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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +5,118 /51
    Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh has condemned the actions of Queensland players who sang the Maroons song after winning their Test match against New Zealand, reports News Ltd.

    "If it in fact happened, someone should apologise," said the legendary cricketer.

    "Maybe it was an honest mistake but it was strange.

    "It was inappropriate for sure."

    It was an event that Waugh says he would never have let happen in the Australian cricket team’s dressing room while he was captain.

    Led by Queensland Origin and Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith, the impromptu ditty was joyfully sung on the field post-match.

    But not everyone was so keen on singing the Maroons’ victory tune.

    There was an obvious look of discomfort from players who donned the sky blue jersey, such as Paul Gallen, and Josh and Brett Morris as Smith, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and a host of other Queensland players sang the “Aye aye yippee yippee aye” chant.

    NSW Origin stars James Tamou and Robbie Farah however were seen half-heartedly joining the chorus.

    By singing the Queensland song in the green and gold, it is believed an already large rift in the Australian squad, has grown wider, and split the team aiming to reclaim the Rugby League World Cup from New Zealand next year.

    Waugh joins other sporting greats Simon Poidevin, Tommy Raudonikis and Benny Elias who have also hit out at the Queensland players.

    "In hindsight, I think we are all disappointed it happened," said John Grant, head of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
    Grant says the ARLC has no intention of punishing any of the players involved in the gaffe.

    "I was in the dressing room when it was sung and I didn't notice any player having an issue," he said.

    NSW captain Paul Gallen told reporters he didn’t take kindly to the song being sung.

    "We did notice it and mentioned it, but I certainly didn't sing it."
    UPDATE :

    Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith has been forced to interrupt his end-of-season vacation to clear the air with Paul Gallen over the controversy surrounding the chanting of the Queensland victory song after Australia's recent Test win.

    Queensland players were labelled "smart arses" for singing a Maroons tune while representing Australia - and there were fears that the lack of respect showed to the NSW players would lead to a rift in the Australian team camp.

    While stopping short of issuing the public apology many NSW greats and fans had been calling for, it has been revealed Smith at least had the courtesy to phone Gallen to make certain the incident won't be an on-going issue for the Kangaroo teammates in the countdown to next year's World Cup in England.

    "Cameron Smith has spoken to Paul Gallen about it ... he says there is no issue at all," Andrew Hill from the ARLC said.

    It was reported last week that a source close to the Test team said NSW players, including Gallen, Brett and Josh Morris and Greg Bird, were furious that Queensland players had hijacked the team celebrations on the field in Townsville.

    "They won't say so publicly but the NSW players were filthy," the source said.

    Even cricket great Steve Waugh and former Wallaby hardman Simon Poidevin called for the Queenslanders to make a public apology but it appears there is little chance of that ever happening.

    When Waugh was asked if what they did after the Test was disrespectful, the man regarded as one of Australia's greatest national leaders said: "You know the answer to that. It was inappropriate for sure."

    Poidevin went further: "It was just ridiculous. One hopes it was just a rush of blood but it clearly can't happen again," Poidevin said.

    But Hill maintains the leaders of the Australian rugby league camp don't see it that way at all.

    "I have spoken to the coach (Tim Sheens), the captain and the vice- captain about it and all of them have confirmed it's a non-issue for the team," Hill said.

    But the fact is the "aye aye yippee yippee aye" chorus has become synonymous with Queensland Origin domination and it has no place being sang after Australia's Test wins.

    And while Hill said "Cameron and Paul are comfortable with it", when asked if that meant the Queensland chant would be sung after future Australian wins, he laughed: "No."
  2. Frogz

    Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,931 /43
    I can assure you the rift is STILL there...its real and not about to go away.

    The p1ss weak IRLC have no guts to pull these ar$e cracks into line....including Sheens for not fixing this issue earlier. And Golden boy Smith just gloates...he is #1 scumbag.

    This is not the first time that the Australian team have been sitiing at State Tables...its been ongoing under Sheen's watch
  3. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,650 /39
    Andrew Hill is p!ss weak. If the players were so comfortable about it the ditty would be sung again after future matches.
  4. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,453 /27
    Filthy arrogant QLD c...ts. I hope the rift widens into a massive chasm. NSW can use all the motivation we can get.
  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,578 /80
    If we are being honest, the Queensland SOO side could compete quite adequately at International level anyway. Maybe in future we just use the current SOO champions as our national side and then there will be no controversy with team songs.

    I assume the NSW team song is equally as inspirational as the Queensland one ? maybe not quite as difficult to learn the words of though.
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +13,311 /117
    I read that the australian victory song is the st merge song with approx 2-3 words changed.

    If that's the case, we could do with a brand new one altogether.
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,539 /214
    C & C I don't think anyone can remember what the NSW song is... ;)
  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    Why? NSW wins one match every series.
  9. Brookie Brawler

    Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +475 /7
    I have a feeling ours is pretty close to the same as well.
  10. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,492 /35
    right or wrong if it was the reverse circumstances qld would be blowing up deluxe. Very unprofessional and very arrogant.
  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    Big story in yesterday Sunday Mail from Mike Coleman (yes another News Ltd hack journo) slamming NSW for being total whingers.

    I can well remember taking a group to New Zealand, about 1985 I think the coach was Terry Fearnley..anyway Lewis was the Captain.

    By chance my group stayed at the Kangaroo's Hotel, let me tell you they ALL sat on State Lines..and hardly spoke to each other off the field.
  12. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 /16
    Wow! Next it will be religion or politics that will be dividing us.
  13. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

    +283 /12
    All i understood from this thread is that QLD players are far superior at playing rugby league. Also, that the chances of NSW winning next year are slim given your rookie coach.
  14. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +178 /11
    Hahaha have another sook NSW


    +2,412 /121
    Does NSW have a victory song? How does it go?

    Current team would have been in nappies when it was sung last. Those NSW boys were probably singing along with the QLD fellas thinking it was the Aussie victory song.
  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    You are a crack up Commander, your day will come and let me say this....it's closer than the distance to when we won last.
  17. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    State of origin is a dead concept that needs to be scrapped like city country

    Queensland said if we had gotten 4 in a row the concept was dead, so why the **** is it still playing now? I'm old enough to remember that particular sook, let them play north vs south Queensland and they can win every year
  18. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    It might seem like a nothing thing at the moment (with one of tests).
    But come World Cup time might be an issue.
    The last series Great Britain played as Great Britain against NZ the Kiwis lost the series 3 - nil due to players not getting along (maori's would only sit with maori's, Samoan's with the Samoan's and so on and so on)
    They also almost got beat by France in all the tests against them.
    Sorted out the issue's within the team and the next tri series won it
  19. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,650 /39
    Sounds like America's Hardest Prisons!
  20. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    I disagree, as much as I hate how it disrupts the season, it's still the highest quality football we see all year.

    As much as I hate going to Suncorp when we lose (when we win it's actually worse) it's still an incredible atmosphere.

    And we are getting closer to a win....whilst this will play into Commanders hands, I'd expect that Queensland could win the next 3 series making it 10 in a row BUT at that point Smith / Slater / Cronk will all be 33 or 34 and Thurston will be 32, the year after (when the next series is played) 34-35 and 33 (if all still playing).

    Whilst they do have some good players in the wings (DCE for one) this current QLD side is simply just "one in a lifetime"...we will probably never see such domination again.

    NSW have got pretty close a few times, there hasn't really been any absolute plasterings....oh sure they have series wins (to their due credit) but it's not as though NSW are getting beaten 36 -0 every time SO their time will come.

    And when it does those of us that live in NSW (or as in my case used to) will feel better about the game.

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