Extract from a news article "KANGAROO front-rowers Steve Price and Josh Perry are hardly the closest of the Australians to take the field against England tonight. In his new book to be released shortly, Price reveals he was called "a poofter'' by Perry when the Warriors played the Sea Eagles this year. At the time, Price was furious that Perry would drag out a rumour that first emerged eight years ago and is so far off the mark it's not funny. Perry is far from the most popular member of the team and many believe Kurt Gidley's withdrawal from the squad was a blessing in disguise. Insiders say there was plenty of tension between the Knights utility and his former team-mate. Like Storm hitman Michael Crocker, Gidley is a close mate of Clint Newton, the player Perry infamously betrayed last year. Newton's popularity put Perry in plenty of bad books after the Eagles prop slept with the ex-Knight's girlfriend Erin Salkeld in a tryst that destroyed their relationship. "