Posted September 21, 2018 07:03:39 A former player has told how he was “lucky” to be drafted into the NRL’s River Spirit franchise when it was established in 1996.
Brett Jones, who played for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Titans and Raiders, has told the ABC he was lucky enough to be able to play his first NRL match for the club in 1997.
“I wasn’t a regular footy player, I was a football player, but I got a call from the River Spirit in 1996 to join their football club,” Mr Jones said.
“When I got that call, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve got a chance’.” Mr Jones, now a sports science student, played his first season with the club and says he is “not proud” of his decision to leave.
“That was the most important thing for me.” “
Mr Jones was the only player drafted from the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and his only game was against the Titans in 1997, in which he played six minutes of the opening term. “
That was the most important thing for me.”
Mr Jones was the only player drafted from the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and his only game was against the Titans in 1997, in which he played six minutes of the opening term.
“My best season was 1997, I think,” Mr Smith said.
Mr Smith says he would like to see the River Spirits’ future expanded.
“They could have gone with a younger player or a player who didn’t know a lot about the game, who wasn’t the best player,” he said.
The River Spirit have made no comment on the former player’s claims.
“There’s so much about the River spirit that has a lot of potential, but at the moment there’s no way of knowing if they’re doing it right,” Mr Roberts said.
Former River Spirit player Brett Jones says he’s lucky to have played his last NRL match.
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