Photo: NRL Photos.Andrew Fifita won’t forget the sledging he copped from Queensland players Fifita, whose Game Two was noticeably quieter than his Game One pyrotechnics, also said he has no issue with the Maroons putting extra effort into keeping him quiet.Their tactic of swamping him opened up chances for his fellow forwards and earned the Blues a couple of penalties – the only problem was how his team failed to manage the game in the second half, he said.”Yeah I did feel it (them putting extra attention on me) to be honest,” Fifita said after the game.”They did their research. But in saying that they gave away a penalty on me on their line, after that set we ended up going up and scoring.”There were passages early in the game where extra Maroons forwards followed him which opened up extra chances for the likes of Aaron Woods and Josh Jackson to start the game strongly, according to Fifita.”It’s not a one-man team here, not a two-man team. There’s 16 other blokes beside myself here. I thought our bench did a good job, we started the game well. We just let it slip,” he added.Fifita came in for extra attention from Maroons lock Josh McGuire, who dived at Fifita’s legs in a tackle late in the contest and gave the Sharks big man a few verbals on fulltime as well.”I laughed at it,” Fifita smiled of the special treatment.”I knew they were going to come at me. In any team, if you’re one of the main players they are going to try and take you out of the game. In saying that, he can dive at the leg all he wants. They’re only little but they aren’t breaking anything.”The extra spite would only give the Blues more motivation to go up to Suncorp and claim the series on Queensland’s territory, according to Fifita.”There would be nothing better than us going up there and taking out the series on Queensland soil… I’m a bit bitter about it. They can carry on all they want at the end of the game there. It’s one of those things, we will memory-bank it and go into Game Three ready,” he said.”It was a big wake up call for us. Hopefully we go up there for Game Three and prepare well and get the job done in their backyard.”
American Olympic swimmer James Feigen issued a formal apology on Wednesday for causing “serious distractions” at the Rio Olympics with his made-up story about robbery.American swimmer Ryan Lochte on August 14 alleged he and three other fellow Olympians Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen, had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro by people claiming to be police officers, reports Sputnik. (Also read: US swimmer Ryan Lochte loses all his major sponsors after Rio incident)Last week, Brazilian Chief of Civil Police Fernando Veloso said that the US Olympic swimmers’ claims about being robbed in Rio had proven to be false.”First and foremost, I would like to apologise for the serious distractions from the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, and Team USA. It was never my intent to draw attention away from the tradition of athletic competition and the symbolic cooperation of countries participating in the Olympic games,” Feigen said in a statement released through his attorneys.He also apologised for the delay in his statement on the issue. (Also read: US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for behaviour in Rio)Feigen has become the third US sportsman involved in the Rio gas station alleged robbery scandal to provide details to speak publicly on the issue. Lochte apologised on August 19 for his behaviour followed by Bentz.
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