http://www.leaguehq.com.au/news/news/forget-nfl-nrl-is-dream/2007/06/16/1181414609893.html. While rugby did not work out for Akarika, more due to his being separated in Australia from his family rather than his athleticism and potential talent for the game, I did ask him on one occasion what he thought of the Hawkins hire. To paraphrase, he seemed to think Hawkins was more talk than substance. At the time, I thought he was just being loyal to Barnett, but it is clear now how right he was. I just wish the sunshine pumpers would see the light. Bieniemy, Gill, Shanny, Embree, Tuberville, Harbaugh or even Dave Christensen would be far superior to this clown and would bring far more credibility to the program. Hang onto Cabral, Hagan and Brown and gut the rest of this staff.