After clubs from both the AFL and NRL have had to deal with breaches to COVID-19 rules, Michael 'Speedy' Stratton is calling for harsher punishments.
Liam: You know what has got me really annoyed mate. People who can't stick to the restrictions, especially when they are in the public eye.
Speedy: You wouldn't be talking about a pair from Collingwood would you?
Liam: I mean sure Sanderson and Buckley going to play tennis with people from outside the bubble was a dumb move, but there aren't the only ones and that is the problem.
Speedy: Then you have Bennett went to a restaurant didn't he. People might think it is ridiculous, but rules are the rules.
Liam: And then people wonder why there are people breaking the rules when you have professionals in the public eye breaking restriction with little punishment.
Speedy: Then to cap it off you have Tevita Pengai Junior breaking the bio-bubble to go and going to an opening of a barbershop of all things.
Liam: Yep and he will now miss two weeks, but I honestly don't think they are going hard enough on the rule-breakers.
Speedy: They have made these rules for a reason, and as far as I'm concerned they deserve any punishment that comes there way.
Liam: It seems that the punishments need to get harder if people are going to get the message through.
Speedy: Now on to the injury front I see that Cameron Munster has gone down injured again
Liam: That is a shame for the Storm because they only just got him back from his last stint on the sidelines.
Speedy: Some say that it is because there is no reserve grade competition, and they find it hard to come back because there is no reserve grade to come back to.
Liam: I can understand that because there is a fairly big step up from nothing to first grade.
Speedy: What is the big game in the NRL this weekend?
Liam: Has to be the Roosters and the Storm.
Speedy: And that is the game on Thursday night. You can't write the Storm off even without Cameron Smith and Cameron Munster. Every time you do write them off, they seem to come away with the win. The Storm did win without Smith over the weekend.
Liam: The Storm did only take on the Bulldogs last weekend it will be a different prospect this weekend.
Speedy: I think you are right, and that is why it is hard to back against the Roosters winning.