Mudgee will welcome bad boy Arrow

Mudgee will welcome bad boy Arrow

NICK WALSHAW

QUEENSLAND enforcer Jai Arrow may be public enemy No.1 in NSW right now, but the bustling bush town of Mudgee is ready to welcome the Maroons bopper for what will likely be his South Sydney debut.

While the threat of an NRL bubble being in place for next season remains, Mudgee mayor Des Kennedy has confirmed the town is ready to embrace rugby league’s newest bad boy when it hosts the 2021 Charity Shield on February 27.

Already, Glen Willow Stadium is permitted to accommodate 5000 fans — or 50 per cent of its capacity

— for the annual clash between the Bunnies and St George Illawarra.

Kennedy is hopeful however that the figure will have increased to 75 per cent, or even 100 per cent, by the end of summer.

Better, he cannot wait for the debut of Arrow, who has signed on with the Bunnies for a $3.2 million, four-year deal.

While much of the state has criticised his treatment of concussed NSW Origin skipper James Tedesco at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night — and the subsequent $550 fine — Kennedy revealed he had been given a different perspective on the incident from inside his Mudgee pub, the Oriental Hotel.

“I actually watched the game with Richo,” he said of former Bunnies general manager of football Shane Richardson, the man who worked overtime to secure Arrow’s switch from Gold Coast Titans. “He was in town with a few friends so watched Origin III at the pub. As soon as it happened, I asked ‘is that typical of Jai Arrow?’.

“And he actually stressed that it was right out of character for him.

“Said Jai is a champion fella from a great family. Obviously it was a spur-of-the-moment thing and we can’t wait to have him and all the other players out here.”

While Arrow immediately looked to help Tedesco once he realised the severity of the situation, the images of him lifting a concussed Tedesco off the ground and then dumping him back down drew anger across NSW.

Tickets for the Charity Shield will go on sale next month.

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“I actually watched the game with Richo,” he said of former Bunnies general manager of football Shane Richardson, the man who worked overtime to secure Arrow’s switch from Gold Coast Titans. “He was in town with a few friends so watched Origin III at the pub. As soon as it happened, I asked ‘is that typical of Jai Arrow?’.

“And he actually stressed that it was right out of character for him.

“Said Jai is a champion fella from a great family. Obviously it was a spur-of-the-moment thing and we can’t wait to have him and all the other players out here.”



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The NRL bad boy who bought his mum a house, donates to charity, has a clean record and when he noticed Teddy was out was the first on the scene to stop the game and see if he was ok. Media act as if we are playing netball.

Welcome to Souths Jai! These are the extras that come with playing for the most popular and successful club in the game. If he played for another club it would of been old news.

I guess they forgot about Josh Papalli’s hair pull in game 2 or Foxx doing worse to Sami also in game 2 as well.

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Jai was only getting in early on the Souths vs Rorters rivalry, he had every right to smash Tedesco.

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He didn’t smash him. More a T’eo teabagging really.

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Arrow as an nrl bad boy is genuinely hilarious.

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Hand bags at six paces

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Issue is more the fact he will carry 20% loading for the next 12 months

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Jai was just trying to wake him up.

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Jai Arrow is an Angel compared to the grubby, dirty and illegal tactics the low life Paul Gallen performed on the field. The shit he got away with was unbelievable. The NRL and Media turning a blind eye to it all puts them in the same basket as the grub himself. No Integrity, shame on them.

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How come JWH the filthiest prick in the game gets referred to as Roosters Hardman or Roosters enforcer.
Arrow gives a bit of niggle in a tackle , probably the first time ever and the bloke just happened to be knocked out and he didn’t even realize and he gets called a bad boy.
The only thing bad about Arrow was the Animal haircut he sported for much of the year and that was for charity.

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To be honest I want to see a bit more of that niggle and aggression when he comes here.
The flak he has copped over Teddy being knocked out is bullshit as we all know , but the initial niggle isn’t really something that I seen all year or ever with the Tits.
At 800k a year he wants to put in Origin like efforts every week.

Gagai is an Origin specialists and so far IMO Arrow is a bit the same.

Hopefully his Origin form translates back to club footy.

What I find truely hilarious and hypocritical is journos like Kent and Co calling for a bit of biff on the eve of Origin, you know a couple of punches to the head of the opponent after all it’s what Origin needs and the fans want.
Then this happens and it’s headlines on the back page, radio and T.V. for the wrong reason and then they have the hide to say it’s these sort of players who are bringing the game in disrepute…FMD. Well, as Fatty would say…that’ll do me.

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