Tigers star Joey Leilua has taken problem with a second of commentary from NRL nice Michael Ennis in a stinging social media put up.
Joseph Leilua has taken problem with criticism from NRL nice Michael Ennis following the Tigers’ ugly season-opening loss to the Raiders on Sunday.
Leilua appeared to lose his cool in the course of the contest and got here up with a number of noticeable errors after brother Luciano gave the impression to be collected excessive throughout a sort out from Canberra’s Hudson Younger.
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Leilua’s mind farts have been one of many huge speaking factors to emerge from the Spherical 1 conflict with Ennis completely happy to declare the marquee signing has to do higher for his membership after a disappointing first season with the Tigers.
“It’s a disgrace for Joey,” Ennis stated
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“He brings a lot to the aspect when he’s targeted and invested within the efficiency of the aspect.”
“Younger bought one on (Luciano) early and Joey came to visit pointing the finger and from that second he then got here up with that play the place he clipped James Tamou — who needed to depart the sphere.
“He got here up with some actually underneath strain passes, one for James Roberts — that was by no means on — and defensively George Williams sliced by means of him and one other one when Bailey Simonsson picked up a kick from George Williams which ended up being Hudson Younger’s strive. There was very minimal effort to get again.
“They want extra from Joey, he’s a marquee participant that may be an actual x-factor and if the Tigers are going to have any creativity it’s gamers like Joey that should be an eight and 9 out of 10 each week.”
Leilua responded on Monday with an Instagram put up that fired again at Ennis and fellow Fox League Massive League Wrap panellist James Hooper.
“In order that’s play on?? Bruh surprise what would occur if it was me that ran in with a closed first, forearm and clip somebody within the head,” Leilua wrote as a caption for a photograph that confirmed Younger’s sort out.
“#Ennisstoptalkingsh** and baldy cease holding his pocket.”
Leilua and Ennis labored collectively throughout Ennis’ 2019 cameo as an assistant coach in Canberra.
However there doesn’t look like any relationship between the pair.
Leilua as an alternative shot the messenger following his up and down season opener.
The previous Raiders participant missed two tackles, threw a dangerous offload deep in his personal half that James Roberts knocked on and clattered into James Tamou which pressured the Tigers skipper to go off for a HIA.
Leilua will get an opportunity to show Ennis unsuitable within the Tigers’