Former Dragon sparks firestorm after missing reunion due to feud with CEO and old teammate

Former St George Illawarra centre Matt Cooper has sent the rumour mill into overdrive after cryptically conveying on social media about his absence at a latest reunion for the 2010 premiership-winning aspect.

Copper, who performed 243 game titles for the Dragons, apologised by way of Twitter for lacking the party, but managed to increase even extra inquiries encompassing challenges with previous users of the club.

“I want to apologise to my 2010 premiership workforce for not attending the 10-12 12 months reunion,” he tweeted.

“The rationale why I did not go to was I did not want to make a scene and ruin a specific celebration … recognizing previous CEO and a participant who did not even engage in in the video game ended up heading to be there.”

As for every Fox Sports, Cooper despatched a follow-up tweet admitting it was the ‘only way to permit the players know why I wasn’t there.’

“With the why, it has to do with what took place to me when I retired, I’m not ready to share that ideal now, but the real truth will appear out up coming calendar year.”

Just after additional prodding from his followers, Cooper exposed that former CEO Peter Doust is involved.

But who the former participant Copper was referring to is however unidentified.

Mark Gasnier, Brett Morris, Beau Scott, Michael Weyman Trent Merrin Ben Creagh, Jason Nightingale, Ben Hornby and Jamie Soward all attended. Even former coach Wayne Bennett flew from Queensland from his 1st pre-season with the Dolphins for the festivities.

The Everyday Telegraph spoke to a player who attended the function who claimed they had been “a little bit shocked but extra saddened” by Cooper’s absence.

“It was found that ‘Coops’ was not there,” mentioned the player. “He of course has his difficulties with Doust. I’m not confident which participant he was referring to in his tweet. There have been a few players there that performed with us that year but did not play in the grand remaining.”

This is not the initially social media spray Copper has specified his former club. When only 3 players attended the 2022 awards night, he was brief to comment. “The club has no loyalty and honour any more. That all stopped when Wayne Bennett still left.”

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