Packer & Reynolds

I am pretty disgusted by media reports that Packer & Reynolds left the ground at half time. Madge was unaware until told by the media and made a phone call which confirmed it. Apparently the reason they gave Madge was…we were cold. Keep walking you overpaid princesses.

Is that grounds to tear up their contracts?! 😂

@krissy said in Packer & Reynolds:

I am pretty disgusted by media reports that Packer & Reynolds left the ground at half time. Madge was unaware until told by the media and made a phone call which confirmed it. Apparently the reason they gave Madge was…we were cold. Keep walking you overpaid princesses.

Should never play First Gade again the problem children are surfacing

@krissy said in Packer & Reynolds:

I am pretty disgusted by media reports that Packer & Reynolds left the ground at half time. Madge was unaware until told by the media and made a phone call which confirmed it. Apparently the reason they gave Madge was…we were cold. Keep walking you overpaid princesses.

If this is true I never want to see either of them in Wests Tigers colours again and their contracts should be torn up.

If I was on either of those contracts I reckon I could afford some warm clothing to wear while watching a game of footy in support of my colleagues.

It’s rothfield so let’s hold on for a bit before hanging em

Tough one. They obviously need to be professional and it’s very disappointing to hear they did this at half time. I know they are getting paid way overs but it must be tough knowing you aren’t playing anything more than reserve grade in the future while wearing the WT strip.

I find it hard to believe.

rothfield will throw every bad stiry he can think of at the moment to keep his sharkies in the eight and he hates us… grain of salt surely packer and reynolds are not that stupid

Wests Tigers duo Josh Reynolds, Russell Packer walkout on team during Manly game

Two of Wests Tigers’ highest paid players abandoned their side at halftime during the epic win over Manly. Their excuse to coach Michael Maguire needs to be seen to be believed.

Phil Rothfield, The Daily Telegraph - September 6, 2020 3:51pm

The Wests Tigers staged the comeback of the year to beat Manly on Saturday night after being abandoned by their two highest paid players at halftime.

News Corp Australia can reveal five-eighth Josh Reynolds and front-rower Russell Packer both walked out of Brookvale Oval with their team trailing 20-12 at the break.

In an incident that will infuriate fans at the underperforming club, Reynolds on $850,000-a-year and Packer on $750,000 left the players dug out at halftime and headed straight to their cars.

Their pathetic excuse to coach Michael Maguire on Sunday morning was that they were feeling cold.

Injured utility Michael Chee Kam also left the venue.

Trailing 32-18 with just 12 minutes to go, the Wests Tigers scored three late tries to grab a stunning victory which presumably the absent players listened to on their car radios.

Their disappearance caught Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire by surprise when first contacted by News Corp Australia on Sunday morning.

In the excitement of a desperately needed victory, Maguire had no idea they had left.

It was only when News Corp Australia sent him a photo from Fox Sports cameras in the Wests Tigers dressing room at fulltime that he realised they had gone home.

He then rang the two players to find out why.

“You’re right, they left,” McGuire said, “Look there’s no hard and fast rule they have to be at games.

“Russ was our 19th man and Josh came to be around the boys.

“However I understand from a perception point of view what you’re thinking.

“They didn’t really give me a reason – they just said they were cold and wanted to go home.”

The players declined to comment.

“I’ve spoken to Josh and Russell and they have nothing to say,” Mimis said.

Neither of them have broken any club rules.

Other players outside the Wests Tigers starting 17 were in the dressing sheds at fulltime to celebrate the remarkable victory with the starting players.

The selfish attitude of Packer and Reynolds says a lot about the Wests Tigers culture.

A club that wants to axe a club legend like Benji Marshall who busts his backside for the team each week yet allows their highest paid players walk out on the team during a game.

This is a playing group claiming to be “walking on eggshells” from the tough demands of Maguire and his coaching staff.

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Poor form. Just illustrating why Madge is doing what he is doing. There is something wrong with this squad we are clearly divided Nofas comments were clearly at some players. The performance last night tells me the issue is being dealt with.

Where did you see this been reported?

bit ridiculous from those two but a storm in a teacup from the old drunk as usual. Madge shut it down quickly

All three need to leave us asap.

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