Nothing beats a huge slam score for James Duckworth but his evident passion for rugby league makes it sound as if a victory for his loved Newcastle Knights would lag it stop.
For the duration of his media tasks after his first-round four-situation victory over Salvatore Caruso at the French Launch, a “pumped” Duckworth became asked, as a Brisbane-basically based sportsman for the time being, whether he might perhaps presumably be supporting Queensland in Remark of Foundation.
To claim the question sparked a reaction from ‘Ducks’ will be a proper understatement.
“No, mate! Are you able to gaze the colour of my shirt?!” he demanded of his ‘digital’ interrogator, while grabbing a handful of his gentle blue jersey.
“I’m a Original South Welshman. I know I are residing in Brisbane now, but I’ll never dawdle for Queensland!”
This proud Sydneysider had been happily talking up one in every of his easiest huge slam wins and became having a uncover forward to his 2d round against Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Thursday, reflecting on his possibilities of reaching the third round of a slam at the 24th time of asking.
“I positively dawdle in with an excellent probability. I’m in with a shot,” said Duckworth, before a rugby league question situation him off on an unstoppable payment.
“Obviously it’d be tougher playing two fits in Queensland now but I deem Original South Wales will score, either 2-nil or 2-1.
“A couple of Panthers within the crew, they’re having a uncover formidable.
“I’ve factual been reading Kalyn (Ponga) became ruled out for Queensland, that is a huge loss. Optimistically, Munster’s out as successfully. It’d be good if Harry Grant became also out.
“I’m backing us – Tommy Turbo (Trbojevic) is in wonderful form, factual give him the ball, he’ll stop something.
“Latrell (Mitchell) also, he is in worthy form this season. Jarome Luai is working the ball worthy, Nathan Cleary is assured, I deem we’re having a uncover magnificent.”
“I dawdle to be staring at it on my laptop. I take the rugby league pass every 300 and sixty five days for when I’m away on tour.
“I watch the total video games when I’m away.
“Gorgeous score by Newcastle on Sunday against Manly!
“My dad’s a Manly supporter so I became giving him some solutions as a lifelong Newcastle supporter myself.”
At which point, the convention moderator had, moderately understandably, heard sufficient.
“Attain you to find any questions on cricket for James now?” she asked in splendidly deadpan sort.