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    Maranta "worst signing": Greg Martin

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    September 1, 2016, 12:17 pm



    Former Wallaby Greg Martin has launched a blistering attack on the Queensland Reds over the reported acquisition of NRL player Lachlan Maranta.

    On the same day the Super Rugby franchise announced the return of Quade Cooper, Martin slammed his former outfit, the Reds, over winger Maranta who is believed to be switching codes from the Brisbane Broncos.

    "Lachie Maranta; worst signing I have ever seen in my life," said Martin on Triple M Brisbane's Marto and Ed Kavalee for Breakfast on Thursday.

    "If Wayne Bennett is prepared to get rid of his godson and his former PA's son ... if he's prepared to get rid of him, that would indicate that he's a crap player."

    Maranta has scored 30 tries in 70 games for the Broncos since debuting in 2012, but he has played only eight games this season after a knee injury kept him out early on.

    "It's the last thing the Reds need because if there is something that Queensland Rugby has got everywhere - through youth and school rugby - it's exciting young wingers.

    "And we pick up a dud who the Broncos want to get rid of because he's had a knee injury."

    Maranta wasn't the only ex-league star to earn the ire of Martin though.

    He also took aim at former St George Illawarra outside back Eto Nabuli, who signed a two-year deal with the Reds last year.

    "They picked up a dud last year - that Eto Nabuli," Martin said.

    "He might be six-foot-six and fast but you've still got to be able to play, you've got to have some natural ability for rugby."

    Martin was however happy with the club's decision to bring Wallaby five eighth Quade Cooper back, signing him to a three-year deal on Wednesday.

    "I know he's had his problems, he's now 28 years of age, he's mature," Martin said.

    "You saw the way he tried to run that Test match until the NSW five-eighth, Foley, stuffed him up last weekend.

    "Quade's ready to go and that's what the Reds really need."

    The Reds declined to comment on Maranta but are expected to confirm his signing next week.

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    what a bell end.

    Why do people put so much faith in this moron?
    you'd think he has 90 caps. not 9.

    if he's the biggest rugby legacy QLD rugby media can get to talk, everyone in a snr management role needs to resign

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    what a bell end.

    Why do people put so much faith in this moron?
    you'd think he has 90 caps. not 9.

    if he's the biggest rugby legacy QLD rugby media can get to talk, everyone in a snr management role needs to resign
    I agree with your sentiments bud. But Marto is on the money here. Maranta is a reasonable player, a regular first grader, while not really a try scoring machine. AFAIK no Rugby in his CV and his heritage is all Mungo. Having said that, he'll probably do outstandingly.

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    I think its time that Dickheads like Martin, Kafer and Kearns all disappeared from public voice. The influence these 3 morons have on Australian Rugby is getting toxic. Martin and his trying to run QLD rugby through thd media is a huge monkey on the back of the QRU and what their plans are. Kafer and his trying to get his clients into prominent ARU roles is another vested interest with mixed goals and no results. Kearns and his continual disrespect for referees and opposition teams is beyond cringeworthy.
    Foxtel and itz commentators are there to comment on and analyse the game not run the ARU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Having said that, he'll probably do outstandingly.
    Do you think he'll be Karmichael Hunt good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Do you think he'll be Karmichael Hunt good?
    hopefully (for Australian rugby) he's not CTM good...

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    Aren't they pretty close to the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Aren't they pretty close to the same thing?
    Not even close. Hunt has had at least one good game

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    CTM good...
    Ploise explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Ploise explain.
    The ill fated attempt to play super rugby

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    The ill fated attempt to play super rugby
    That didn't help much - until today. So impressive that I didn't have a clue who you were on about. Shouldn't really be in the conversation. His RL career lasted 6 seasons, during which he managed just 2 first grade matches for the Dogz. High school Rugby player who couldn't make it in the Mungos. He was contracted to the Force after a few strong seasons back in the Shite Shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahard View Post
    I think its time that Dickheads like Martin, Kafer and Kearns all disappeared from public voice. The influence these 3 morons have on Australian Rugby is getting toxic. Martin and his trying to run QLD rugby through thd media is a huge monkey on the back of the QRU and what their plans are. Kafer and his trying to get his clients into prominent ARU roles is another vested interest with mixed goals and no results. Kearns and his continual disrespect for referees and opposition teams is beyond cringeworthy.
    Foxtel and itz commentators are there to comment on and analyse the game not run the ARU.
    I have been emailing FOX for ages now to get rid of the toxic Kafer and Co..

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