Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko claims the explanation why he screamed at teammate Mitch Robinson post-game was to make sure all gamers had been adhering to the COVID-19 protocols, however says he was relieved the favored Lion was solely going to see shut household.
After Brisbane gamers had damaged from a mini post-game huddle, Zorko was seen giving a sprig to Robinson, who’d run to the Gabba boundary line to have a good time the Lions’ memorable qualifying last win over Richmond with household, mates and the Lions’ reserves gamers.
Zorko’s try and catch Robinson’s consideration failed because of the noise from the group on the Gabba, which had simply witnessed the Lions qualify for his or her first preliminary last since 2004.
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Talking on Channel 9’s The Sunday Footy Present, Zorko stated he’d simply obtained recommendation from the membership’s well being officer and was initially involved Robinson might commit a breach of the AFL’s COVID-19 protocols.
“I wasn’t pleased with Mitch there,” Zorko informed The Sunday Footy Present.
“Being the ‘chief well being officer’ up right here at Brisbane, it was crucial for me to ensure our gamers didn’t go to the boundary. Clearly we had been in a position to have such a big crowd there on Friday evening they usually had been extraordinarily near the boundary.
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“Simply with the COVID guidelines, we weren’t allowed to get that shut, so I wished everybody to remain contained in the sq. to thank our followers and supporters. However Mitch rushed over to the household. Fortunately it was solely to the household and he didn’t go across the floor, however that was the spray there.
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“I’d simply been knowledgeable by our well being officer to not let anybody go exterior the sq.. (However) he sprinted off so there have been truly just a few of us screaming at him to get him again.”
Zorko, who’ll lead the Lions right into a preliminary last in opposition to the winner of the Geelong-Collingwood semi-final, heaped reward on star ahead Charlie Cameron after his three-goal haul in opposition to Richmond.
“I believed his defensive stress on the evening was distinctive,” Zorko stated. That’s an space to his recreation he’s at all times had however he’s centered on it much more up to now month and a half to get himself into the sport.
“To kick three objectives in opposition to Dylan Grimes, who’s a implausible defender and possibly had the wooden over him the previous couple of instances they’d performed, I’m glad Charlie recognized his space of enchancment and he labored on it actually laborious.
“He was in a position to hit the scoreboard and have a large affect for us in that recreation.”
Initially printed as ‘Wasn’t glad’: Lion explains teammate spray