News Corp reporters Paul Crowley and Dave Riccio believe Dragons coach Anthony Griffin will have to make a big call to keep big-money center Zac Lomax out.
Crowley took aim at veteran harlot Andrew McCullough, declaring he was “done”.
It comes after the Dragons lost 54-26 to the Roosters on Saturday – a game which saw the pressure put on Griffin.
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This isn’t the first time Lomax has been on fire. After the 22-year-old threw a poor-looking fumble pass against the Cowboys in the 14th round, Fox League analyst Michael Ennis urged Griffin to “take Lomax into the office and have a good chat with him.”
“He’s always looking for cheap points… he’s always looking for flashy games,” Ennis said at the time.
Crowley planted the explosives on some of the Dagon players and started with McCullough before Riccio interrupted.
“They’re picking the wrong blokes, they’re all around $200,000,” Riccio told NRL 360.
“You got Zach Lomax for $700,000. By committing all of these mistakes and taking the ball out of the backfield at every opportunity. They re-signed Jacques de Belin during the $700,000 mess.
It may be time for Crowley to take down Griffin Lomax – once considered the next big thing – to set the point for two weeks to get him back on track.
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“This isn’t his first party trick against the Roosters at the weekend when the score was locked at 20-all and the game was in the balance,” Crowley said of Lomax.
“It’s a game that can get you to the finals this year and he’s thrown the unlikely ball again…this decision is what the coach said, ‘You know what, you’ve got that much courage.’ Are you playing in the New South Wales Cup this week?
“Does this pull him into line and stop him from going forward?”
“Yes, agreed,” Riccio replied. well late”
Crowley then put the 32-year-old McCullough under the microscope and said the 303-game veteran’s senior season is over.
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“Andrew McCullough was one of my top five players five years ago,” he said.
“He (Griffin) brought him to the club over Cameron McInnes and I understand McInnes got a much bigger deal than he could have stayed but McCullough is done.
“As an NRL whore, what gets you into the top four, deep into the finals, he doesn’t get you there. He didn’t have the speed, he didn’t have the playfulness to get you through anymore.
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