Arrow vs Koroisau is the key Grand Final showdown.

Jai Arrow will face off against Api Koroisau in the battle of the Frownlow nominees in the 2021 NRL Grand Final. Arrow and Koroisau are the only players in the decider to have been nominated for The Frownlow Medal this year and both earned their nominations for similar incidents.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.

Koroisau and Arrow will clash in the middle of the field and it will be epic. They are fighting for a premiership and for bragging rights, having both been nominated for sneaking women into their rooms during this year’s State of Origin series. Penrith hooker Koroisau has the upper hand, because he brought his ‘companion’ into the Origin bubble twice, and because he is married. Rabbitohs forward Arrow, meanwhile, is not married and claimed the woman he met with was just a ‘dancer’, and that nothing scandalous happened.

Both players were punished for breaching COVID-19 biosecurity protocols, and for potentially shutting down the entire NRL competition, which was relocated to Queensland to escape the COVID lockdowns in other parts of Australia.

Who will win the battle between Arrow and Koroisau?

Who will win the NRL Grand Final?

Who will win The Frownlow Medal?

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The real reason Jai Arrow was kicked out of Origin III.

EXCLUSIVE: Sources from within the Queensland State of Origin camp have revealed that Jai Arrow was kicked out of the team for enjoying the company of a woman without his teammates.

Media networks had previously reported that Arrow was dumped from the Queensland team simply for inviting an unknown woman into the team hotel and breaching strict COVID-19 biosecurity protocols. An anonymous source from within the Maroons camp, however, has recently conceded that the reasons ran deeper than this.

“Jai spent time with a woman without his teammates,” the source said.

“That’s just not done in rugby league. It’s not normal.”

“Jai should know that you do everything as a team, you do anything for your mates, so when you smuggle a woman into your room through a fence, you invite your teammates to your room as well.”

“So many stories and so many nominations for The Frownlow Medal have shown us that professional footballers, especially NRL players, have to be with one or more of their teammates or friends when they spend quality time with a woman.”

“Look at all of those players who’ve gone down in folklore for group parties. You’ve got your Matthew Johns’, your Jack de Belins’, your Bodene Thompsons…Jai should know he’s part of this history now.”

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Alfie raises a glass to celebrate his nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former NRL player Allan Langer has promised to share a coldie with every single Frownlow nominee after learning of his own nomination for the highly prestigious Hall of Fame. Alfie decided this was the best way to celebrate the nomination, which he earned for incidents related to the abuse of alcohol and for breaking COVID-19 bio security protocols while working with the Brisbane Broncos.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. Rugby league player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while fellow NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Nominees are invited to Alfie’s Bar at the Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club, in Queensland, to reminisce on Langer’s drink driving charge in 2010. Guests will be regaled with tales of the alcohol consumption which put him three times over the legal limit before he got behind the wheel of his car.

Guests will hear how Langer was suspended from his coaching role at the Broncos as a result of the incident and how he was back coaching one week later. The plucky little halfback will then revel in the irony of being brand ambassador for Lion Nathan brewery at the time of his drink driving charge.

After a few more bevvies, the boys might even be lucky enough to witness a re-enactment of Langer’s famous underpants dance in a pub, which was captured on film. Nominees can then compare this performance with Langer’s current on-screen performances behind every ruck of every NRL game involving the Broncos and Queensland.

Of course, this grand event will have to wait until Langer finishes his two week COVID HOLD, handed down after he broke the NRL’s strict bio-security protocols by visiting…a pub.

At the end of the evening, nominees can call ‘shotgun’ as Alfie drives them all home in his Bar’s own courtesy bus.

To view the star-studded guest list for Alfie’s gathering, go to http://www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal/

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Wayne Bennett punished for smiling.

Wayne Bennett thought he would get away with it. The former rugby league player and famed coach thought no one would notice him dining out at a restaurant in Sydney. Then he smiled. Patrons were shocked, the press was alerted and Bennett was found guilty of breaching the NRL’s biosecurity measures. As a result, the South Sydney Rabbitohs coach was punished by the NRL and nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Bennett played a number of games for Australia and Queensland and is one of the most successful and famous coaches in the history of rugby league. He is just as well known for his reluctance to smile, even when his team wins.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Patrons at the restaurant in Leichhardt said they didn’t notice Bennett throughout the main course, and claim that after he finished the first glass of red and was receiving his dessert the grin started to appear on his face. His cover was blown and everyone in attendance could see that it was the famously unemotional NRL coach who was sharing a meal with them.

Bennett must stay away from his players and Rabbitohs staff for two weeks in line with the NRL’s COVID-19 rules, which means that and players and fans will miss his cheery demeanour.

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Mark Coyne forgets to tell the ARLC about his Frownlow nomination.

Former NRL player Mark Coyne forgot to tell the Australian Rugby League Commission about the greatest honour to be bestowed upon him during his illustrious sporting career.

Coyne was nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after being arrested and locked up in Singapore for hurling abusive language at local police officers following an argument with a taxi driver at the end of a boozy night out. However, he opted not to inform his employer of the incident when it happened.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and code-swapper Karmichael Hunt was the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Coyne was apparently arrested and thrown in the back of a police van, where he continued to swear at the police officers. The former Queensland State of Origin hero was put in a cell overnight and then had his passport confiscated for seven weeks while the incident was processed through the courts. He was fined $4000 for his explicit tirade and has been stood down as ARL Commissioner.

“I got arrested in f…… Singapore – so it doesn’t really count. I mean, you can get f…… arrested here for f……spitting, so I don’t think it really compares to being f….. arrested or thrown in prison in Australia, like so many other Frownlow inductees have been. That’s why I didn’t report it to the ARLC,” Coyne explained.

“To be honest, I was f…. embarrassed. I don’t know if I even deserve the f……. Frownlow nomination.”

Coyne is now involved in a major controversy, not just because of his behaviour, but also because he did not tell anyone about the incident. It is alleged that he only informed the ARLC after he was contacted for comment by a journalist in Australia.

The ARLC, which oversees the NRL, have not commented publicly on Coyne’s Frownlow nomination, but are said to be overjoyed that another member of the Rugby League family is in contention for the greatest award in Australian sport.

The former Dragons club captain has a few anxious months ahead of him, as he awaits the decision of the Singapore police, the ARLC and the judges of The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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