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Game of Codes, Episode 7: Korbin Sims, AFL fan violence and Nick Kyrgios

6th May, 2019

Today is Tuesday, which means Game of Codes is back with a brand-new episode to tackle the biggest talking points from the weekend.

With Roar Editor Daniel Jeffrey on the sidelines, I joined Matt Petherick in the studio to discuss what’s happening in Australian sport.

First on the agenda is the NRL and we’re joined by Korbin Sims of the St George Illawarra Dragons, who’ll chat his side’s result on the weekend and tell us who he’s been most impressed by as he spends time on the sidelines with a broken arm.

Roar rugby league Expert Joe Frost then comes on the line to discuss just how far ahead the Sydney Roosters are from the rest of the pack. Are they the clear frontrunners for the minor premiership, or is it a tight race for anyone the top four?

We’re then joined by Assistant Editor and tennis tragic Scott Pryde who’ll be talking Nick Kyrgios’ first-round exit from the Madrid Open or, more specifically, his response to a tweet criticising him for playing doubles and taking a place away from “a solid doubles team who actually want to play doubles and win”. Does Kyrgios have a point? It’s fair to say we didn’t entirely agree on this one.

Last but not least we talk AFL with Roar Expert Marnie Cohen, who tells us whether there needs to be harsher penalties for fan violence following an ugly incident at the match between Melbourne and Hawthorn on Saturday.

We’ll also discuss Sydney’s poor start to the season and what that means for coach John Longmire, who’s been given the club’s full support ahead of expected talks to extend his contract beyond 2020.

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