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Despite still being out of action, he missed being part of Queensland 's State of Origin victorious campaign although he worked closely with new Maroons coach Kevin Walters as a consultant [96] during the State of Origin series period, assisting him in coaching and working with the backs, as well as working closely with the team. At the end of the season, Slater was awarded and received the Peter Jackson Medal for his outstanding contribution in assisting Kevin Walters with the coaching during the State of Origin series for Queensland.

In Round 9, Slater finally broke his long try-scoring drought by scoring 2 tries in a strong man-of-the-match performance in the Storm's win over the Dragons. Playing his first game in his home state of Queensland in over days [] and since round 4 of the season which was against the Cowboys at SMILES Stadium in Townsville in the NRL Indigenous Round and the Round 10 double-header at Suncorp Stadium ; Slater continued his consistent form by producing an outstanding performance scoring a try, setting-up 2 tries, making 8 tackles, 16 runs metres , 2 line-breaks and a line-break assist; despite the Storm narrowly losing to the Titans.

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With Greg Inglis already sidelined and ruled out of the season with a season-ending knee injury, Slater was expected to return to the Queensland Squad for the State of Origin Series. Despite this, coach Kevin Walters opted to stick with Darius Boyd at Fullback, keep Justin O'Neill at right centre, Corey Oates at left wing, Dane Gagai at right wing and bring in Will Chambers to play left centre; [] which resulted him being controversially left out of the Game 1 Squad. In Game 2 of the Origin Series, Slater produced an outstanding performance setting-up 2 tries the first try of the game to debutant left winger Valentine Holmes , when he combined with Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd ; and the game-winning try to right winger Dane Gagai , when he combined with Michael Morgan leading-up to Johnathan Thurston kicking that winning conversion goal helping QLD to level the series margin to 1-all in the win over NSW at ANZ Stadium.

Playing his first NRL final series appearance since despite missing the and play-offs due to shoulder injuries and during the first week of the NRL play-offs final series; Slater played a key part in his side's win over the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park , scoring a try his th NRL career try in the 2nd half of the game which resulted him drawing level to former Manly Sea Eagles player Steve Menzies as the game's all-time second-equal highest top try-scorer.

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With the Storm fresh off their break after Week 2 of the NRL Final Series and after their victory over the Parramatta Eels in the first week of the Final Series , Slater featured in the club's Grand Final qualifier match against the Brisbane Broncos scoring 2 tries both in the second half - the 59th minute and in the 71st minute in the win, allowing the Storm progressing through to the Grand Final and resulted him to move past Steve Menzies as the game's stand-alone second highest top try-scorer behind another former Manly Sea Eagles player Ken Irvine , who had scored tries.

Following the game, he received the Clive Churchill Medal as the best player on the field. Playing at Fullback in his first international test match for Australia since , Slater scored a try and produced an outstanding man-of-the-match performance in the win over England at Melbourne's AAMI Park. Slater then returned to the starting line-up at Fullback for the quarter-final game, scoring a try in Australia's win against Samoa in Darwin.

Slater started the season, sitting out of the Round 1 game to the Bulldogs in Perth due to injury. Slater earned criticism during a home Round 6 game against the Newcastle Knights where he was accused of diving which led second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon to be sin-binned. While Slater had the right to go for a quick-tap because he was outside the metre, many disapproved when Fitzgibbon stuck out his hand out on shoulder lightly to make Slater hit the deck.

Both fans and social media users were questioning the physics of Slater falling, thus drawing accusations of diving. Slater announced his intentions to retire from representative football after the State of Origin series and is yet to make a decision on playing only at the club level in Slater was set to play in the opening game of the Origin series at the MCG ; however, he withdrew from the Game 1 squad due to a hamstring injury, in what would have been his last Origin match in Melbourne. He returned from injury in game 2 to play his 30th Origin game, producing an outstanding performance despite Queensland losing game 2 and the series in New South Wales' home game victory at ANZ Stadium.

Following an injury to Queensland team-mate and captain Greg Inglis , Slater was named captain for game 3 in his final Origin game. Producing yet another outstanding performance, Slater led Queensland to an victory at Suncorp Stadium , thus avoiding a potential series whitewash by New South Wales. For his efforts, Slater received the Wally Lewis Medal for Player of the Series, despite having only participated in two of the three Origin games and Queensland's overall series loss.

On the 8th of August, Slater announced that he would be retiring from the NRL at the end of the season. They were married in Cairns in November [] and have two children, a daughter, Tyla Rose and a son, Jake. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the English footballer, see Billy Slater footballer. Dally M Top Try Scorer 19 Melbourne Storm Team of the Decade Fullback Dally M Fullback of the Year Clive Churchill Medal Melbourne Storm Player of the Year Award Wally Lewis Medal State of Origin Dally M Medal Player of the Year: Nickname as a kid- part 2".

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He does, however, pay Jim fourpence a month to keep watch for " a seafaring man with one leg ". Though he seems sometimes on the verge of deciding this was a waste of money, he invariably relents. Most of the daytime is spent walking the cliffs and looking out to sea. A habitual drunkard, the Captain terrorizes the customers of the Benbow with his swearing, singing and general bullying. Yet he begins to attract customers by his very notoriety, and earns some admiration from locals who consider him a "real old salt".

The winter after his arrival, the Captain is visited by Black Dog , a villainous-looking man with two fingers missing from his hand. There is a noisy argument between the two, which turns into a lively sword fight and the Captain drives off a wounded Black Dog. As soon as the unwelcome visitor is gone, the Captain suffers a stroke. He is tended to by Dr.

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Livesey , who discovers the real name of the Captain to be Billy Bones when his arm is bared as a prelude to a surgical bloodletting and the name is found tattooed there. The doctor saves Bones' life and tells him to lay off the alcohol, but Bones does not heed Livesey's warning. He is plainly weakened by his stroke and the shock of Black Dog's visit, and at one point Hawkins even hears him sing a country love song, a gentle relic of his innocent days as a youth.

He admits to Jim Hawkins that he sailed with Captain Flint , the notorious pirate, and was first mate on his ship. This explains much of the mysterious circumstances and solitary behavior of the early part of the story. A few days later, a blind pirate known only as Pew reaches the inn, and Bones is plainly terrified. Pew slips a black spot into Bones's hand and departs. Immediately, Bones suffers a second stroke and dies. The pirates come nonetheless and ransack the inn.