20/05/2022

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Joey Leilua’s ‘go f*** yourself’ boxing speech ends his NRL hopes, Wests Tigers, Featherstone Rovers

Controversial previous NRL centre Joey Leilua has reportedly had the doorway to a return to the NRL slammed shut just after an expletive laden swipe at his critics previous month.

In December, Leilua impressed in the boxing ring, beating previous two-time NRL premiership winner Chris Heighington in a 4-round battle.

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But while it was a enjoyment battle as Leilua went all out attack, his write-up-battle antics could just have officially finished his NRL vocation.

Though he pale late in the battle just after going all out in the early rounds, Leilua fired photographs at his critics just after the bout.

“For all people haters that f***ing reported I simply cannot previous 4 rounds — many thanks mate, you gave me inspiration tonight,” Leilua reported.

“I understood I could battle. I just desired to exhibit the planet that I could f***ing previous 4 rounds.

“The stereotype of me becoming body fat and simply cannot previous 4 rounds, you know what, f*** yourselves — there you go.”

But just after an unsightly exit from the Wests Tigers, The Everyday Telegraph has claimed that it was the last straw to nail the coffin shut on any NRL foreseeable future.

An NRL CEO instructed the paper that it turned off any club that believed it could possibly supply the controversial star a lifeline.

“He did himself no favours,” the CEO reported. “He is the sort of player that has the expertise to make it back again from the British isles but we will not see him in the NRL just after that. He is a free cannon.”

Joey Leilua stands about Chris Heighington. Picture: Jeremy PiperResource: News Corp Australia

Leilua has performed for the Sydney Roosters, Newcastle Knights, Canberra Raiders and Tigers in his 225 video game vocation but has been adopted by controversy which include a “dog shot” in 2020 when he earned a 4 week suspension for a coathanger on Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards.

Leilua was in and out of the Tigers side in 2021 right before becoming moved on by the club.

But Leilua did not hold back again, using aim at mentor Michael Maguire, producing on Instagram: “Btw I wouldn’t enjoy for another person that blames the group all the time! And not once himself! #Madge.”

The two-time NRL centre of the calendar year signed for English next division club Featherstone Rovers.

But right before his battle with Heighington, Leilua opened up on his polarising vocation in the NRL.

Requested how folks would explain him as a footy player, he instructed Stay Fresh new Media: “A grub.”

“People locate me as a footy player a grub and a bad particular person but that is just the way I enjoy.

“I really don’t definitely care who is on the other group … I’m going out there to damage them, that is what I’ve performed my complete vocation, I really don’t definitely care.

“My very best mate Tim Lafai, I employed to enjoy versus him all the time and I did not care, and that was my mentality all the time and that is what I’m using into boxing.

Joey Leilua’s 225-video game NRL vocation appears about. Picture: AAP Image/Brendon ThorneResource: AAP

“Everyone thinks I’m a bad particular person and I simply cannot hold out to demonstrate them incorrect.

“My complete vocation, absolutely everyone f***ing hates me and that is just component of the territory, if you enjoy how I enjoy, you’re always going to get that from folks.

“It doesn’t trouble me, as prolonged as people folks close to me know who I am and care about me, that is the only thoughts I consider, I really don’t definitely care about the outside the house planet.