GUS TRIPS HIMSELF UP WITH BIG BACKFLIP
POOR old Gus Gould is all over the shop with his views on rugby league.
Three years ago, the great man wrote a column about tripping in the NRL and how dangerous it was.
“It should have no place in our game,” he said. “The alarming increase in players using this illegal method ... means much sterner action has to be taken to remove it from the game.
“A base penalty of 150 points ... which would always ensure the player spent some time out of the game, would seem to be an important first step towards eradicating this scourge.”
Fast forward to 2019 and Jared WaereaHargreaves is about to face the judiciary for tripping.
Gus does an Olympic gold medal backflip.
“The offence shouldn’t be a suspended offence,” he now says. “For that incident, you should not be missing any game. Nobody, not even the three panel members who find him guilty when he goes to the judiciary, believes he should be missing a game for that.”