I’ve talked about how well we’ve performed after defeats in the past and that we were on the right track but I’ve got no excuses for Thursday. We weren’t good enough and got beat by a much better side on the day.
They’re not the standards we set ourselves at this club, certainly not individually. As much as I felt I was OK and tried my hardest, it’s a team game and unfortunately we came out on the wrong side.
Personally I was quite happy with my performance against Leeds Rhinos. I’d been out for four weeks and obviously before then I played one game and had three weeks off before the next, so it’s been hard to build that consistency up.
My ankle and knee were really sore afterwards but that was to be expected and I’ll be better for the run-out.
As a team I do believe we are on the right track but Thursday was a massive blip and certainly not good enough by our standards. We’ll be looking to put it right this week against Huddersfield Giants.
I’ve been keeping a close eye on the developments at Toronto Wolfpack and I thought the decision to defer the verdict on their future was poor.
The players are still owed a lot of money and it delays their anguish. I don’t understand what can change in four weeks that wasn’t done before last Friday. They had weeks and months to prepare for that date.
If the decision is yes in four weeks’ time, I’m sure the Toronto players won’t be worried and at least they’ll get paid.
But I think there needs to be real caution and protection of mental health here. If they wait another month, which means another month of no payment, and then they get a decision of no that is a real tough blow for those players.
I’d be really careful in terms of what the RFL are doing and what clubs vote. There needs to be an awareness of players’ mental health because it could really damage some of the players.
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I’m not saying the decision should be based on players’ mental health because that’s not fair; it should be based on the due diligence on the club. I totally get that.
But to say no in four weeks’ time after a significant delay in the first place, there’s got to be an awareness of their mental health situation.
I don’t think there is at this moment in time and that really worries me because they’re all my friends. I have conversations with them daily, weekly and I’m really worried for certain friends in that club.