League great Mark Geyer says comments posted on social media by the wife of Raiders lock Joe Tapine indicates that any hope of Canberra winning the 2021 premiership is over.
Kirsten Tapine took to social media in the wake of Canberra’s loss to South Sydney and took a swipe at coach Ricky Stuart.
The Canberra forward was dropped for the Green Machine’s clash the Cowboys before returning against the Rabbitohs.
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Tapine was afforded just 31 minutes on the field despite establishing himself as one of the most dominant locks.
That led to his wife taking a dig at Stuart.
“You have an international player warming your bench for 50 minutes,” she wrote.
“Your interchanges are killing us!!!
“Refs call count means jak [sic] when coaches are [rubbish bin emoji].”
Kirsten Tapine’s comments come with reports circulating that English halfback George Williams is homesick.
Geyer put a line through the Raiders’ chances of winning the premiership on the back of the disharmony coming out of Canberra.
“Bye bye to Canberra [in the premiership race]. They’re heading south at a rate of knots.” he told Triple M.
“We’ve seen things happen over the weekend, Joe Tapine’s wife tweeting something about Ricky Stuart about his interchange and her husband not getting a run.
“As soon as you see that start to happen, Houston we have a problem.”
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