Wing torn between Rabbits & Roosters
Former Roosters and Rabbitohs star Craig Wing can’t bring himself to make a decision on who to support in this Saturday’s Grand Final qualifier between the two rival clubs.
Wing played a total of 71 games for Souths. His first stint with the club, a 43 game stretch was from 1998-1999. He joined the Roosters in 2000, playing 185 games and winning the 2002 Grand Final against the Warriors. Craig returned to the Rabbitohs for the 2008-2009 season playing a further 28 games for the club.
Speaking on the Macquarie Sports Radio breakfast show with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell Wing explained “I kind of developed this way of dealing with it subconsciously when I was in Japan (Playing professional rugby) and was removed from everything. What I found myself doing was going into the game I was always going for the underdog. Then when the game was played i’d always bounce to the team that was behind on the scoreboard. Then obviously when the game was finished i’d just jump on the bandwagon go with the team that won”.
Sounding every bit the politician Wing spoke about how evenly matched the two sides were, “In the past it has been easier to take that approach (sitting on the fence) but these days the teams are so evenly matched it’s really hard to split them”
The Roosters take on the Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium this Saturday night at 7:40pm. The winner will face either Melbourne or Cronulla in the Grand Final on September 30th.
Click PLAY below to listen to Mark Levy and Mark Riddell’s chat with Craig Wing