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Gone home
Started by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
Frank Paul..the beach ball.... goes home and not returning

Posted by: kathpressey (4801)  Report abuse
sad it didn't work out for him. The same has happened to Wigan lads when they've moved to Australia,

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
The reality is that he just didn't perform. Certainly in the games I watched. I wonder if they paid his contract up to get some space on the salary cap.

Posted by: peter g (2148)  Report abuse
Good riddance

Posted by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
He was on his knees before he hit the opposition

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
The third highest paid player on wigans books with a year left on his contract. His 'termination' will not have been cheap! In desperate need of an 'enforcer' at prop -but where will they get one from? On the recommendation of a players agent ( oopssorry meant ex-coach)

Posted by: lectriclegs (3470) Report abuse
Just a thought

Posted by: elmos (2734)  Report abuse
He won't be missed,don't think the answer is a 20yr
Old Aussie if he improves in first season will be
Be back in side Australia.

Posted by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
I don’t think our club has come up to date with rugby...we need a tactical kicker so that we gain momentum on the field...the 40/20 rule says it all to me and wane doesn’t like it

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
hes NOT gone!!

'The Wrecking Ball' Frank-Paul Nuuausala was in Standish this morning at the 'Circle Cycling Studio' training with the rest of the squad

looks like he's staying!!!!

Posted by: bridger (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: i-spy (14278)  Report abuse
Who said he was going Or has he been and come back

Posted by: tommy c (588) Report abuse
short of a couple of tongan lads

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
he is going it would appear - bad timing or good riddance?

''Nu'uausala has reportedly signed an agreement with Wests Rosellas, that will see him leave Wigan before the season starts.

The former Kiwi International hasn't made much of an impact in Super League since his arrival, playing 24 games for Wigan in his two seasons with the club.

While Wigan are yet to make an official statement, Frank-Paul has told Rosellas coach, Matt Lantry, he will be in Newcastle next week to begin preparations with his new club.

Nu'uausala is still in the UK at the moment, trying to finalise things on his end so he can obtain a formal release from his contract, the New Zealand forward has been out of favour for a while, so Wigan should be fine with him leaving the club.

An official statement from Wigan is expected early next week''

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3043)  Report abuse
I will make this comment but i have to say i am not one of these people who jump to this comment straight-away,and it is this ,I Strongly Believe It Is Time for a New Coach . Again i do feel that Shaun Wayne has had ample time and to be honest this type of rugby he is serving up is not the usual style of Rugby league the spectators of this great club WIGAN demand ,and want, so whoever is in charge start looking, finally for peet's sake get a goal kicker A.S.A.P. do you all recall FRANO BOTICA? it mattered not to M.Offiah he did not bother going inder the sticks to touch down,why? because Frano plonked them over from anywhere so pull your finger out guys!

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
Hes STAYING...according to todays WEP

''Frank-Paul Nuuausala is expected to stay at Wigan despite claims Down Under he is poised for a move to an Australia club. A report suggesting he is set for an immediate move to semi-pro’ Western Suburbs caught the Warriors by surprise – as there has been no talks with the player about a release. Nuuausala is thought to have turned down the chance to leave at the end of last season and has been praised for the way he has knuckled down in pre-season training. With less than four weeks to go until the start of the new Super League season, it is understood he has reassured Wigan he is staying'

lets face it - if you were under-performing on a high salary would you not stay?

Posted by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
Aaaaaahhhh...knuckled down...his knuckles were on the ground as soon as he touched the ball...oh no it can’t be true

Posted by: kathpressey (4801)  Report abuse
is that a racist comment roylew?

Posted by: builderboy (2034) Report abuse

I suspect that it is a comment based on his running style and that he is virtually tackled before anyone actually gets hold of him.
The knuckling down is a play on words and I am sure was an attempt to be humorous, and is in no way a racist comment from Roy.

