Smith clears the air over Kangaroos song

Yahoo!7 October 22, 2012, 12:04 pm

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith has reportedly cleared the air with teammate and NSW captain Paul Gallen over the controversial victory chant sung after Australia’s win over New Zealand two weeks ago.

NSW players in the Australian squad were reportedly left fuming when Smith and his fellow Queenslanders sang the Maroons victory song after Australia’s eight-point win over the Kiwis in Townsville.

The saga led to calls for the Queenslanders to apologise, with even cricket legend Steve Waugh and former Wallaby Simon Poidevin joining the debate.

A spokesman for the Australian Rugby League Commission said Smith had moved quickly to quell any ill-feeling from the NSW members of the Kangaroos squad.

"Cameron Smith has spoken to Paul Gallen about it ... he says there is no issue at all," said Andrew Hill, the ARLC's director of league integration and development.

There have been reports the Blues members of the squad were so incensed with the song that they sat at a separate table to their Queensland counterparts the day after the game.

But Hill said any talk of a divide in the camp was off the mark.

"I have spoken to the coach (Tim Sheens), the captain and the vice- captain about it and all of them have confirmed it's a non-issue for the team," Hill said.

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  1. Seki'A08:24pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    anthony@steven betta get bak on that same boat yous came on ay boys thats ryte no culture@custom break the chains ahahaha

  2. Francis Wynterny08:42am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What a shame that Smith could have let that happen infront of him. It was the Australian team that won the game and not Maroons. Smith, as a captain you failed. Am a strong Melbourne Storms support but with that..??????? What a mess!

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  3. Anthony08:24pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Loane , Was that comment in english ? In Australia most people went to school. Best you go eat some more fush nd chups ay bro

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  4. Seki'A08:05pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    get over it u big sooks the truth be told it if werent 4the mighty qlders in the oze team kiwis wud have beat da ozes so be prepared 2hear that chant 4many years2 kum sooky blues supporters and whos steve waugh and simon poidevin???my point exactly lmao

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  5. Anthony07:14pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Bad form and completely insulting to the rest of the non QLD team mates.The fact they say its a non issue is a credit to them . Kangaroo Captain ?? Sack him now .

  6. Gary03:26pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They claim that they didn't know the Kangaroos song & therefore sang the Qld one. What was wrong with Waltzing matilda or any other song about Aust. You are a sneaky smart #$%$ & shouldn't be Oz captain, Smith.

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  7. Jippoes02:32pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Its BS like this that has me spending my time and $ on NFL rather than NRL.

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  8. maximus12:45pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    we wait abated breath for Mr Mick D to respond to this as he is the most intelligent subscriber here knows every thing that needs to be known yippee aye yippee mick d aye yippee

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  9. maximus12:40pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    liar /liar, cameron smith would make a good polotician with lies like that they knew what they were doing and thought it was funny