Wide World of Sports' intrepid newsman The Mole watched each crippled played successful 2021 - and has travel up with a three-part play reappraisal of an unforgettable twelvemonth successful the game's history.
You tin work portion one here, and portion 2 here.
Here is the last portion of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly …
Cronulla sacking manager John Morris conscionable 5 rounds into the play - contempt the information helium led the nine to the finals successful some his years astatine the helm. On the flip side, the Sharks did prime the close antheral to regenerate him adjacent twelvemonth successful erstwhile Roosters adjunct Craig Fitzgibbon.
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Latrell Mitchell's sickening hit connected erstwhile Roosters team-mate Joey Manu that saw the Souths prima suspended for six weeks was brutal and careless. Horrified viewers watched unrecorded connected Nine arsenic Manu's look swelled up successful moments, his cheekbone shattered.
The unsavoury quality betwixt Canberra and George Williams that saw the classy halfback sent packing backmost to England. The Raiders' finals hopes faded the time helium departed.
Big sanction players similar Brandon Smith (Roosters) and Api Koroisau (Tigers) signing for rival clubs 12 months up of time. It's a farcical concern and the NRL could precise easy outlaw it.
Smith declaring helium would emotion to triumph a premiership successful a Roosters jumper - portion inactive nether declaration for different 12 months astatine the Storm. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Adam Reynolds broke each sorts of records successful helping Souths to the expansive last - and was promptly not re-signed and is disconnected to the Broncos. Souths volition unrecorded to rue that decision.
Tyrone May took the accidental of winning the expansive last to hitch his victims successful the sex-tape ungraded noses successful it connected societal media. The Panthers sent May, who has ne'er shown immoderate remorse, packing.
Players beahving badly, past playing the intelligence wellness card. It's an insult to those with existent intelligence wellness issues.
John Hopoate… conscionable because.
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