Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has come up with the perfect analogy to sum up the controversy surrounding the NRL restart and a small portion of players against being vaccinated.
Cartwright and Titans teammate Brian Kelly were stood down after the Queensland government insisted the NRL follow the state's "no jab, no play" policy on mandatory flu vaccinations.
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Kelly received the jab on Thursday morning, which left Cartwright as the only player in the NRL to be sidelined over his anti-vaccination stance.
But Broncos coach Seibold gave a strong rebuttal to anyone refusing to get the jab and used a beer analogy to hammer home his point.
"If we're going to cater for the minority then we're kidding ourselves really," he said.
"If we're having to go to Sydney because seven players from a couple of teams haven't got the jab, I think that'd be quite unfair.
"It's like going to the pub; you don't like paying $10 for a schooner, do you?
"Otherwise you can pay $2.50 and drink Hahn Super Drys at home.
"If you want to play footy get the jab, if you don't want to play footy stay at home."
Cartwright could backflip
Cartwright and Titans teammate Kelly were stood down after the Queensland government insisted the NRL follow the state's "no jab, no play" policy.
However, Kelly had agreed to get to flu shot and trained with teammates on Thursday.
It’s set to leave Cartwright as the only player in the NRL to be sidelined over his anti-vax stance, although the Sydney Morning Herald report says the threat of losing his job and $450,000 salary has left the 25-year-old on the cusp of a stunning backflip.
Cartwright and his wife Shanelle have been perhaps the most vocal anti-vaxxers in Australian rugby league, consistently arguing that it is their right to choose what goes inside their bodies.