Rugby league legend Phil 'Gus' Gould has revealed his own conspiracy theory behind why Billy Slater could miss his last game.
The retiring Melbourne Storm star may have already played his last game unless he can beat a charge over a try-stopping play in his team's win over the Sharks.
The fullback denied Cronulla Sharks winger Sosaia Feki a try in the corner in the 13th minute of play with a brutal shoulder charge.
Footy legend Gus Gould has revealed a conspiracy theory behind why Billy Slater could miss his last game
Slater, 35, was immediately penalised for the shot which saw him rush in from the blindside and knock Feki over the sideline (pictured)
Slater, 35, was immediately penalised for the shot which saw him rush in from the blindside and knock Feki over the sideline.
Slater was officially charged for a grade one shoulder charge on Saturday and will miss the Melbourne Storm's grand final match against the Sydney Roosters unless he successfully fights the charge at an NRL judiciary hearing on Tuesday night.
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On Monday night, Gould and Sharks captain Paul Gallen locked heads over the tackle.
'No game rubs its champions out more than the NRL. It makes me sick,' Gould said.
'We think it's about everything but the players. The players are the ones who will bring people through the gate and we've got to let them play.
'When the rule was introduced we asked: What about the fullback coming across, cover defence, into the corner, last ditch effort and bundling him into touch?'
'I've seen that half a dozen times and no one has been charged, not even penalised, in fact I've probably seen it two dozen times over the past couple of years where a fullback or centre has taken out a winger close to the try-line and nothing has