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
Well explained Phil. I cannot understand how it could be construed as a racist comment. Sign of the times I suppose. Just don’t mention the All Blacks.

Posted by: kathpressey (4801)  Report abuse
i just wondered, I did think it was weird the knuckles down comment. thanks for clearing that up. Anyway I hope he does well in the coming season

Posted by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
Weird?....anyway thanks guys

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
hes GONE Roylew its official

his family refused to return back to Wigan after the break

“Frank and his family have struggled to adapt to life in the UK. His family are currently back in Australia having decided to stay there following the close-season break and his situation was becoming increasingly difficult by the day.

“We agreed that it would be best for both parties to allow him to be released from the remainder of his contract with Wigan in order for him to return home''

Posted by: builderboy (2034) Report abuse

If true, and I am not doubting your posting for a moment, then I for one won't miss him.

If ever anyone failed to live up to expectations I am afraid it is Frank-Paul

Posted by: peter g (2148)  Report abuse
He was one of the highest earners at the club but will we sign anyone with the spare salary cap cash

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
It is in Wigan Today. No Burgess or Sarginson in the nineteen for Friday.

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
true builder boy - for me he will rank alongside fellow props Brett Goldspink and Tony Mestrov who came but failed to produce

Posted by: builderboy (2034) Report abuse

I shuddered when you mentioned those names - they had long since been filed in the darkest corners of my mind

Posted by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
Sarginson was very poor in Australia and so far this season...Burgess is huffin and puffin after every 10 yard run...he’s mot well

Posted by: gideonfel (299) Report abuse
I've never been overly impressed by Sarginson. He does too much cutting inside for my liking. A good centre creates chances and openings for his winger, like the finest centre I've ever seen - Alan Davies. As for Burgess - he looked grossly overweight. What has he been doing during the off-season - training for pie-eater of the year?

Posted by: stars (395)  Report abuse
Yes gideonfel you’re talking a good centre; Frank Carlton was blessed to have him as his centre; he got him selected for the Great Britain tour when really everyone thought he was finished, sarginson not good enough defence or attack

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
And if I remember correctly Alan Davies didn't get selected for the tour. I think Peter Small off Cas went instead.

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
Broady I think 'stars' was referring to Carlton being selected on the 1962 tour along, quite rightly as you say, with Peter Small off Cas

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
Yes Wigvet. Boston, Ashton and Carlton were selected but surprisingly not Davies.

Posted by: stars (395)  Report abuse
After his retirement if I remember rightly he turned to the jehovahs witnesses religion, Peter knowles also turned to the same religion, but after watching Alan Davis the rugby player, he would be the last person you would imagine to go into religion; he was a world class centre but also a bruiser of a player who took no prisoners

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
Broady...and Dave Bolton, Bill Sayer and Brian Mctigue....legends all!

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
I wasn't sure if it was seven or eight tourists. I'm running back down memory lane, slavering, thinking about those guys. I know we are all guilty of comparing different eras but I recall those guys as though it was yesterday. Thanks for the nudge.

Posted by: grimshaw (1405)  Report abuse
I chatted with Phil Lowe one evening years ago at the H K R ground in Hull.

The great roger millward joined in our chat.

Would love to have the opinions of the wigan fans on Phil and The late Roger.

Posted by: wigvet (3371) Report abuse
and last word from the ''Wrecking Ball''

Frank-Paul Nuuausala insists his spell with Wigan was not a failure. The Kiwi prop figured in all 35 of the Warriors’ matches last season but was widely criticised by fans for failing to living up to his hype.

He was last month released from the remaining two years of his deal to rejoin Sydney Roosters where, he says, he has rediscovered his “passion” for the sport.

Reflecting on his career with Wigan, he told the Sydney Morning Herald: “It was a good experience. I enjoyed it, I don’t feel like I failed''

Posted by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
He must have failed...if he’s just rediscovered his passion for the game....you can’t play well in that position without passion...


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