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And it’s official. Henjak needs a new job


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 22 Feb 2008 at 11:17
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Quick update, folks.

The ARU  have rubberstamped the Rugby WA decision to cancel Matt Henjak’s contract. He is no longer a Force player.

Thanks for coming, Mattie. We will miss your play, if not your behaviour.



25 Comments

  • Hit the road, Matt
    And don’t you come back no more

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.02.08 11:28:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Eye of the Tiger – another good player looking too deep in the bottle by the sounds of it. :sad:

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.02.08 11:32:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • As expected. Pity the Sharks have enough scrummies! :roll:
    There was talk that Eddie Jones was prepared to take him :?: Hope he does, never too late for rehab. Just hope Henjack can now pull himself towards himself. :sad:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.02.08 11:43:07 by shark-tank Reply

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  • They’re tryin to make me go to rehab
    I said no, no, no
    Yes I been black, but when I come back
    You wont know, know, know.
    :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.02.08 11:46:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • The team who takes this guy and “ruk’s hom reg” will be making a good investment.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.02.08 11:48:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He’s a good player, should go play in Iran or Saudi where he can’t go near the bottle.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.02.08 11:55:26 by hellbent Reply

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  • He’s a good player, should go play in Iran or Saudi where he can’t go near the bottle.

    22.02.08 11:55:26 – hellbent Edit

    No dude don’t want to do that. Some of the guys who have been here who drink the homemade stuff have had their brains fried!!!!!!!

    You think bad drugs are bad, MAN bad alcohol is a killer.

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.02.08 12:04:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BF…love that song :lol:
    KSA….you forget to make your SB picks :?:
    Or was that planned :?: :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.02.08 12:05:19 by shark-tank Reply

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  • :cool:

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.02.08 12:09:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • ST

    No I made a BOO BOO 3 weeks ago. :sad:

    I didn’t realise that one player can play in multiple leagues and as I am Sandshark on RW I then registered as KSA Shark on Sharksworld.

    Then I realised you could be in multiple pools and registered Sandshark on here.

    I need to make a point of removing KSA Shark.

    It was a small embarrassment to me that KSA Shark was actually above me last week even though he didn’t make any picks :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.02.08 12:12:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • It was a small embarrassment to me that KSA Shark was actually above me last week even though he didn’t make any picks :oops: :oops:

    There’s a lesson in there for you…

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.02.08 12:16:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • excellent so Henjak will depart superrugby with visions of being Bismarck-ed…

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.02.08 13:01:44 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • he probably wakes up screaming every night

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.02.08 13:04:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • he probably wakes up screaming every night

    22.02.08 13:04:23 – robdylan
    that I don’t doubt but its most probably due to quite a few wires being loose upstairs rather than old Bissie….

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.02.08 13:06:37 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • wasn’t it Gits that got Bissie’d, though?

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.02.08 13:11:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • I swear it was Henjak that got walked over… those Gits took a beating & Bismarck was enforcing most of the big hits, so possibly both?

    Really don’t feel like checking the thread for the game (I know I commented when it happened)

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.02.08 13:17:30 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Giteau got BJ’ed (that just doesnt sound right) and Bissied.

    Henjack was definitely Bissied.

    Few guys got Beasted too.

    They should just be happy they werent run over by Coach Muir of course…

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.02.08 13:17:35 by Big Fish Reply
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  • or have a plum tree fall on them…

    *thud*

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.02.08 13:20:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • crash bang boom, you guys are so funny :shock:

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.02.08 13:21:48 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Everyone’s a critic nowadays.

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.02.08 13:22:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Roxette?

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.02.08 13:26:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • I for one really hope Eddie Jones doesn’t offer Henkak a lifeline at Saracens. Maybe the SA investment will enforce a say in the matter…
    Sarries already have Neil de Kock, Mosese Rauluni (Fijian scrumhalf) & Alan Dickens (so-so) to cover scrummie…

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.02.08 13:32:11 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Interesting info # 1.

    NRL likely for sacked Henjak

    THE door has been left ajar by the NRL for disgraced Western Force half-back Matt Henjak to switch codes.

    Henjak was sacked by the Super 14 team on Tuesday night after a disciplinary committee found him guilty of breaking the jaw of team-mate Haig Sare.

    That decision was rubber-stamped by the Australian Rugby Union on Friday.

    A history of alcohol-related incidents ensures Henjak’s future lies in rugby overseas or switching to rugby league.

    His manager Greg Keenan began shopping Henjak around to NRL clubs this week, receiving a lukewarm response.

    But NRL chief executive David Gallop said in Brisbane that if a club made an approach to Henjak, the league would consider his case.

    “We certainly want to have a look at addressing the issues that he obviously has got,” he said.

    “But at this stage we will wait and see if one our of clubs goes forward with an approach to him.

    “I wouldn’t rule it out (Henjak playing NRL) but we want to know how he is addressing his personal issues.”

    Gallop was confident NRL clubs were doing enough to stamp out similar alcohol-related incidents.

    “It’s unrealistic to expect that there won’t be these types of incidents from time to time – young blokes in any code are going to make mistakes,” he said.

    “The pleasing thing for us is that our clubs have got in and not only stepped up the education of younger players but also where necessary we have seen players penalised, contracts terminated.

    “Clubs are realising that these matters need to be dealt with appropriately.

    “I think rugby league is doing a reasonable job on that front.”

    Henjak is reportedly set to be thrown a lifeline by a rugby side in Europe with three clubs in England and France expressing interest.

    AAP

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.02.08 13:40:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • It seems to me from the portion above that the NRL would only be interested if Henjak cleans up his act.

    But then you have interesting info #2 that says the ARU will ALSO take him back if he reforms. Considering henjak being rather outspoken in the past aboutn NOT wanting to play NRL then IF he does reform i think he will be abck with the ARU.

    Door will reopen if Henjak reforms

    FRESH from tearing up Matt Henjak’s contract, Australian Rugby Union boss John O’Neill has left the door open for the troubled halfback to return to the game in the future.

    After a string of off-field incidents, most recently, breaking the jaw of fellow Force teammate Haig Sare, the ARU rubber-stamped RugbyWA’s recommendation to terminate the troubled star’s contract.

    O’Neill said it was paramount the game’s image was protected but was willing to give Henjak the chance to reform his ways.

    “If there is a genuine effort by Matt to see the error of his ways and undergo rehabilitation and proper counselling and say in 12 months time if he was back on the straight and narrow, then I wouldn’t shut the door on re-entry into professional rugby,” said O’Neill.

    “But for the time being there will be no opportunities for him to play professional rugby in Australia.”

    O’Neill hoped Henjak would address his problems before seeking to play football elsewhere.

    “I think if he’s well advised, and at his age, and looking at himself in the mirror and saying ‘hey, I’ve got a bit of a fork in the road decision here’, one would hope he would take the right road,” he said.

    “And whether he’s playing rugby league in Australia or rugby league or rugby union overseas, at the end of the day, no one who employs him will tolerate bad behaviour of the sort that we’ve seen over the past few years.

    “But I think he and his management and his family need to recognise that there are problems and they are of a serial nature and need to be addressed.

    “I think this is a very sad case and one that gives us no joy and we do wish him well with his future endeavours.”

    The former Brumbies half-back played four Tests for Australia after making his debut in 2004 and was touted as a possible long-term replacement for George Gregan.

    In 2005, he became the first Wallaby in almost 40 years to be sent home in disgrace from an international tour after a nightclub incident in Cape Town.

    AAP

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.02.08 13:43:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Thanks Lois Lane. :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.02.08 14:18:32 by Big Fish Reply
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