Will make the off-season much more bearable. Looking forward to it.
Or counting a few good night sleeps as serving his suspension.After May was allowed to serve his suspension next year, the NRL has doubled down and let JWH (praise upon his name) serve his suspension during warm-up matches. I am surprised they didn't let him just take a training run off or something:
Joseph Suaalii might not be the last teenage phenomenon to turn his back on Australia while two Roosters props were given official approval for warm-up games to be included in NRL suspensions.www.smh.com.au
Ridiculous. State of Origin is not a selection trial, it is just the cash cow for the NRL, and they hype the violence and bend the rules for foul play and stretch the eligibility in order to maximise the dollars.SOO is the battlefield that hardens and tempers Australian players to play for Australia .
Ridiculous. State of Origin is not a selection trial, it is just the cash cow for the NRL, and they hype the violence and bend the rules for foul play and stretch the eligibility in order to maximise the dollars.
For years it has not been a selection trial for Australian Test players. It has actually been the pinnacle, and Test selection was merely an extra bonus. Players want to play origin for the professional pride of being in the toughest arena, not to mention they get paid a motza.
And how are you going to call it State of Origin if you exclude a bunch of players who are born in the state and begin their footy careers in the State?
You can change the rules and just let it go back to NSW v Qld, but it can't be origin if you exclude players whose origin is NSW or Qld.
Piss Origin off and have a proper international tournament each year, the game would be far better off. Where was all the kick up when the actual rules of Origin were broken to allow Lam to play and Langer to come back from the UK ? Can’t remember as much drama when Semi Radradra played for the KangaroosHe is the only one making any sense ... players are fully entitled to play for any nation they choose as long as they meet the eligibility criteria ... but ..
But Kenty's point about them not being allowed to play SOO is 100% on the money ...
SOO is the battlefield that hardens and tempers Australian players to play for Australia ... it is our advantage ... it is our comp ... and it is both instrumental and crucial to our continued success Internationally ..
The gap between Tonga, Samoa and Noo Zealand is closing yearly ...
To contemplate running a SOO in the future with only a hand full of the participants Australian players would be a disaster of humongous proportions ...