Fireworks could go off at Accor Stadium on Saturday when Bulldogs hothead Tevita Pangai Junior and Sharks enforcer Royce Hunt conflict once more.
The two have historical past courting again to a Bulldogs-Sharks fixture through the 2022 pre-season when Hunt stated of Pangai Junior post-game “if he wants to have a go in the ring, we’ll go” after a on-field melee which noticed the Bulldogs prop sin-binned.
“He’s on a mission to get sent off,” Fox League’s Greg Alexander stated on the published on the time.
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Speaking this week to the Daily Telegraph, Pangai Junior, who will line up for simply his second recreation of the season on Sunday, gave some perception into this weekend’s conflict with Hunt in addition to if he plans to taper his on-field aggression.
“Royce is a good player, he had a good World Cup campaign and he’ll be good to go up against,” Pangai Junior stated.
“I like competing against good players like him.”
“I think I’m better when tipping red, you know,”
“I feel like when I’m tipping red, that’s when I’m on and that’s when I’m in control. Like on the weekend (against the Eels) I felt effective.
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“I have to go back to what I did at the start of my career, competing hard at every play and competing in the spirit of the game.
“I know what works for me and I know what I bring to the team. If I’m just lackadaisical (about it) and I’m just sitting, not coming into the game, that‘s when fans should be worried.”
Pangai Junior isn’t the one participant to get underneath the pores and skin of Hunt on the sector.
Earlier within the season, through the spherical 3 Sharks and Raiders conflict, Hunt referred to as Canberra prop Corey Horsburgh a “weak-gutted dog”.
Hunt was sin-binned for hanging Horsburgh within the second half, retaliating for being pushed over by the Raiders firebrand.
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“You can’t just hold me in and push me over and not expect anything. I was a bit upset about that,” Hunt stated post-game, referring to Horsburgh.
“It is what it is, it’s rugby league. We get on with it and bash him next game.”
Even Pangai Junior is trying ahead to Round 2 of the Hunt-Horsburgh present.
“I think he’s (Hunt) got to worry more about Corey Horsburgh with all the stuff on social media,” Pangai Junior stated.
“That was pretty fun and good theatre. I can’t wait for them to go at it again.”
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