Sport Cronk comes to booed Friend's defence

23:11  16 april  2018
23:11  16 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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Cronk -ny-Braaid (Sudric for The Hill in the Valley), more commonly known as simply Cronk , is a fortified town located roughly halfway along the North Western Main Line. The town and castle were built on a curiously shaped rocky eminence which commanded the entrance to the valley

ooper Cronk has voiced his support for Sydney Roosters co-captain Jake Friend after he was booed by fans last week during the loss to South Sydney.© AAP Image/Daniel Munoz ooper Cronk has voiced his support for Sydney Roosters co-captain Jake Friend after he was booed by fans last week during the loss to South Sydney. Cooper Cronk has launched an impassioned plea of support for Sydney Roosters skipper Jake Friend after he was jeered by his team's fans last week.

Friend was booed by Roosters fans during last week's loss to South Sydney, while Tri-colours supporters also chanted bench hooker Victor Radley's name late in the game.

It comes after coach Trent Robinson also defended Friend earlier in the year, after what he claimed had been unfair criticism of the workhorse dummy-half.

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Cronk became the latest player to leap to the defence of the former Queensland 19th man on Monday night.

"The one thing I will say about Jake Friend and (co-captain) Boyd Cordner - those guys have the absolute respect of the playing group," Cronk told The Big League Wrap on Fox League.

"Jake Friend puts his head in places I wouldn't put my feet. His determination to be as good as he possibly can be for his teammates is beyond what I thought it was before arriving.

"He is a phenomenal leader of our football team, and he is phenomenal when doing his strengths for 80 minutes."

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Cronk -ny-Braaid, or the Hill in the Valley, more famously known as Cronk , is named so as the town was built on a curious rocky outcrop in the centre of the valley leading to the heart of Sodor. This incredibly defensive structure led to its development into a fortified town.

But Cronk said he didn’t think his team would consider the ploy against their former teammate in Saturday’ s twilight clash and backed their defence to hold up. If the NRL build it, will they come ?

The Roosters were well below their best in the loss to Souths, but still sit sixth despite their inconsistent start to the the season at three and three.

Friend endured a difficult night, capped off by a poor option out of dummy-half where he took a kick down the blindside that resulted in a seven-tackle set for the Rabbitohs.

However, he is considered an ideal hooker for Cronk and Keary given his reliable and straightforward service out of dummy-half.

"While he might not have the creativity or flair of other dummy-halves in the game, he does his strengths really well," Cronk said.

"What he should do is focus on the two or three things he brings to a football team and just ram it home.

"He doesn't need to be doing trick plays out the back, we've got enough talent for that."

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