Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
Richard Taylor & Phil Matera Stoush!
Just saw the pictures on ST!! ... Phil Matera landed a huge one on Richard Taylor at WCE training - Taylor continued training for a little while but came off to be patched up.
Coach Johnny Worsfold thought it was hilarious! "I said to Phil you're lucky there's no trial by video at training!"
"They picked on the wrong man - and the wrong country. It was like pouring petrol onto a fire as far as I was concerned.
There's an old saying that the dog that barks loudest never bites. They did a lot of barking but we bit them pretty hard. Uruguay's attitude just showed how scared they were of us - it was their last resort."
- Vincenzo Grella, Parma & Australia.