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Title: ... p112 - Mal Meninga Premiership play-off against Hull KR 1985/1986 by ExKirkholt

He hit Meninga with everything bar the kitchen sink - Meninga barely broke stride and went on to score

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ExKirkholt, TotalRL Forum, in response to Big Mal Thread.

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13/04/2005


Mal played for Saints in the old Premiership play-off against Hull KR (1985/1986 ??) at Elland Road.

He made a strong break, Rovers' full back, George Fairbairn, came across to give him the big stiff-arm (similar to the one against Craig Young in the '82 Boothferry Park test against Australia). He hit Meninga with everything bar the kitchen sink - Meninga barely broke stride and went on to score - George nearly broke his arm.

Fairbairn had another chance later in the game but decided that discretion was the better part of valour and didn't bother !

On the '86 tour, Australia played Oldham at Watersheddings in a night match - a great match, Oldham went out to smack them and made a pretty good job of it for 40 minutes. I think Stuart Raper played for Oldham that night. Aussie came through to win though but at least we felt a little better for seeing them knocked about a bit. Meninga played that game and one of Hornets old Fijian players, Laitia Ravouvou shook his hand on the way from the tunnel back to the pavillion and he was one of the only people I ever saw who was as big as Mal, or had as bigger hands !

This is all done from a failing memory - if anyone wishes to correct the detail, please feel free.

Keep up the good work - great web-site.


Appears in the following pages ....P112_Mal MENINGA
Date of posting ... 17-May-2005
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