State of Origin Rep
- Sep 8, 2009
That’s how he started but that’s definitely not how he finished. “What integrity is there in our draw when the West Tigers get to play Penrith without six stars. I know it’s been going on for a long time but it’s unfair”.To be fair to Slothfield I believe he was specifically talking about Api who has been named 18th man, but will apparently miss the Panthers game.
Api could basically end up sitting out the whole weekend and not even play origin... that is a bit of a rubbish call I think.
I think he could've played the panthers game and 18th man for NSW... very low risk he would be playing 80mins for Panthers then 80mins for NSW because someone has been illegally taken out in the first minute, but even if he does they could easily put in a rule that he can't play 3 games in a week (due to player fatigue/welfare/whatever).
So either panthers risk him this weekend and hope he doesn't play for NSW, but if he plays both games then he must sit out round 14 for Penrith.