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Anasta sticks with rugby league

By Daniel Pace 02/06/2005 09:16:59 PM Comments (0)

A piece of advice from Wallabies coach Eddie Jones convinced Bulldogs star Braith Anasta to stick with rugby league.

Anasta, 23, turned his back on a two-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union following months of speculation about his future.

The speculation will now focus on whether Anasta will re-sign with the Bulldogs for a reported $300,000 a season or move to another NRL club at the end of this year.

Jones told Anasta that if he wasn't 100 per cent committed to playing rugby for the NSW Waratahs next year, then don't bother making the switch.

"You can't commit to something unless you've made the right decision," Jones told AAP.

"He would've always been thinking `what could I have done in league' and we don't want blokes like that.

"He'd be learning a new sport. It'd be like going from cricket to baseball or basketball to Aussie Rules.

"I think he's made the right decision for himself. If he was committed we would've been delighted to take him."

Anasta - who said he'd felt sick over the past month weighing up his future - revealed it was Jones' words of wisdom that helped him reach a decision.

"He said `Braith if you haven't accomplished everything you have in league and you're not going to feel 100 per cent satisfied in making the switch then I think you shouldn't come'.

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