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South Sydney and Wests Tigers clash over milestone games for John Sutton and Robbie Farah
Dean Ritchie, The Daily Telegraph

RUSSELL Crowe will have a new chapter to pen for South Sydney’s Book of Feuds after a dispute over milestones erupted with the Wests Tigers this week.

John Sutton is due to celebrate 300 first-grade games for the Rabbitohs, while returning Tiger Robbie Farah will play his 250th match for the club when the teams face off on Saturday.

But the Rabbitohs were left seething when the Tigers ­initially rebuffed a plan to change the 30m markings on the field to 300s to commemorate Sutton’s achievement.

The NRL has stepped in and demanded the 300 signage appear on the field.

A fresh-faced Sutton back in 2006. (Craig Wilson)
While both sides use ANZ Stadium, Saturday is a Tigers home game and they felt honouring Sutton would overshadow the achievement of club legend Farah.

The NRL emailed Souths and Wests Tigers this week to say it was supportive of the 300 field markings.

The Daily Telegraph understands South Sydney co-owner Crowe was so irritated by the Tigers’ stance that he blocked the club’s official ­account on his personal ­Twitter feed.

Crowe commissioned The Book Of Feuds to chronicle his club’s rivalries and motivate his players.

It is understood Crowe will be one of the expected 25,000 people at Saturday’s game.

Souths hope their fans will help exact revenge by outnumbering Tigers supporters.

Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe said the 300 signs would appear for Sutton but expressed his frustration at the NRL.

“It’s our home ground, we just wanted to ask the question of why weren’t we consulted about what they wanted to do,” Pascoe said.

“We want Sutto and Robbie to be respectfully and equally celebrated. We just didn’t know about (the 300 plans).

“We were sitting there saying we would do this for Robbie and do that for Robbie and then we hear the NRL wanted to do all this stuff without telling us.

“All we have asked is ‘how about working in collaboration with this?’

“We have no problem with putting 300 on the ground but let’s be respectful to both of them. We just wanted to make sure, given it’s our home game, that we at least have some knowledge of what the NRL is planning.”

The NRL is the ground hirer and has the power to overrule any club decisions.

Pascoe said he couldn’t place a 250 on the ground for Farah because there wasn’t a 25m line.

“We want to make sure Robbie is respectfully honoured as well,” he said. “We have a heap of video content for Robbie, presentations to him, all sorts of stuff for our fans.”

The Rabbitohs are shooting for a 10th successive win — their longest winning sequence since 1989 — while the Tigers are desperate to keep alive their finals hopes.
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Post by Geo. » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 9:38 am

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Post by Newtown » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 9:43 am

How about Souths stand down Sutton until their next home game?

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Post by BalmainJnr » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:36 am

Has the NRL ever forced another club to pay homage to an opposition player?

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Post by hugh1954 » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:41 am

Absolutely love to win this one, but i am still dining on the 69 result with my old souths mates. They will go to their graves with that scar and i love it.


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Post by hobbo » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:42 am

BalmainJnr wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:36 am
Has the NRL ever forced another club to pay homage to an opposition player?
Id say no .

It’s a friggin joke :brick:
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Elderslie Tiger » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:44 am

Typical NRL they well and truly need to be woken up before they completely stuff the game we have been brought up on and love so dearly.

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Post by BalmainJnr » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:44 am

hobbo wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:42 am
BalmainJnr wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:36 am
Has the NRL ever forced another club to pay homage to an opposition player?
Id say no .

It’s a friggin joke :brick:
Time to crash the party like we did to bellyache and Slater!!

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Post by sheer64 » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:50 am

Well looks like we now know how this will be refereed.
Arise Sir Waste Anasta, Tool of the highest order!

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 11:20 am

What a bunch of hot air. Sounds like a simple misunderstanding. Turning the 30 metre to 300 is pretty standard these days.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 11:23 am

sheer64 wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:50 am
Well looks like we now know how this will be refereed.
In that article I quoted they are still whinging about the ref. George Bish tossing the 1952 Grand Final to the Magpies due to his heavy gambling on the result. He disallowed two Souths tries and a heavy lop-sided penalty count against them. Lying and cheating they call him.
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by Juro » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 11:34 am

Somehow this is worthy of being on the back page? Read the article and the Wests Tigers never refused it. They were not even consulted. Pffftttt!!!
I've been a member since 2012. We last played finals football in 2011. Just saying...

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Post by Spud Murphy » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 12:11 pm

Crowe is such a melodramatic old tosser isn't he? God I hope we can win this one! Highly unlikely I know, but it sure would be good to shut the arrogant skites up, even for just a week.

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Post by jadtiger » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 12:17 pm

Just one more reason to dislike the wabbits.Scum club nearly as bad as parra

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Post by Russell » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 12:40 pm

sheer64 wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:50 am
Well looks like we now know how this will be refereed.
You didn't know his before? Pride of the league and all that!!!!!

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Post by Russell » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 12:45 pm

BalmainJnr wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:36 am
Has the NRL ever forced another club to pay homage to an opposition player?
They wouldn't have done this if the game was at LO.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 12:53 pm

Russell wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 12:45 pm
BalmainJnr wrote:
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 10:36 am
Has the NRL ever forced another club to pay homage to an opposition player?
They wouldn't have done this if the game was at LO.
Well... They couldn't even if they wanted to.
The NRL is the ground hirer and has the power to overrule any club decisions.

Probably all a bit of a media beat up... But it's ironic the NRL quashed a testimonial match for Sutton

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Post by Harvey » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 4:51 pm

Maybe we should paint “My brothers keeper “ on the ground to recognise the gang he is a member of

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