Last Sunday, Souths beat Sydney in one of the most enthralling finals games you’ll ever see in rugby league let alone the NRL.
To some this may be a controversial opinion as it could be said that the game was sullied by the moments of farceur, the record breaking seven yellow cards and the disappointing loss of three players to failed HIAs and one to a groin injury.
But we watch rugby league for drama and suspense and this fixture delivered that in bucket loads. However, the aftermath has been no less conversion worthy. It started when Tom Burgess received a two-match ban for a tackle during the game which will see him miss Souths’ next two games as they try to make it to the decider.
This prompted Souths fans to sign a petition to get the ban deferred until next season as with Taylan May of Penrith who had his ban suspended as the incident occurred off the field.
Then Aaron Woods offered his opinion accusing Cameron Murray of milking penalties and claiming that Sydney showed their integrity by refusing to do likewise.
Now though there has been another unique story to come out of the game. According to zerotackle, Sydney Roosters duo Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Victor Radley are set to be sent on an anger management course by the club.
The news of this started with the Wide World of Sports who claim that people within the club are becoming frustrated with their fiery on field antics blaming them for their play-off exit having entered the finals in top form.
Both men were shown yellows in the derby with Radley picking up two. Radley is set to feature for England in the World Cup who will not be able to afford losing forwards of his quality to bans especially after Alex Walmsley was ruled out of the tournament this week.
Waerea-Hargeaves has today been named in New Zealand’s squad for the tournament.