Sharks skipper Wade Graham joined the Fox League crew of Dan Ginnane, Paul Kent and former teammate Michael Ennis via video link yesterday, talking about the current situation and a range of issues affecting the NRL.
Also a member of the Rugby League Players Association (RLPA), Graham has been a part of conversations with the NRL hierarchy as to measures being put in place to guarantee the future of the game, describing those chats as “constructive”.
“We made some real progress moving forward,” Graham said. “For the time I’ve had in the game this is the most aligned that I have seen it. We all understand that we need to be in this together or we won’t survive.”
Graham also had some praise for ARLC Chairman Peter V’Landys and the way he has handled negotiations with the RLPA.
“V’Landys is filling players with confidence, is answering all questions, he’s being up front and honest,” he added.
In what was just as much a fun and informal chat as it was getting into the real issues of the day, Graham also exchanged some banter with Ennis, spoke about what is keeping him occupied in isolation, also dissecting his teams’ first two performances while expressing that if and when the season does kick off again the Sharks will need to quickly notch a few wins to keep in touch with the competition front runners.
See what Graham had to say, with the interview vision courtesy of Fox League Live on Foxtel.
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