Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by King hit, Jun 11, 2018.
Darius Boyd has retired from representative football immediately
Must have been a tough decision to give up all those jerseys he was in line for.
Seriously though, as unlikeable as he seems, he has a great record at rep level.
Good on him for a great rep career.
As the Courier Mail back page said "Selfless".
What a Hero!
I can say for myself as someone who also has Buckley’s of playing for my state right now, I’ve decided to pull the pin too.
it's a good thing Rowdy Shearer is still available
I would also like to announce my retirement from rep footy.
I was about as much chance of being selected as Darius.
the rumour that he was called into camp by Kevvie last week apparently was true. Darius called Slater to find out how he was and William said he was going to be right to play. I guess Darius didn't want to cancel a family holiday if he was just going to take reps at training, which is what Mbye ended up doing in Slater's absence. Then William tears the hamstring at the Sunday or Monday training session.
The irony is Darius would've played Game 1 if he went to camp when called in. The whole thing with Slater & Hunt really f**ked QLD last week. Mbye trained at FB, Morgan as the right-side half, and in the end Morgan played FB. Kevvie wasn't impressed about Darius turning the call-in down and I think word has filtered through that he will never be considered again. Darius just made it official.
Damn it, no more 5m flops over the tryline and arrogant kicks of the ball into the crowd
Seriously though this seems a bit bitter unless he is worried about his fitness. Difference between him and the others is he wasn’t picked.
Absolutely he’s taking it easy so he can focus on his future with the Broncos. He selflessly did the same thing for his last 12 months in Newcastle.
Still a f*ckin' cry baby.
Chose not to be a shadow player so he could take a holiday, then chucks teddy out of the crib when Kevvie says "You don't want to train, you don't get to play".
Anyway, on this year's performances there are at least 4 QLD fullback options ahead of him.
There will be a statue of him flopping over the line off a Greg Inglis pass out the front of Suncorp one day
He asked and Billy said he'd be right to play. f**k giving up a holiday with the family for no game time. He's also said himself his form isn't deserving of a QLD jersey.
He has performed well for qld 30 times or so but was shown the famous qld loyalty treatment.
if kevvy wants to be petty and boycott him then so be it.
Qld eating their own. Apparently Oates is not happy about not getting a phone call.
Will be interesting if there are a few more injuries.
Darius Boyd never refused to play for QLD, he refused to give up a holiday to be a shadow player. That's a bit different to Jamie Lyons and Matt Cooper who have turned down playing. Some of you on here are also making out Boyd is a fringe player scrub, he has played 28 state of origin games for QLD for God's sake.
I actually can seen a bright side for Boyd. his form has been patchy, but niggling injuries with his hamstring are behind some of it. There's an argument that Justin Hodges should of given away origin earlier because of all the injuries he racked up.
I also don't think Boyd was a lock to be out of origin next year as some have egged on without Slater not being around next year. The politics with Walters probably has ended it, but if Boyd can find form again his name would be still in the mix it he hadn't retired. I'm happy to acknowledge Queensland probably are more likely to look to the future with Ponga and Milford though.
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