Former NRL star Willie Mason’s move to Hull KR didn’t go to plan at all.
Delayed initially by visa troubles the prop made only six appearances for the Robins before leaving the club.
A former Australian international, it was an ill-fated move and now Mason has spoken about the city on the Hello Sports Podcast today.
He described it as the “worst place” on Earth and admitted that he thought it was in Leeds which he described as “awesome.”
“I made the mistake when I first left North Queensland. I signed for fu**ing Hull (KR), which is the worst place in the f****** world. I do love the f****** Hull people, but I was like, mate, I didn’t sign up for this s***. Because I’d done the Kangaroos tours from 2000 to 2005, I thought Hull was in f****** Leeds. Leeds is f****** awesome.”
This is not the first time that Mason has spoken out about Super League.
Mason recently described his former Catalans Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous as “a bit of a d*ck” as he spoke to St Helens legend James Graham on The Bye Round podcast.
“As soon as it wasn’t fun for me and it felt like a job, I retired,” Mason told Graham, “On that day, I was in the south of France, in Perpignan, I had a little bit of an injury, the coach was a bit of a d*ck and I just couldn’t cop his s**t. I went to Ibiza for the weekend, so I was thinking really clearly,” he joked, “and went ‘I’m done’.
“We won 17 or 18 games in a row and then summer hit and everything went pear-shaped. I had a bit of an injury and it didn’t feel like fun for me anymore, I was 36 and never went back to training. That was it, the end. A good way to go out.”
At 36 Mason should have been put out to grass. Well past it when he came to Hull K R. If he’s thinking of writing his memoirs, he’s too thick and should leave it to someone who has something worthwhile to write.