Martin Kennedy

dukey

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Big Pete said:
Dukey, where are you getting the 91% from? Rothfield? [icon_lol1.
The Telegraph article I read stated that he lived in NSW for 20 years, and he's 22 years old. 20/22*100 is 91%.
Today, though, there's a Telegraph article saying that he's live 14 of his 22 years in NSW, a fact which alone makes a better case for him being a Queenslander, as he could well have lived in QLD for his formative years and developed a strong bond to the state. He also says he lived there since he was 10 and started playing league in QLD.
I'm actually now baffled as to how this is an issue. Clearly, he is a Queenslander.
 

dukey

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Big Pete said:
So you got it from Rothfield then?

There's a lesson to be learnt here. [icon_razz1
Don't get me wrong - I pay no mind to Rothfield's opinion articles, and little attention to his articles overall. But for him to publish what are either blatant lies or simply unchecked facts is out of character. Normally he's careful about getting the facts right so that he can congratulate himself on being right.
 

Jeza23

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The kid may be playing really well but sure if he is a QLDer he wont be selected anyway. We have forwards coming out of our ears. Ash Harrison might not even make the team if DJ comes straight back into the lock position [icon_lol1.
 

Porthoz

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We sure have a wealth of exciting second rowers, but not that many prop forwards...
We have Petero retiring soon, but besides Scott, Shillo, Hannant and Taylor (who really has been playing second row), who else do we have as a first class prop?
 

Jeza23

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Porthoz said:
We sure have a wealth of exciting second rowers, but not that many prop forwards...
We have Petero retiring soon, but besides Scott, Shillo, Hannant and Taylor (who really has been playing second row), who else do we have as a first class prop?
3 is all we need [icon_razz1

NSW currently have none or one haha
 

Nashy

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Twiztid said:
dukey said:
It just seems bizarre to me that Martin Kennedy, who was born in and has spent 91% of his life in NSW, who played his first senior footy for NSW, and has no connection to QLD other than two years in a boarding school, is suddenly a Queenslander.
The same theory could be used for NSWelshmen who are QLD fans.
Like Rock.. [icon_shady
 

Browny

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Nashy said:
Twiztid said:
dukey said:
It just seems bizarre to me that Martin Kennedy, who was born in and has spent 91% of his life in NSW, who played his first senior footy for NSW, and has no connection to QLD other than two years in a boarding school, is suddenly a Queenslander.
The same theory could be used for NSWelshmen who are QLD fans.
Like Rock.. [icon_shady
Why do it Coxy [icon_non Now we will have the big rant and it's not even origin time
 

Charmamba

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Porthoz said:
Coxy said:
Did you really just call Nashy, Coxy? Or Coxy, Nashy? Either way, I'm insulted!
Teaches you to all use the same creepy avatar! [icon_razz1

I almost called BB Nashy once! [icon_ee
That's funny, BB called out nashy once
 

Kaz

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He has declared himself eligible for Queensland.

They were talking about him last night, before the game on PayTV.

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I'm as Queensland as XXXX - Martin Kennedy

THEY are the six words that will depress an already bleak rugby league state.
Emerging State of Origin prop Martin Kennedy - caught in a qualification dispute between NSW and Queensland - proudly declared yesterday: "I'm a Queenslander through and through."

However, the ARL last night could not guarantee it wouldn't force Kennedy to represent NSW.

Kennedy, the Roosters prop who terrorised Wests Tigers last weekend, was born in Lismore and has lived 14 of his 22 years in NSW.

But he considers himself a Queenslander and wants to be a Maroon.


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/i ... 6033647858
 
He's been in the Queensland Emerging Origin squad under Bennett for the past few years - QRL should demand some kind of compensation if the ARL forces him to be eligible to play for NSW.

Besides which, I don't understand why NSW wants him so badly when he so identifies himself as a Queenslander. If a player stated he saw himself as a NSWman and wanted to play for NSW there is no way I'd want him anywhere near a Maroon jersey - even if he'd never even set foot in NSW.
 

Je$ter

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Why didn't NSW care about this when he played under 17's for QLD? Or earlier in the year when he was in the Emerging Origin Squad? Dickheads.

He played in Ipswich went o Ippy Grammar and only move to Matraville Sports High after Roosters signed him. Yeah live in nsw till he was 14 but didn't play his important football in terms of juniors there which is open age school level.
 

OXY-351

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Maybe if they understood the rules behind selection they'd realise why so many players weren't actually born in QLD.

I'm sure a similar thing could be done for NSW
 

Coxy

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Je$ter said:
Why didn't NSW care about this when he played under 17's for QLD? Or earlier in the year when he was in the Emerging Origin Squad? Dickheads.

He played in Ipswich went o Ippy Grammar and only move to Matraville Sports High after Roosters signed him. Yeah live in nsw till he was 14 but didn't play his important football in terms of juniors there which is open age school level.
Not only that, he lived in Lismore until he was 14. I know so many people from that region that consider themselves Queenslanders!
 

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