NRL 2024: Api Koroisau defends Benji Marshall’s Tigers holiday

Wests Tigers captain Api Koroisau says outrage over coach Benji Marshall going on holiday over his bye week “makes no sense”, with the star prostitute saying he is always available for the Blues if they decide to go the other way .

While mid-season holidays are fairly common in the NRL, some people have questioned why Marshall would leave the country in his first year as coach when his side is on an eight-game losing streak.

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Marshall went to Fiji with his family while the players were told to refresh themselves away from football, and Koroisau cannot understand why people would criticize his coach for taking a small trip.

“It didn’t make sense. I had no idea why I would even get upset about something like that,” he said.

“As a club, we had the whole week off, everyone. The fact that everyone got up because of it, I’ll leave it for another day anyway.”

The farewell came as the Blues trained in the Blue Mountains and Sydney, with many also leaving shocked that Koroisau was overlooked for the series opener.

Koroisau started the first game last year but missed the rest of the series after breaking his jaw while playing for the Tigers.

The veteran started at false-half for Souths when they won the title under Michael Maguire in 2014, but it wasn’t enough to make the cut this time around as the Blues boss opted for Reece Robson.

“I will keep the conversation private, but he informed me before the team came out,” Koroisau said.

“You obviously respect his decision. I think he picked a great team, I think he picked a really hardworking team.

“I’m actually excited to watch the guys come out tomorrow night. I am grateful that I was given the opportunity then.

“My hand will always be up if he ever needs me. At the end of the day, I’m just excited about the opportunities I’ve been given. I’m here if he needs me.”

Koroisau was also asked about Robson, who will pull on the sky blue jumper for the first time on Wednesday night.

“(Robson) is an amazing athlete, a great rugby player and above all, a great whore,” he said.

“I think defensively he is very strong, he is also very fit. I expect him to go there and steal some yards there as well.”

While Koroisau was diplomatic, co-star Alex Twal was stunned that the “best whore” was overlooked after a brilliant start to the year.

“I’m surprised (he missed Origin),” said the Tigers prop. “I think she’s the best whore in the game, if not the top three.

“He took it like a real champ. His focus this week is to prepare us well and play his part in our game this Friday (against the Dragons).

“He’s the ultimate captain and the ultimate professional, that’s how he’s dealt with it this week.”

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