AFL players play AFL, Rugby Union players play Rugby, yet Rugby League players play AFL, Union, NFL and Rugby League. What is wrong with Rugby League Players, why do they feel a need to go and achieve something in another code?
I am beyond frustrated with the constant rumours of our best up and commers looking to leave the code, the latest I have heard is Semi Radradra. Semi Radradra has apparently walked out on his contract with the Parramatta Eels. He flew out of Australia this morning headed to Fiji and told the club he will not be returning. It is said he has a big money deal lined up to play French rugby. WHY!!!! Semi, you just played for Australia, 1 GAME!
Rugby League is a job and we all want to earn as much as we can, but surely the money is not that significant we you add the risk of failing in that code. Look at Sam Burgess, Karmichael Hunt and Jarryd Hayne. Sam saw the light, Karmichael Hunt is playing for the Reds after his AFL career tanked, and Jarryd Hayne is chasing a different dream every week. All these players represented their Country in Rugby League, how is that not enough success?
Jarryd Hayne, Israel Folau, Karmichael Hunt, Sonny Bill Williams, all left the game and are still playing today, and you can now add Semi to this list. How much better would our game be if these men were back lining up each week.