Vatuvei fined down for big fight
Friday 14 December 2012 9:27 PM
Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei has never weighed less in his rugby league career but he still had a four-kilogram advantage on champion rower Eric Murray at Friday's Fight For Life weigh-in in Auckland. Photo: Photosport.
Ahead of Saturday night’s showdown at Waitakere’s Trusts Stadium, Vatuvei tipped the scales at 104.2kg while the slightly taller Murray was a smidgeon more than 100kg.
The pair will face of in three two-minute rounds in tomorrow night’s rugby league v rugby union promotion (with the union cause topped up by Murray’s rowing expertise).
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In the other league v union fights, big Willie Mason, weighing in at 121kg, is almost seven kilograms heavier than his opponent former All Black Troy Flavell. Gold Coast’s Greg Bird (102kg) is slightly heavier than Rene Ranger, who was almost 99kg at the weigh-in, Paul Gallen (104kg) is giving away a lot of weight to Hika Elliott (113kg) and Jarrod McCracken (99kg) has almost 10kg on Carlos Spencer (89kg).
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FIGHT FOR LIFE FIGHT-CARD
Willie Mason 121.1kg vs Troy Flavell 114.5kg
Greg Bird 102.45kg vs Rene Ranger 98.8kg
Manu Vatuvei 104.2kg vs Eric Murray 100.4kg
Paul Gallen 104.35kg vs Hika Elliot 113.35
Jarrod McCracken 99.35kg vs Carlos Spencer 89.45kg
Lauryn Eagle 59.9kg vs Daniella Smith 59.8kg
Joseph Parker (105kg) vs Richard Tutaki 110.5kg