Pas­sion­ate fans make a stand for play­ers

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS McMA­HON

DIEHARD Cowboys fans are stick­ing by the play­ers amid salary cap breach al­le­ga­tions aired yesterday.

The team’s most pas­sion­ate fans have gone in to bat for the play­ers, bom­bard­ing so­cial media with sup­port for the club.

Two of the teams big­gest fans – Taleta Hasted, 17, and Kor­byn Prest, 6 – are among those sup­port­ing the team, which they’ve grown up bar­rack­ing for.

“I think they’ve done noth­ing wrong, I think they are just wor­ried that we are go­ing to win, they do it ev­ery year,” Ms Hasted said. “I think it is all go­ing to blow over.” Taleta and Kor­byn’s mum, Kym Prest, said she was happy for the NRL to make sure ev­ery­thing was above board, but ques­tioned the tim­ing.

“The tim­ing of it all and the way it has come about, with two Queens­land teams on top of the lad­der, Bron­cos were in­ves­ti­gated last year so I guess it was our turn,” she said.

“I think ev­ery­thing will be above board, they’ve been le­git about the way they run things here, I think they will be fine.

“And we will be there at the grand fi­nal, noth­ing will stop that.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.