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SBW 'set to boycott Anzac Test'

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Clint, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Another example of the NRL being concerned about the wrong people. As stated previously, SBW does not care about league itself, yet the NRL can't step in to keep loyalty in the game.


    Sonny Bill Williams is set to boycott the Anzac Test after being caught up in New Zealand's energy drink and sleeping pill scandal during last year's Rugby League World Cup.

    The Roosters star is still furious about being implicated in the scandal and is leaving Australia for a short holiday a day before the Kiwis go into camp on Sunday, according to a Daily Telegraph report.

    It was reported that Williams and Kieran Foran, his room-mate on the tour, had been identified in an investigation conducted by the NZRL, with the pair later being cleared of any wrongdoing.

    The NZRL has not received an official word from Williams on his availability.

    Williams' withdrawal would be a huge blow to the marketability of the Test match.

    It comes after Foran was ruled out for the Kiwis, with Manly saying the star five-eight will miss four weeks with a knee injury he picked up in the win over the Cowboys last weekend
     
  2. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm sick to death of that over hyped f...er. why doesn't he just piss off to yawnion now so we can be rid of that mercenary flea.
     
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    • globaleagle

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      New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney insists superstar Sonny Bill Williams was never being considered for the rugby league Test against Australia.
      A report on Tuesday claimed Williams planned to boycott the May 2 Test, still angry at being implicated in a sleeping pill and energy drink scandal on last year's World Cup tour in England despite being cleared of any wrongdoing.
      But Kearney said on Wednesday he and fellow selectors weren't planning to pick the dual international anyway as they're planning for the next World Cup in 2017 and Williams is going back to rugby union after this season.


      Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sonny-bill-williams-not-considered-for-kiwis-stephen-kearney-20140423-zqy7d.html#ixzz2zgcbbsO7
       
    • wedgetail eagle

      wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Well, if we'd forgotten about this W.Cup incident, SBW's fuelled the fire now.
      Maybe that's his intention.
       
    • Napper

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      Pretty sure Jamie Lyon quit N.S.W due to the media. But SBW does it and he's an arsehole?

      Remember, he doesn't ask to be Mr Popular and have stupid t.v advertisements about him. Blame the media and the NRL.
       
    • Clint

      Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Fair call napper. But what annoys the crappers out of me is that the NRL appear to bend over backwards to accommodate SBW but can't accommodate someone that has been loyal to the game and his club in Glenn Stewart.
       
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      • Napper

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        Wasn't having a shot at you, just saying, everyone talks as if it's Sonny Bill's fault the media and NRL carry on the way they do. I totally agree with you. It's ridiculous a guy who has achieved ALOT more in the NRL is screwed the way he was. Not only Gift but the fans too. I'm sure Manly fans would be alot happier to have Gift for 2 more years than Souths will be.
         
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        • Frogz

          Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          Who gives a fark about this tosser...sooner he goes somewhere else the better.....yawn
           
        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          Money Bill is a legend in his own lunch time and really the league world dont give a toss if hes not playing.

          So over the NRL feteing players like this and ignoring the issues that the fans are really upset about like player retention, inconsistent refereeing and the cost of going to games.

          Money Bill would not have a clue about any of this.

          Get lost and go back to Rah Rah land. That is your rightful place!!
           
        • eagles2win

          eagles2win Well-Known Member

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          How does one boycott a test side if you weren't going to be selected for the team in the first place....
           
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          SBW wants to shatter another young Kiwi forward's dream and will change his mind in the 11th hour :mad:
           
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          • wedgetail eagle

            wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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            He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
             
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