Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

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Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby nacho » Tue May 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Billy set to hang up the boots for rep footy as at the end of this Origin series

https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... ve-career/

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby steaming stormer » Tue May 29, 2018 3:48 pm

A great rep career - a very much expected announcement given I suspect he'll be hanging up his purple boots at the end of the year also

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby yourhero » Tue May 29, 2018 4:09 pm

Thanks for the memories Billy!

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby blazza18 » Tue May 29, 2018 4:12 pm

Perfectly timed to add some motivation to the team before game one.

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby TC » Tue May 29, 2018 5:47 pm

Billy GOAT

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/05/29/billy-goat---slater-to-retire-as-one-of-queenslands-greats/

Certainly the best fullback I have ever seen. Almost certainly the best of the modern (post 60s) era. Arguably - from plenty of people who know more than me - the best fullback ever.
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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby nacho » Tue May 29, 2018 7:52 pm

steaming stormer wrote:A great rep career - a very much expected announcement given I suspect he'll be hanging up his purple boots at the end of the year also


My thoughts too but if that’s the case I’d have thought that announcing rep retirement seperate is a bit redundant. From what I can tell there wouldn’t be many rep opportunities after SoO. I think he will go around once more and Cam to go the year after

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby Cameron » Tue May 29, 2018 8:09 pm

He is trying to motivate the Maroons.

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby Itzbek the Purple » Wed May 30, 2018 8:38 am

A great rep career - a very much expected announcement given I suspect he'll be hanging up his purple boots at the end of the year also


My thoughts too but if that’s the case I’d have thought that announcing rep retirement seperate is a bit redundant. From what I can tell there wouldn’t be many rep opportunities after SoO. I think he will go around once more and Cam to go the year after


I actually with Nacho on this question. If possible, I think that Billy will exit end of next year with Goat only if Billy's hamstrings are up to the job otherwise I can see 2018 as the retirement. Maybe Billy runs too fast , who knows?

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby Cameron » Wed May 30, 2018 10:52 am

William Slater playing on will depend on the rest of the year and Bellyache's decision and if we get a new coach and any possible injuries and a few other things like family.

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby Lucas » Wed May 30, 2018 4:48 pm

Cameron wrote:William Slater playing on will depend on the rest of the year and Bellyache's decision and if we get a new coach and any possible injuries and a few other things like family.

Oh OK thanks.

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby TC » Wed May 30, 2018 5:09 pm

Cameron wrote:William Slater playing on will depend on the rest of the year and Bellyache's decision and if we get a new coach and any possible injuries and a few other things like family.

Speaking of Billy GOATS, did you know that trolls live under bridges?
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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby TC » Wed May 30, 2018 5:44 pm

We must all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby yourhero » Wed May 30, 2018 6:14 pm

Lucas wrote:
Cameron wrote:William Slater playing on will depend on the rest of the year and Bellyache's decision and if we get a new coach and any possible injuries and a few other things like family.

Oh OK thanks.


So Billy will consider all things before making a decision. Thanks scoop!

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby Cameron » Wed May 30, 2018 6:52 pm

I think the fact Billy said he will retire from representative football at the end of the season proves he will play on next year.

Else he would have just waited to the end of the season and retired from all rugby league.

Billy will play exclusively for the Melbourne Storm next year.

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Re: Billy Slater - Rep Retirement

Postby Danger D » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 am

Just bumping this thread to note that Billy will captain the Maroons in his final game for them. I hope they manage to send him out as a winner. Congrats Billy!


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