Canberra Raiders legend Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle aged 48

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Canberra Raiders legend Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle aged 48

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Just saw on Twitter he has passed away today, only 48.

RIP Quentin thanks for the memories.

Condolences to his family.

Canberra Raiders legend Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle aged 48

The rugby league world is in mourning following the death of one of the toughest players of the modern era — with champion Canberra Raiders forward Quentin Pongia passing away aged 48.

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Vale: Quentin Pongia

The Canberra Raiders are saddened to hear of the passing of Raider #149, premiership winning player Quentin Pongia. Pongia passed away this morning in New Zealand after a long battle with Cancer.

"Quentin is the toughest individual I have ever played with and I know how hard he fought to beat this terrible disease. He will be sorely missed right across the rugby league community," Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said.

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/05 ... in-pongia/
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Terrible news. Condolences to the family.

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Sad news. 48 is much too young to leave us.

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So young, that's tragic. RIP.

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Such sad news. RIP


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Wow. Terrible. He was a key plank in our forward pack in the early - mid 90s.

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Tragic news :( all the best to Quentin’s family and friends.

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RIP Q.
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Very sad RIP Q.

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That is so sad, he was such an important cog in the team that left the biggest impression on a teenage Nickman

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The toughest SOB to ever lace on on boot..

I can't believe this news..

Rest easy Q..luv ya mate.
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I'm watching the 94 GF Q..just for you mate...
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RIP. Too young. Condolences to his family.

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I hate cancer! Takes another victim far too early. RIP Quentin and condolences to yours friends and family :nooo

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-PJ- wrote:The toughest SOB to ever lace on on boot..

I can't believe this news..

Rest easy Q..luv ya mate.
Agree with Bruce Willis.

Man, I hate cancer. Hate it.

Thank you, Quentin. You'll live forever in raiders folklore and history.

RIP old mate.

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48. Very sad.
WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN

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RIP QP, one of my absolute favourite players

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Just once more...

The toughest of a tough period.

What a champion bloke, and player.

Tonight we lift for you Q, thanks for your time on this planet..

Shocked at this news...really am !!
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Former Number 1 ticket holder and now Raiders legend QP shuffling off.

Sad day for the Raiders family.

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-PJ- wrote:Just once more...

The toughest of a tough period.

What a champion bloke, and player.

Tonight we lift for you Q, thanks for your time on this planet..

Shocked at this news...really am !!
Me too Peej. He was a great player.

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bonehead wrote:RIP QP, one of my absolute favourite players

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Mine too, boney M. I remember when we signed him in 92, I was like " who the hell is that?". We all soon learned.

Pongia was a pioneer for many budding NZ players.

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Really professional and reliable in his time here are my memories from childhood. Left the club in an unofficial trade for Vainikolo from memory. We ended up getting the short end of the stick on that deal.

RIP.

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dubby wrote:
bonehead wrote:RIP QP, one of my absolute favourite players

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Mine too, boney M. I remember when we signed him in 92, I was like " who the hell is that?". We all soon learned.

Pongia was a pioneer for many budding NZ players.

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he was one tough Hombre, sad we let him leave as a player and scapegoated him as an assistant coach
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Canberra Raiders great Quentin Pongia loses cancer battle

Ricky Stuart says the former Canberra Raiders enforcer was the toughest man he ever played alongside, bar none.

"At the moment, mate, I'm shattered," Brett Mullins said. "Having a beer with Brett Hetherington, Luke Davico, and sharing happy moments of the Q. More tears than words at this stage. Hard, tough man. Better man than player. Gone way too early."

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So sad, one of my favourite all time players, and sounded like a great person, the big c sucks a big one

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Sincere condolences to Q's family and friends. All Raiders fans will grieve his loss.

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Green eyed Mick wrote:
May 18, 2019, 3:20 pm
Former Number 1 ticket holder and now Raiders legend QP shuffling off.

Sad day for the Raiders family.
Too true.

Looking upon us from the great club house in the sky – Les McIntyre, Hawkey, David Grant, Allan McMahon, Peter Jackson, Alfie Walker and now Quentin.

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yurithe1 wrote:
May 19, 2019, 2:28 pm
Green eyed Mick wrote:
May 18, 2019, 3:20 pm
Former Number 1 ticket holder and now Raiders legend QP shuffling off.

Sad day for the Raiders family.
Too true.

Looking upon us from the great club house in the sky – Les McIntyre, David Grant, Allan McMahon, Peter Jackson, Alfie Walker and now Hawkey and Quentin.

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Quentin Pongia: Tim Sheens on how late hardman saved Canberra Raiders dynasty

Master coach Tim Sheens still remembers the day he brought Quentin Pongia into big time rugby league at the Canberra Raiders in 1993.

“I went all the way down to a little town at the bottom of the south island of New Zealand to sign him - it was the last stop before Antartica and was full of tough men - and ‘Q’ certainly qualified for that title.

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Very sad news :(

As a young Raiders fan in NZ, Quentin Pongia and Ruben Wiki were naturally 2 of my favourite players, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to meet them at a Kiwis training session in Christchurch in 1996. Got them both to sign my old Video Ezy jersey and a small notebook, and still have both to this day.

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One of the hardest footballers ive seen play. Gone way too soon.
RIP Q.
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TRIBUTE VIDEO: RIP Quentin Pongia #149 Forever Green. Thanks to Raider Nick for putting the video together: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/05 ... ver-green/
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Bradley Clyde pays emotional tribute to former Canberra Raiders teammate Quentin Pongia

Former Canberra forward Bradley Clyde has paid an emotional tribute to fellow ex-Raider Quentin Pongia following his death last week.

“I remember when Tim Sheens went over to New Zealand to find some forwards to replace Glenn Lazarus — and he came back with John Lomax and also Quentin Pongia and by God, they made an impact.”

Read more and video: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... d156311700

Video: Canberra Raiders legend Brad Clyde remembers the late Quentin Pongia: https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/leag ... gia!731659
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Nice tribute to Pongia on the Matty Johns podcast.

https://player.whooshkaa.com/the-matty- ... ode=375862

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John Lomax remembers his Canberra Raiders teammate Quentin Pongia

John Lomax recalls the day he last visited his good mate, Quentin Pongia.

"When I caught up with him, I did say to him 'mate, I didn't know how to handle coming to see you given the state you're in'," Lomax said. "He just said 'mate, I'm just glad to see you. I don't want to talk about myself, I want to talk about the good times we had when we went on tour and when we played footy together, I'm just happy to see you'.

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