Jonah the tv series



  • Anyone know anything about this ?
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10269664/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8797992/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_2

    This guy is playing the great man

    Mosese Veaila
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  • @jegga I hope it's not as shit as the Stephen Donald movie.



  • @MN5 Beaver's movie had a happy ending. Jonah's, not so.



  • Just clean up this footage, and play it over and over and over for 90~100 mins. Good enough for me!



  • The Jonah doco was mint. Came out on DVD which betrays its age! Some awesome footage of his play and training on it.





  • @Machpants

    Yep. I also loved the try he against Scotland ('96?)* - running down the touchline when he had about 3 inches of room to move in. Astonishing balance and pace.

    *Think it was the same Test Cullen scored 4 in and Gregor Townsend ran thru the AB midfield at will. Amazing game.



  • @Machpants

    That one try against England (bulldozing over Mike Catt) still blows my mind.
    I can't off-hand think of anyone in world rugby, past or present who could've scored there.

    The pass goes behind him. He has to stop, turn and go back for it.
    He has a defender right there as he gathers the ball. Swats him down.
    Get's ankle-tapped by the next defender and barely stays upright as he is confronted by the fullback. Barrels over him like a truck over a pebble.

    No right to score that try, and yet he did. Legend.



  • @Billy-Webb said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Machpants

    That one try against England (bulldozing over Mike Catt) still blows my mind.
    I can't off-hand think of anyone in world rugby, past or present who could've scored there.

    The pass goes behind him. He has to stop, turn and go back for it.
    He has a defender right there as he gathers the ball. Swats him down.
    Get's ankle-tapped by the next defender and barely stays upright as he is confronted by the fullback. Barrels over him like a truck over a pebble.

    No right to score that try, and yet he did. Legend.

    Jonah did shit that i am sure defy a large number of physical laws. Huge, great acceleration, swerve at pace, hands like dinner plates, he had it all. What a phenom.

    And the only truly global superstar the game has ever had.



  • The only athlete I have ever seen that comes close, and its only archive footage I have seen, is Marcus Dupree. And as huge as he looked he was smaller than Lomu.



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Machpants

    Yep. I also loved the try he against Scotland ('96?)* - running down the touchline when he had about 3 inches of room to move in. Astonishing balance and pace.

    *Think it was the same Test Cullen scored 4 in and Gregor Townsend ran thru the AB midfield at will. Amazing game.

    heh I remember listening to that, didn't have a sky decoder but I as it was uhf I could tune in the audio with static...a year later and we'd got a pc with a tuner card and I worked out how to decode sky through that. Tech piracy the great economic leveller


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    @raznomore said in Jonah the tv series:

    The only athlete I have never seen that comes close, and its only archive footage I have seen, is Marcus Dupree. And as huge as he looked he was smaller than Lomu.

    Great call! Dupree was also a freak.
    Plenty of guys that size, but a miniscule number who also have that kind of speed, and most importantly, balance.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @raznomore said in Jonah the tv series:

    The only athlete I have never seen that comes close, and its only archive footage I have seen, is Marcus Dupree. And as huge as he looked he was smaller than Lomu.

    Great call! Dupree was also a freak.
    Plenty of guys that size, but a miniscule number who also have that kind of speed, and most importantly, balance.

    Probably the closest guy I can think of, it can also be noted he did his stuff against guys who on the whole were bigger and stronger.



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Machpants

    Yep. I also loved the try he against Scotland ('96?)* - running down the touchline when he had about 3 inches of room to move in. Astonishing balance and pace.

    *Think it was the same Test Cullen scored 4 in and Gregor Townsend ran thru the AB midfield at will. Amazing game.

    Scots actually played fucken well that day it's just a shame for them that Jonah and Cully were otherwordly cos man for man many of them outplayed their AB opposites.



  • @MN5 said in Jonah the tv series:

    Scots actually played fucken well that day

    Sure did. They put 34 or 38 points on the Awe Blacks - that takes some doing.

    My abiding memory is the TV commentary with the great Bill McLaren, Laurie Mains doing analysis and Muzzer Mexted doing sideline. Nothing I've heard since comes close.


  • Banned

    @MN5 said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @raznomore said in Jonah the tv series:

    The only athlete I have never seen that comes close, and its only archive footage I have seen, is Marcus Dupree. And as huge as he looked he was smaller than Lomu.

    Great call! Dupree was also a freak.
    Plenty of guys that size, but a miniscule number who also have that kind of speed, and most importantly, balance.

    Probably the closest guy I can think of, it can also be noted he did his stuff against guys who on the whole were bigger and stronger.

    Freak. How the F did the Wallabies let him get away?

    Think it should also be noted that Jonah was barely doing weights until later in his career and I think after the kidney thing first struck.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @MN5 said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @raznomore said in Jonah the tv series:

    The only athlete I have never seen that comes close, and its only archive footage I have seen, is Marcus Dupree. And as huge as he looked he was smaller than Lomu.

    Great call! Dupree was also a freak.
    Plenty of guys that size, but a miniscule number who also have that kind of speed, and most importantly, balance.

    Probably the closest guy I can think of, it can also be noted he did his stuff against guys who on the whole were bigger and stronger.

    Freak. How the F did the Wallabies let him get away?

    Think it should also be noted that Jonah was barely doing weights until later in his career and I think after the kidney thing first struck.

    Not sure about that, he was definitely doing something to get that much of an advantage over his contemporaries.


  • Banned

    @MN5 said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @MN5 said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @raznomore said in Jonah the tv series:

    The only athlete I have never seen that comes close, and its only archive footage I have seen, is Marcus Dupree. And as huge as he looked he was smaller than Lomu.

    Great call! Dupree was also a freak.
    Plenty of guys that size, but a miniscule number who also have that kind of speed, and most importantly, balance.

    Probably the closest guy I can think of, it can also be noted he did his stuff against guys who on the whole were bigger and stronger.

    Freak. How the F did the Wallabies let him get away?

    Think it should also be noted that Jonah was barely doing weights until later in his career and I think after the kidney thing first struck.

    Not sure about that, he was definitely doing something to get that much of an advantage over his contemporaries.

    He was just a physical freak. Remember him saying that he didn't like doing weights because he felt it slowed him down. That was after the 1995 RWC. That was actually a common belief shared by many until quite recently.



  • Any word on how much Nadene charged for the rights?



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @MN5 said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @MN5 said in Jonah the tv series:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Jonah the tv series:

    @raznomore said in Jonah the tv series:

    The only athlete I have never seen that comes close, and its only archive footage I have seen, is Marcus Dupree. And as huge as he looked he was smaller than Lomu.

    Great call! Dupree was also a freak.
    Plenty of guys that size, but a miniscule number who also have that kind of speed, and most importantly, balance.

    Probably the closest guy I can think of, it can also be noted he did his stuff against guys who on the whole were bigger and stronger.

    Freak. How the F did the Wallabies let him get away?

    Think it should also be noted that Jonah was barely doing weights until later in his career and I think after the kidney thing first struck.

    Not sure about that, he was definitely doing something to get that much of an advantage over his contemporaries.

    He was just a physical freak. Remember him saying that he didn't like doing weights because he felt it slowed him down. That was after the 1995 RWC. That was actually a common belief shared by many until quite recently.

    Again, not sure about that. If you look at his frame even at a young age he looks pretty familiar with the weight room


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