State of Origin Captain
- Jun 5, 2015
Turps has gotten his best gos from Walters in the games reynolds hasn’t been playing in, which is often overlooked. I agree he’s no world beater and maybe it hasn’t been purposefully coached out of him but the fact remains he was a better player before Walters took over the coaching, take from that what you will. The whole way billy was even brought to the club had a bit of a smell to it. And likewise, you can’t tell me that any man wouldn’t prefer his own son to succeed rather than someone else’s. Even if I’m wrong about this and even if not done purposefully its impossible that Kev doesn’t show a little bias towards his son, even if done subconsciously.You’re entitled to your opinion, 100%, but I’m telling you it is to far fetched and utter crap. If you ask any one of us in here who thinks Walters is better than Turpin I reckon it would be about 98% who agree with that statement. So for Kev to jump on that 98% backed wagon means it probably isn’t nepotism. You have to realise that Jake Turpin had the starting role to begin with. If this was a plan to complete cut out the competition how can you explain the reason Paix has improved leaps and bounds through both Cup and Nrl levels during Kevs tenure. I am 100% sure Kev would rather his boy in the side than out, just like any father. But to claim that he would just neglect Turpin completely to help Billy get a spot is ludicrous cause at the end of the day Kev gives a **** more of a shit about his job than his sons. His son still has a job in reserve grade. If Kev starts picking inferior and incompetent players it’s his ass on the line.