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Title: ... p44 - An encounter with Blocker Roach by Paul Langmack

At the Bulldogs we loved playing in front of a packed Belmore Sports Ground or Leichardt Oval against the Balmain Tigers.


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Paul Langmack- Canterbury, Wests and Kangaroo Legend and MC of www.yesterdayshero.com.au




Steve Blocker Roach is one of the toughest players to play rugby league.

At the Bulldogs we loved playing in front of a packed Belmore Sports Ground or Leichardt Oval against the Balmain Tigers. With a pack including Roach, Hemmsley, Sironen, Brooks, Pearce and Elias you knew it was going to be a physical game.

I toured with Block on the 1986 Kangaroo tour and he was a champion tourist. Blocker played with passion and wore his heart on his sleeve.

I remember one foolish time I thought I was tough; it was 1985 Semi Final against the Tigers at the SCG. Blocker took it up on the cricket pitch and I came in over the top over a Steve Folkes tackle and stupidly hit blocker on the chin as he lay on the ground. I don’t know what came over me it was just a rush of blood. Blocker looked up at me as if he’d been bitten by a mosquito and said “YOU’RE DEAD”

I told him to wake up to himself and the game kept going. Well 5 minutes later as I ran the ball up there it was, The Smiling Assassin yelling “come here” and he smacked me across the melon and cut my cheek open.

Blocker got sin binned and we won the game but I didn’t win the battle with my mate Blocker Roach.

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Appears in the following pages ....P44_Steve ROACH
Date of posting ... 11-Apr-2006
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