Unimpressed Warriors ahead Jazz Tevaga hopes the membership’s owner will clarify himself to the gamers following final week’s bombshell remarks that NRL veterans Blake Green and Gerard Beale will probably be minimize unfastened.
The Kiwi membership’s roller-coast season negotiated extra lows and highs final week, capped by a Green-inspired 26-16 win over Brisbane in Gosford.
The halfback vented afterwards that he was “irritated” at owner Mark Robinson’s interview with TVNZ 48 hours earlier, whereas interim coach Todd Payton stated the timing was “not great”.
Tevaga stated additionally hit out Robinson’s assertion, that Green and Beale would depart on the finish of 2020 because the Warriors attempt to minimize ties with controversial participant agent Isaac Moses.
“I’m not going to lie, it’s not nice to read. It is what it is and at the end of the day he does own the club,” Tevaga stated.
“But it was evident in the way they played that they used that as motivation to put in a good performance.”
Robinson has chosen to stick with the crew at their relocated base in Terrigal, NSW for a month.
Tevaga expects the profitable Auckland businessman and long-time rugby league backer will look to clarify his feedback to the squad quickly.
He stated Robinson is a straight-up, sincere operator whose technique has at all times been to get issues executed with out a suger coating.
“We have not had a chat with him but however I’m certain he’ll say one thing.
“He did chat to me briefly and he stated issues have been taken the improper method. He did not imply it in that method,” Tevaga stated.
“(But) It’s not a pleasant factor to say or to examine, particularly if it is throughout this time.
“I have no dramas with him and I don’t think any of the team does but, yeah, we’ll see if he addresses it in the next couple of days.”
Adding to Tevaga’s agitation was the sudden transfer by the possession two weeks in the past to sack coach Stephen Kearney, significantly given the father-figure standing he’d adopted for gamers affected by homesickness.
“That was really upsetting, I was really sad with how things were handled there,” Tevaga stated.
“It is what it is. The boys know it’s a business so we have no power over that.”
Lock Tevaga is poised to play his first recreation of the season on Friday in opposition to the Titans on the Gold Coast, having overcome a knee harm suffered throughout their Tamworth lockdown interval in May.