Joseph Suaalii

‘What They Need To Do’: Gorden Tallis On Why Roosters Should Drop Joseph Suaalii

Rugby league great has questioned whether the Roosters should look at moving outgoing teen star Joseph Suaalii to the reserves.


With the Roosters mired in a form slump and finals football slipping away, Tallis argued coach Trent Robinson should take a page out of Wayne Bennett’s book, who in 2001 infamously dropped a 19-year-old Justin Hodges after the centre signed a deal with a rival club.

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“Maybe the Roosters should’ve done that,” Tallis said on Triple M’s Sunday Sin Bin.

“I know it’s a big decision, but that’s what they need to do for the rest of the organisation.”

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