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VIDEO: Former Union prodigy tells depressing story about why he chose NRL instead

VIDEO: Former Union prodigy tells depressing story about why he chose NRL instead
Angus Crichton

If you don’t know, Angus Crichton is a rising star of the NRL.

The 6’2, 102kg Rabbitohs secondrow has made a name for himself since his first grade debut in the 2016, having signed his first full-time contract at the end of 2014.

Yet the 21-year-old could have been doing the same in Rugby Union.

That is, if it wasn’t for the bizarre attitude he paints of how rugby union in Australia nutures its young talent. Although Crichton was nominally attached to the Waratahs and having come through their system, he was told at the age of 18 that he wouldn’t be playing first grade until the age of 23.

The Locker Room caught up with young man, and he tells a depressing story of the attitude of union officials.

Crichton – I never would have spoken to Rabbits coach

"If Rugby didn't say that I probably never would have spoken to Michael Mcguire (Rabbitoh's Coach)"Rabbitoh's breakout star Angus Crichton reveals bizarre requirements of Rugby Union's Waratahs.

Posted by The Locker Room on Monday, 21 August 2017

The NRL – in the form of the Rabbitohs’ headcoach Michael Mcguire didn’t have any qualms about the former Australia schoolboy centre’s age and simply said they’d play him when he was ready.

And from the looks of things, he’s more than ready.

As you can see, he was an outstanding schoolboy centre back in the day.

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VIDEO: Former Union prodigy tells depressing story about why he chose NRL instead