Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

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Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by Nadruku » July 24, 2018, 7:55 pm

Raiders under 20’s player of the year. Scored 5 games for Mounties in the NSW I trust super Cup a month back. Then played in the Gunghalin Bulls in the Canberra Comp. last week scored 2 tries for Mounties in the Ron Massey Cup. Now no where. Does anyone know what’s going on???


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Re: Mystery of Ravalawa

Post by zim » July 24, 2018, 8:03 pm

Not sure. He was in the top Mounties side then in the Fiji squad then down the pecking order.

Coming back to play in the lower squad seems like he's having a few EDIT burnout issues or missed a training session rather than something more sinister. You'd think if he was EDIT off the field he wouldn't be playing at all immediately.

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Post by Nadruku » July 24, 2018, 8:08 pm

Ok just did a bit of research he is going to sign with the Dragons. Great


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Post by Nadruku » July 24, 2018, 8:11 pm

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Post by zim » July 24, 2018, 8:19 pm

Where'd you get that from?

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Post by Nadruku » July 24, 2018, 8:41 pm

Article in the herald sun and dragons forum
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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2018, 8:49 pm

Missed that one... very disappointing.
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Post by bonehead » July 24, 2018, 8:54 pm

geez that's disappointing

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Post by greeneyed » July 24, 2018, 8:56 pm

For some reason, I can't find anything on Google... link to the Dragons forum?
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Post by Nadruku » July 24, 2018, 10:00 pm

Very disappointing


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Re: Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by edwahu » July 25, 2018, 10:25 am

That explains his mysterious dropping, it's disappointing that he made the decision after we invested a lot of time in him. The irony is with all the injuries Ravalawa may have got a run in first grade if he didn't decide to leave.

The Dragons seem to have a thing for our developed wingers, they had Ottio all but signed twice as well

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Post by bonehead » July 25, 2018, 12:43 pm

on reflection I'm ok with it, we have 3 quality wingers, Seb Kris looks ok probably takes that 2nd backup spot in 2019.
I'd say my disappointment comes from mulholland starting a Pacific raid 3yrs ago yielding nothing initially and I can't see we've followed it through. Maybe if behind Ravalawa we had the 2 next 18 or 19yo pacific kids following the process? Maybe we do but it's just not obvious

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Re: Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by edwahu » July 25, 2018, 1:26 pm

There are two Fiji kids who have come across from our academy playing in Flegg I think.

I'd agree it's a disappointing start to his strategy though.

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Post by greeneyed » July 25, 2018, 1:58 pm

Valemi is playing Mounties, one of the Fiji recruits. Looks good.
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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 25, 2018, 4:16 pm

edwahu wrote:
July 25, 2018, 10:25 am
That explains his mysterious dropping, it's disappointing that he made the decision after we invested a lot of time in him. The irony is with all the injuries Ravalawa may have got a run in first grade if he didn't decide to leave.

The Dragons seem to have a thing for our developed wingers, they had Ottio all but signed twice as well
Doesn't really explain why he was dropped. Not when Paulo has been named to start again this week despite only putting in 3 or 4 satisfactory performances all season amid his move back to the Eels.

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Post by edwahu » July 25, 2018, 4:50 pm

I'm not saying whether it's right or not but it's still the only likely explanation. I'd be amazed if they aren't linked.

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Re: Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by bonehead » July 25, 2018, 5:01 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
edwahu wrote:
July 25, 2018, 10:25 am
That explains his mysterious dropping, it's disappointing that he made the decision after we invested a lot of time in him. The irony is with all the injuries Ravalawa may have got a run in first grade if he didn't decide to leave.

The Dragons seem to have a thing for our developed wingers, they had Ottio all but signed twice as well
Doesn't really explain why he was dropped. Not when Paulo has been named to start again this week despite only putting in 3 or 4 satisfactory performances all season amid his move back to the Eels.
Paulo is a first team player, Ravalawa is a development project

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Re: Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by kiwi raider » July 25, 2018, 8:12 pm

bonehead wrote:
July 25, 2018, 12:43 pm
on reflection I'm ok with it, we have 3 quality wingers, Seb Kris looks ok probably takes that 2nd backup spot in 2019.
I'd say my disappointment comes from mulholland starting a Pacific raid 3yrs ago yielding nothing initially and I can't see we've followed it through. Maybe if behind Ravalawa we had the 2 next 18 or 19yo pacific kids following the process? Maybe we do but it's just not obvious

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Whilst he’s Fijian I Don’t think Ravalawa was signed by a raiders Pacific raid as such, he was signed after being spotted playing union for burnside high in Christchurch

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Re: Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by bonehead » July 26, 2018, 4:11 pm

kiwi raider wrote:
bonehead wrote:
July 25, 2018, 12:43 pm
on reflection I'm ok with it, we have 3 quality wingers, Seb Kris looks ok probably takes that 2nd backup spot in 2019.
I'd say my disappointment comes from mulholland starting a Pacific raid 3yrs ago yielding nothing initially and I can't see we've followed it through. Maybe if behind Ravalawa we had the 2 next 18 or 19yo pacific kids following the process? Maybe we do but it's just not obvious

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Whilst he’s Fijian I Don’t think Ravalawa was signed by a raiders Pacific raid as such, he was signed after being spotted playing union for burnside high in Christchurch
picked him up same time as roache and tameifuna, then dakuwaqa and some Fijian schoolboys.
Mulholland had done an nz/Fiji trip and recruited a few.

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Re: Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by Nadruku » July 30, 2018, 8:54 pm

Kids got talent. Ricky should chuck him in the rest of the season and say kid show us what you got

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Re: Mikaele Ravalawa heading to the Dragons?

Post by greeneyed » July 30, 2018, 9:01 pm

Hearing he's already signed with the Dragons.
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