonehead wrote: December 18, 2020, 10:27 am
Northern Raider wrote:Looking at the card I think Junior Paulo vs Lote Tuquiri is a great match up.
costigan out tuqiri in?
It's on the fight card.

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dubby wrote: December 16, 2020, 8:23 am Wow Neville Costigan? Craig Gower? Matt Bowen? I've never seen Matty come close to a melee. It's like asking Chicka Ferguson to fight.

And I assume Thaiday won't actually be boxing, he'll run in on someone else's fight 15 seconds after the bell rang.

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Is a one minute break between rounds enough to have a durrie?
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Johno wrote: December 22, 2020, 1:30 pm
dubby wrote: December 16, 2020, 8:23 am Wow Neville Costigan? Craig Gower? Matt Bowen? I've never seen Matty come close to a melee. It's like asking Chicka Ferguson to fight.

And I assume Thaiday won't actually be boxing, he'll run in on someone else's fight 15 seconds after the bell rang.

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Is a one minute break between rounds enough to have a durrie?
He'd be pretty hard to land one on, elusive little bloke.

I do recall in the 80s though that Chicka was bar during fights. No one ever went near him, not because they were afraid I am sure, just because it was Chicka and who wants to hit Chicka?
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Johno wrote:
dubby wrote: December 16, 2020, 8:23 am Wow Neville Costigan? Craig Gower? Matt Bowen? I've never seen Matty come close to a melee. It's like asking Chicka Ferguson to fight.

And I assume Thaiday won't actually be boxing, he'll run in on someone else's fight 15 seconds after the bell rang.

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Is a one minute break between rounds enough to have a durrie?
Could have 5 in that time

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BadnMean wrote: December 22, 2020, 1:56 pm
Johno wrote: December 22, 2020, 1:30 pm
dubby wrote: December 16, 2020, 8:23 am Wow Neville Costigan? Craig Gower? Matt Bowen? I've never seen Matty come close to a melee. It's like asking Chicka Ferguson to fight.

And I assume Thaiday won't actually be boxing, he'll run in on someone else's fight 15 seconds after the bell rang.

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Is a one minute break between rounds enough to have a durrie?
He'd be pretty hard to land one on, elusive little bloke.

I do recall in the 80s though that Chicka was bar during fights. No one ever went near him, not because they were afraid I am sure, just because it was Chicka and who wants to hit Chicka?
Reminds me of the fight in the 1981 semi-final between Manly and Newtown where Randall and Bowden got sent off. I think it was pretty much a 2 minute all-in brawl, involving everyone on both teams except for Chicka. :lol:
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How backyard fight club fuelled NRL star's boxing passion



Growing up in Logan, Queensland, little Josh Papalii would regularly join up to 16 cousins for backyard boxing matches where those nearest in age would don gloves and throw down.

“Entertainment for the oldies,” Papalii said. “The whole backyard was the ring. So you just had to get in there and do your best. I had a real sensitive nose. So when my cousins would hit me, yeah, it would still be bleeding the next day. After Christmas, I’ll be heading up to train with [cousin] Alex [Leapai].

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So nobody wants to fight papa still? I mean, fair enough
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Papalii vs Jamie Buhrer

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Sid wrote: January 12, 2021, 10:55 am Papalii vs Jamie Buhrer

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Sid wrote: January 12, 2021, 10:55 am Papalii vs Jamie Buhrer

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Is there a source for this please?
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greeneyed wrote: January 12, 2021, 12:11 pm
Sid wrote: January 12, 2021, 10:55 am Papalii vs Jamie Buhrer

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Is there a source for this please?
Shoot low sheriff... I think he's joking GE.
Still doesn't Buhrer have more history with Junior than Papa?
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Big Tommy Large, legend of a bloke

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bonehead wrote:Big Tommy Large, legend of a bloke

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Roy Rover wrote:
greeneyed wrote: January 12, 2021, 12:11 pm
Sid wrote: January 12, 2021, 10:55 am Papalii vs Jamie Buhrer

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Is there a source for this please?
Shoot low sheriff... I think he's joking GE.
Still doesn't Buhrer have more history with Junior than Papa?
Yeah my bad, it's not happening.. a couple of Papalii's biggest hits have been against Buhrer so would be good to see!

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Josh Papalii to meet Ben Hannant in Rugby League Rivals boxing clash



Ben Hannant will face Canberra Raiders prop Josh Papalii in the Rugby League Rivals fight night in Townsville on February 12.

It was originally planned that Papalii would meet Melbourne Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona, but Asofa-Solomona pulled out in December. The All Stars Boxing promoters have been searching for a replacement and have finally found their man.

Hannant, 36, played 245 NRL matches for the Roosters, Broncos, Bulldogs and Cowboys in a career that lasted over a decade. The former prop also played 12 Origin matches for the Maroons and six Tests for Australia. He retired from NRL football at the end of 2016 and is now an announcer on Gold Coast radio.

Hannant reportedly now has "four weeks to learn how to box".

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Cowboys premiership winner Ben Hannant to take on Josh Papalii in All Stars Rugby League Rivals

The only time 36-year-old Ben Hannant can recall being in a fight was in Grade 9, so it will be a different experience getting into the ring with Queensland Origin hero Josh Papalii in a colossal clash at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre in February.

“Taking on Josh Papalii is a huge task, it is scary and with eight kids it’s trying to teach them in life things will scare them but they can tackle it and you get the rewards on the back of it,” Hannant said.

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Papa will punch Hannant into next week

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“Taking on Josh Papalii is a huge task, it is scary and with eight kids it’s trying to teach them in life things will scare them but they can tackle it and you get the rewards on the back of it,” Hannant said.

Yeah, you could teach your kids that. Or you could teach them to be smart enough to not take on papalii
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Whoever sanctioned this fight is a disgrace.
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BJ Mole exclusively reporting that Ben Hannant has landed a sponsor before his fight with Josh Papalli.

A spokesman for Tobin Brothers Funerals said “we believe this sponsorship will provide us with an excellent showcase of our services and experience in dealing with unfortunate deaths”.
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Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii to fight Ben Hannant at All Stars rugby league fight night

Ben Hannant wants to teach his eight kids things in life will scare them but they have what it takes to overcome those obstacles. That's why he is preparing to step into the ring against Josh Papalii.

"It's something I've wanted to do for a while, I just couldn't find the time to get the training and all that done, and then obviously the fight night as well," Papalii said.

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He's a nice fella Ben Hannant. He's pretty determined when he puts his mind to something. He will be missed.
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Perhaps a better lesson for your kids would have been don't do stupid **** ben?
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