Stupid decision to leave Graham out. Simple fact, we need our best players out on the park.
I can see it now, battered by Australia, fail to make the final, and overall losers again.
Worry not, we can all then sit back and say, "But Steve Mac showed them who was boss"
Graham is a super player, and the Australians must be sat in their hotel peeing in their tracksuits laughing at us.
While I agree that Graham is a super player, I don't agree that it was a stupid decision to leave him out and as a Saints fan I am a big fan of James Graham as a player. However, regardless of my respect for him as a player if he acted unprofessionally then he should know without a shadow of a doubt that just because he now plays for the NRL and indeed is a super player, he cannot disrespect the coach, the team or indeed the fans by picking and choosing which rules he abides by. This is a team sport and the team must be as one. If they are not then they don't deserve to be in the team, either permanently or on match day.
We have the cover and now the inexperienced guys have their chance to make their mark. Jammer might have lost his place for the rest of this tournament but assuming his absence is because of discipline issues (and we have no confirmation of that of course) then that is his own fault. If others given their opportunity shine then us fans won't care who is on the pitch so long as they put in a fab performance and, preferably, beat everyone!