interesting thing i have noticed in the stoppages of play in the bit just before Adam got done for the head clash. In both cases the trainer didnt wait for stoppage of play before running in and diving to the ground beside the affected player. In the first one he actually put himself into the play and forced the ref to blow the whistle. In the second it wasnt the ball carrier being that it was a late hit, but he was in the line with the rabbits and if play had come back would have been in the middle of it all again.
Some weeks ago we were all critical of the ref ignoring an injured warriors player is this a reaction to that, by forcing a break in play?
His dad was "Lord" Ted Goodwin a Dragons star, in the days when the Dragons were real stars. Ted was Maori born in NZ. Actually come to think about it Ted might be the first Kiwi born player to ever play first grade in Sydney. Some trainspotter may be able to correct me. Bill Noonan from the Dogs was around the same time but I think Ted was the first.
Apologies all round to members of the trainspotters club.
Lord Ted is a Maori but was born in Australia and actually played for the Kangaroos. So he was not the first NZ born player to play in Sydney. Ted was born in Dapto so my guess is his father was a Kiwi shearer working over there.
In any case Bill Noonan, who was born in Canterbury, started in Sydney with the Bulldogs in 1970, two years before Lord Ted. So unless somebody corrects me Bill is the first Kiwi to play in Sydney.