Karl Olaupu

Where does Karl Olaupu go from here?

  • Call press conference, apologize, cry

    Votes: 10 12.3%
  • Grow up, STFU, get back to work

    Votes: 23 28.4%
  • Meet Kevvie

    Votes: 5 6.2%
  • Release to Warriors on same contract terms, or less

    Votes: 6 7.4%
  • Release to any other club but the Dolphins on same terms, or less

    Votes: 10 12.3%
  • Banned from sport for duration of contract

    Votes: 11 13.6%
  • No train, no pay

    Votes: 29 35.8%
  • Sack manager

    Votes: 7 8.6%
  • Youth dentention centre

    Votes: 7 8.6%
  • 3am visit from Shane Webke

    Votes: 18 22.2%
  • Real estate with his agent (who is now banned)

    Votes: 3 3.7%
  • Basically just get fucked

    Votes: 43 53.1%

  • Total voters
    81
winslow_wong

winslow_wong

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May 27, 2013
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He’ll still be able to enjoy a chicken sandwich though.
 
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Lockysillegitimatechild

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Apr 10, 2015
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If this is a contact injury koala poo needs to have a chat to his circle of "friends" and manager aboht the advice they gave him.

There is a strong correlation between neck injury and decreased neck strength. There is also higher risk of neck injury, together with concussion, with higher impact sports...

You develop neck strength with training. There is also less impact/velocity of impact in the tackles in reserve grade footy vs nrl. Another season in reserve grade and another off season (did he even have a full one?) Would have decreased the risk of this happening by a HUGE margin.

He was clearly not ready for 1st grade, and now his entire career will be impacted. Ironically, the 5/8th we have that he thought he deserved to be promised a spot in front of will likely make more money in his next contract then he could make in his entire career.

Yes, some trial-by-fire rookies work out, but far, far, far, far more don't... that manager should be out of a job after this. Absolutely destroyed this young man's career.n
 
Fitzy

Fitzy

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Sep 10, 2018
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I hear the chicken sandwiches in the hospital aren’t as good as the broncos. Surely the Bronx spend a small sum of that 500k on a sympathy sandwich run.
 
broncos4life

broncos4life

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Why do bad things always happen to good people that act with integrity?
 
Big Del

Big Del

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If this is a contact injury koala poo needs to have a chat to his circle of "friends" and manager aboht the advice they gave him.

There is a strong correlation between neck injury and decreased neck strength. There is also higher risk of neck injury, together with concussion, with higher impact sports...

You develop neck strength with training. There is also less impact/velocity of impact in the tackles in reserve grade footy vs nrl. Another season in reserve grade and another off season (did he even have a full one?) Would have decreased the risk of this happening by a HUGE margin.

He was clearly not ready for 1st grade, and now his entire career will be impacted. Ironically, the 5/8th we have that he thought he deserved to be promised a spot in front of will likely make more money in his next contract then he could make in his entire career.

Yes, some trial-by-fire rookies work out, but far, far, far, far more don't... that manager should be out of a job after this. Absolutely destroyed this young man's career.n

So what about Reece Walsh`s manager ?
Fire him into the sun too ?
 
Mr Fourex

Mr Fourex

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Jason Sudeikis Yes GIF by Apple TV+
 
Mr Fourex

Mr Fourex

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Apr 9, 2012
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If this is a contact injury koala poo needs to have a chat to his circle of "friends" and manager aboht the advice they gave him.

There is a strong correlation between neck injury and decreased neck strength. There is also higher risk of neck injury, together with concussion, with higher impact sports...

You develop neck strength with training. There is also less impact/velocity of impact in the tackles in reserve grade footy vs nrl. Another season in reserve grade and another off season (did he even have a full one?) Would have decreased the risk of this happening by a HUGE margin.

He was clearly not ready for 1st grade, and now his entire career will be impacted. Ironically, the 5/8th we have that he thought he deserved to be promised a spot in front of will likely make more money in his next contract then he could make in his entire career.

Yes, some trial-by-fire rookies work out, but far, far, far, far more don't... that manager should be out of a job after this. Absolutely destroyed this young man's career.n

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It seems quite obvious that because of his disproportionate neck to body ratio
that a serious neck injury would one day occur.........

He needed time for his body to ....iron out. The Broncos saw this

Its total negligence ...... one could argue even criminal, that he was coerced into playing against older, more proportionate.....less giraffe like
men.

Those around him were so quick to cash in.
 
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Lockysillegitimatechild

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Apr 10, 2015
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So what about Reece Walsh`s manager ?
Fire him into the sun too ?
Yes, yes he should be. He did break his contract early to come back for less you realise? He'd be earning nearly double what he is now already, and correlation does not result in causation. He is not a great player because he played earlier then he should have. We have him year 3, for 2 years warriors fans were complaining about his errors and defence, things that can and would have been ironed out in reserve grade without the sacrifice of nrl points and the pressure mounting on a young man. He's got a mindset that's rare, that's obvious, but if half the nrlplayers got the scrutiny he has for his errors the last 3 years they'd be playing park footy by now.
 
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Lockysillegitimatechild

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Apr 10, 2015
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View attachment 24855

It seems quite obvious that because of his disproportionate neck to body ratio
that a serious neck injury would one day occur.........

He needed time for his body to ....iron out. The Broncos saw this

Its total negligence ...... one could argue even criminal, that he was coerced into playing against older, more proportionate.....less giraffe like
men.

Those around him were so quick to cash in.
If you look closely you can see his shoulder being held together by tape. Lucky his arms weight that of an 18 year old, hence not pulling it completely out of the socket. Therefore ciraldo thought it was a good idea to put him in at lock... no negligence there at all.. coby black is playing prop for us next year, he's ready, his manager told us!
 
Kaz

Kaz

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Mar 5, 2008
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Five-eighth Khaled Rajab will come in for his first start as an NRL player after fellow rookie Karl Oloapu dropped out with a neck injury.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/r...-men-to-become-mahoneys-bodyguards-c-11146408 Article 1 July 2023


The report from Weidler comes after the rising star was ruled out of the Pacific Championship for Samoa. At the time, multiple publications, including News Corp, had reported that he had been plagued by a neck injury for the majority of the 2023 season.

 
Sproj

Sproj

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Can’t imagine any kind of neck surgery is good, very worrying for the kid. Just keep thinking Gillett, Johns and both of them never came back really.
 

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