Roosters’ halfback Mitch Pearce has expressed his deep disappointment at being left out of the Australian team this week.
Mal Meninga’s decision to omit Pearce from the World Cup squad has capped off a disappointing season for Pearce, who was largely responsible for the exit of the tricolours in the preliminary final according to his coach.
“I thought I had earned the chance to wear the green and gold,” Pearce told the media this morning.
“Josh Dugan made it, so why not me? I mean, we’re both shit – it’s a double standard.”
The much-maligned playmaker was quick to put forward his representative credentials to the media this morning.
“I’ve played and choked in all of sorts of big games, State of Origins, Grand Finals, costing Australia a World Cup would be the last item on my bucket list to tick off,” Pearce boasted.
“It’s just really disappointing I may not get the chance to let a major international slip before I retire.”
Roosters fans agree, with more than 89% of fans voting for Pearce to play for Australia instead of their club according to a Rooster.com.au poll.