sport news Leading NRL commentator slams decision to nominate Payne Haas for Golden Boot ... trends now
Veteran NRL commentator Andrew Voss has labelled nominations for the Golden Boot award a 'farce' after it emerged Kangaroos prop Payne Haas was shortlisted for the accolade.
Speaking on SEN Radio, Voss was stunned to hear Haas was in the running given his two performances for the Kangaroos this year didn't reach his usual high standard in the engine room.
'Payne Haas only played two Tests,' Voss said on Tuesday. 'How does he get a nomination? This is a farce.
'He sat out the second game [of the Pacific Championship] and played in the final where his team lost 30-0 [to New Zealand.]
'In the final, Haas ran for the least