Slater given time to recover from the emotional toll
September 28, 2018 4:19 am
Melbourne are giving Billy Slater time to recover from the emotional toll of fighting his case at the NRL judiciary, which threatened to rule him out of Sunday’s grand final.
Slater overturned a shoulder-charge citing on Tuesday night, allowing him to play against the Sydney Roosters in his career swansong.
Storm football manager Frank Ponissi says Slater was emotionally exhausted but that the successful hearing has brought a buzz to the club.
Storm plays the Roosters at 9.20pm on Sunday in the NRL Grand final and you can watch it live on FBC TV.