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fm06 - RONNIE GIBBS IN LAR LAR LAND AND TELEVISED

Posted by... quigs eraofthebiff - on ... Monday, May 14, 2012
Mick Carr
Wakefield
UK
NA .. is the club I follow
 

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(another entry below Micks, from Select of Castleford)

approx date and year of story= Winter 1992(ish)

My favourite moment involved Ronnie Gibbs and a Wakefield player called Phil Edens knee.

Just prior to half time Phil Eden drove in the ball,Ronnie as was his want went in with a mammouth hit to knock the stuffing out of Phil,unfortunately he slightly mistimed the tackle and took a knee to the head!As Ronnie stood up he was obviously in cloud cuckoo land, he bobbed, he weaved, the guy just couldn't stand straight, this must have lasted a good minute till the hooter went for half time.

The match was being televised in England so as the players left the field a roving reporter entered the field of play and made straight for Ronnie,asking as he left the field, "Ronnie you took a big hit there do you think you'll be back out for the second half?"

To which Ronnie replied "Dunno mate you'll have to ask the coach"Absolutely priceless!!! As the program finished the BBC did a montage playing out with wishing on a star!

Quigs - Thanks for the great story Mick. When Rambo Ronnie was playing out here he come under close scrutiny for his tackling style when he would target the opposition players rigid leg only as he was in the process of kicking during play. I think the "wisemen" decreed that it was a form of dangerous and reckless tackling.....not 100% here but I think it happend.


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Select Paving
Castleford
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Hi there, i grew up supporting and then playing for the castleford tigers, my hero as i grew up was a man by the name of Ronnie Rambo Gibbs, he was a tough no nonsence second rower as u will probably know, why isnt he on your mad players page, get him on quick!!!

Great website

(From Quigs - Thanks a lot for your email Select -- Yeah I agree Ronnie was a wild man, but he unfortunately slips outside the timespan I am roughly using for this website. I am trying to keep it close to the early 80's, some have slipped through I know. But I guess I had to draw the line somewhere.) .

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Sandshouse - Steve
Hull
UK

As far as Ronnie Gibbs goes, I watched him "tackle" our kicker in a match at Castleford once and as you say he targeted the standing leg.

Our kicker, Gary Pearce never fully recovered and ended up playing Rah Rah on one leg.

For what its worth hes still playing and doing a good job but I think that Gibbs should have been shot.

 

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