Athletics



  • Joe Leota was NZ sprint champ but was underwhelming aa a footy player.



  • Yeah it is a lot of bullshit hype about a very unproven player.



  • @Machpants but certainly not bullshit about his potential on the track!



  • @Paekakboyz For sure, but all this talk about ABs, jeez



  • @Machpants yeah that is so far overdone aye. haha let the dude get out of college first! Have to admit seeing him in 7's would be pretty cool though. Nothing like pure gas!



  • @Paekakboyz And NZ 7s needs some gas, has done since Olympics



  • @Paekakboyz said in Athletics:

    @MN5 didn't jonah hold the standing start 10m record? Dougie would prob beat out Rok, esp immediately after he moved from sprinting to rugby.

    I remember Jeff Wilson said Vidiri blitzed everyone at sprint training, himself, CUlly and Jonah included.

    If he had been eligible in 96-97 he could have been as big a star as any of them.



  • @MN5 I think that record was set when jonah was at the blues, not sure about overlap with joeili or rupeni tho



  • @Paekakboyz said in Athletics:

    @MN5 I think that record was set when jonah was at the blues, not sure about overlap with joeili or rupeni tho

    I dunno if Rupeni had as much top end speed, he did get run down by a lock years ago which shocked everyone but obviously the power, step and swerve were amongst the best we've ever seen.



  • Our favourite porn addict ripped off?

    Reading these quotes you think he had a suspicion:

    "That [Beijing race] is still the highlight of my sporting career. I couldn't have been any more joyful than I was that day. That was an amazing experience, and that's what brought us [he and his family] to peace many years ago in this sport.

    "Potentially people left and right of you could be doping, but that's irrelevant because you're trying to get the most out of yourself. Otherwise it makes you angry or bitter and you can't perform to your best.

    As for Kirop and Kenya generally ...

    The 29-year-old Kenyan, a triple world champion, has reportedly claimed his sample may have been tampered with, but anti-doping bosses said the case was "convincingly made out".

    The Athletics Integrity Unit decreed his results and winnings between November 2017 and February 2018 should be scrapped. He was initially suspended last year.

    The AIU said the Kenyan presented an "a la carte menu of reasons why the charges should be dismissed".

    Kiprop has said: "I have been left to fight this on my own. I have had no support even from my fellow athletes, some who have questioned my integrity in public."

    A massive 138 Kenyan athletes have tested positive in anti-doping campaigns since 2004.

    Kenya has been on the list of countries under IAAF surveillance since 2016.



  • Doubly handicapped. Not only was his own testosterone lowered through all that Willissing, his opponents were increasing theirs.



  • @MN5 said in Athletics:

    @Paekakboyz said in Athletics:

    @MN5 I think that record was set when jonah was at the blues, not sure about overlap with joeili or rupeni tho

    I dunno if Rupeni had as much top end speed, he did get run down by a lock years ago which shocked everyone but obviously the power, step and swerve were amongst the best we've ever seen.

    When he was fit he was as fast as anybody. That was a small window though



  • Potato quality



  • @Kirwan said in Athletics:

    @MN5 said in Athletics:

    @Paekakboyz said in Athletics:

    @MN5 I think that record was set when jonah was at the blues, not sure about overlap with joeili or rupeni tho

    I dunno if Rupeni had as much top end speed, he did get run down by a lock years ago which shocked everyone but obviously the power, step and swerve were amongst the best we've ever seen.

    When he was fit he was as fast as anybody. That was a small window though

    Yeah that 2003 season is probably still the best single season I've ever seen from a wing. The one handed pickup vs the Brumbies where he's running at full pace in the wet when others were struggling to just hold the ball is a particular favourite.



  • @Cyclops said in Athletics:

    @Kirwan said in Athletics:

    @MN5 said in Athletics:

    @Paekakboyz said in Athletics:

    @MN5 I think that record was set when jonah was at the blues, not sure about overlap with joeili or rupeni tho

    I dunno if Rupeni had as much top end speed, he did get run down by a lock years ago which shocked everyone but obviously the power, step and swerve were amongst the best we've ever seen.

    When he was fit he was as fast as anybody. That was a small window though

    Yeah that 2003 season is probably still the best single season I've ever seen from a wing. The one handed pickup vs the Brumbies where he's running at full pace in the wet when others were struggling to just hold the ball is a particular favourite.

    my favourite was probably the one where he beat three wallaby greats in a single run.



  • Sosene Anesi...



  • @Bones said in Athletics:

    Sosene Anesi...

    Remember him well



  • @Kirwan the fuck kind of quality footage did we watch back then!!

    He broke the old fantasy rugby NPC on his debut for Northland (inc 3 or 4 tries) cos he got so many points their algorithm couldnt cope...he and Fero on our wings were outstanding in the old 2nd div.

    While it wouldnt have been right for him to play for the ABs, it does make you wonder if he had, if we'd been able to get more out of him.



  • @MN5 and a few All Black Greats - was that Andrew Mehrtens he flattened on the goal line at 2.42?



  • @taniwharugby said in Athletics:

    @Kirwan the fuck kind of quality footage did we watch back then!!

    He broke the old fantasy rugby NPC on his debut for Northland (inc 3 or 4 tries) cos he got so many points their algorithm couldnt cope...he and Fero on our wings were outstanding in the old 2nd div.

    While it wouldnt have been right for him to play for the ABs, it does make you wonder if he had, if we'd been able to get more out of him.

    Well if he didn’t play for Fiji for that sevens tourney he woulda been a shoe in in 2003 surely.....


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