As of this morning, NSW Blues coach Freddy Fittler has finally got his hands on the final piece to the puzzle.

As our boys in Maroon carry the momentum of their Game I win to Perth, The Blues have moved 21-year-old Latrell Mitchell to the bench.

This is to make room for the only man who has the answers.

It’s the man of many opinions and many talents. Broadcaster, journalist, administrator, coach… player.

For the first time in 34 years, Gus Gould (60) will be lacing up and playing full contact rugby league, just like he used to back when players only trained twice a week.

This comes as the hyperemotional rugby league oracle doubles down on his criticism of Latrell Mitchell, after his pretty-good-but-not-as-good-as-Gus-used-to-be standard performance in Origin I.

Gus Gould doesn’t think the Blues can afford to pick Mitchell while he is clearly distracted and not playing at his best.

“He is the reason we lost, pure and simple. It all came down to him. I don’t want to do this, but no one else is capable of carrying the Blues in the centres. So it’s gonna have to be me”

Gus says getting himself to match fitness in the new and improved high impact game will require 100% of his focus.

“In order to do that, I’m gonna have to take a break from sacking myself from various administrative roles in the NRL and accidentally buying race horses with cocaine traffickers”

“I’m also going to have to take a break from commentating…”

“So to the Queenslanders out there, you can stop sending me death threats about my obvious bias”

“Mind you, I think they’ll come flooding back when I deliver the Blues to victory for the third time in thirteen years!”


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