St. George Illawarra’s veteran, James Graham, hopes that fans have not seen the last of him on the pitch, despite the fact that the 2020 season was interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 34-year-old is in the last year of his contract with the Dragons and is likely to retire. After the season ends, however, he and the rest of the NRL players are unsure of what lies ahead.
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If asked on NRL 360 If fans could see him playing his last game, Graham replied, “I hope not.
“Obviously, nobody really knows for what timeframe (the NRL is currently closed) and what the future will look like.
“I definitely hope it isn’t, and I think my first instinct to answer this question would be if it weren’t.”
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Graham, who has played over 400 first-class games between the NRL and the Super League, said the virus crisis put things into perspective for him and his family.
“It’s only been a day (since the NRL closed), but I’ve had a lot of time to think about it,” he said.
“I am very sensitive to people around the world who are currently having problems and there is a lot of perspective on things.
“I spoke to my Nan the other day in England to see how she was doing. She is now 90 and has quickly turned the conversation into a time when she was evacuated from Liverpool to go to a quiet village in Wales. She was put on a train and we’ll see you later without knowing where she would be going back to.
“I am a parent myself and just think about how it would have been. We are lucky that the chances of this affecting children are pretty slim.”
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