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New Cronulla recruit Dale Finucane was once again in Melbourne on Friday evening, the place he took time to defend his previous element the Melbourne Storm, and ex-teammate Brandon Smith.
Earlier than being presented to Sharks fans yesterday, Finucane resolved his relationship with Smith and highly rejected there being any kind of hazardous drinking culture at the Storm.
The star locks response follows Smith made explosive remarks on a podcast that drinking is “a massive part of the culture” at the Storm whereas claiming that Finucane consumed a bottle of vodka in simply 32 minutes earlier than throwing up right into a shoe.
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Dale Finucane (Getty)” You hear tales of individuals having a beer, however there was no malice in what Brandon was saying– he was recounting some celebrations that had taken place,” Finucane mentioned.
” Given what had accompanied the [white powder] scandal over the low season, it added gasoline to all of it.
” There isnt any ingesting tradition down there at Melbourne. Like anyplace and any task, it is all about having fun with a beer on the correct place and on the correct time.
” There are protocols and guidelines in Melbourne the place you are not allowed a beer inside a sure time-frame earlier than a sport. It is also designed for restoration functions.
” I require to be sturdy on the actual fact there is not a consuming tradition on the Melbourne Storm.
Brandon Smith (Getty) Regardless of the legend that has actually unfolded following the controversial podcast, Finucane pointed out there was no unhealthy blood in between him and Smith.
” I did not speak with Brandon and, to be genuine, I did not know worrying the story till my father-in-law advised me.
” I feel, given what had actually happened round him signing with the Roosters, there have actually been a great deal of posts being composed, and I utilized to be part of it.
” He did not textual content me and I did not hear from him. Nevertheless there arent any points. I saw him last night, nevertheless we did not even manage it.”
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” He did not textual content me and I did not hear from him. There arent any points. I saw him last evening, however we did not even handle it.”