‘That’s it?’: Angry Demetrious’ 27-second trainwreck press conference as Souths sharpen axe


Souths coach Jason Demetriou fronted the media this morning ahead of Souths’ clash with Cronulla, which will prove pivotal in his attempt to keep his job following the club’s horror start to 2024.

Yet with his job on the line, the coach wasn’t interested in discussion, ending his presser after just 27 seconds and four questions, all taken from Souths’ in-house media.

“We’ve had a great week at training, the energy through the week has been outstanding,” he began, before being asked another soft-baller about the club’s three youngsters, whom he brought into the squad.

“There are new blokes coming in, Jye Gray, Tyrone Munro, Davvy Moale is back. I’m excited by the energy they have brought.”

On himself, he added: “I’m really looking forward to the performance – I can’t wait, the energy is through the roof” and on his future, Demetriou said” “I believe I’m coaching for a great performance this week, and that’s what we’ll get.”

And that was that. 67 words, 27 seconds, four questions. It was bizarre, rivalling Darius Boyd for the shortest NRL press conference ever.

Such was the exasperation that one journalist could be heard asking “That’s it?” as Demetriou exited stage left.

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