As time goes on, I’m starting to become a bit of a fan of Braith Anasta.
He came into first grade under so much pressure for so many reasons. He was high profile from game number one in first grade and he has achieved so much already in such a young career.
However that hasn’t stopped plenty of people expecting more, and it must have weighed him down.
These days however, the pressure is not nearly so intense and hopefully with that people can just come to enjoy Anasta’s football.
Now, as a leader at the Roosters, Anasta is playing some good football despite the teams form being down. So it was a surprise when young Dragons five-eight Richie Williams called Anasta out in the lead up to the ANZAC Day clash between the Dragons and Roosters.
Williams said of Anasta “He’s not as good as he was back then, trust me … he is still pretty good, but I want to get over the top of him.”
Now in Rugby League, when you open your mouth like that, you are asking for trouble, and that’s just what Williams got as Anasta and the Roosters belted the Dragons to earn their 1000th win in top grade premiership football.
When asked about Williams Anasta gave him a great spray: “For someone who’s done absolutely nothing in the game, it’s a pretty big call,” Anasta said. “His performance today probably showed where he is as a person. I think he’ll be back in reserve grade next week where he belongs.”
Williams is an ok player with a LOT to learn. Unless he wants to become another loud mouthed side note like a former Dragons player did, he would be best suited to stop talking and play some footy, because in this game, talk is very, very cheap.
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