A Catholic archbishop has said he is prepared to be jailed for failing to report child sex abuse if it is revealed to him during confession.
Slater broke down in tears immediately following the game, reliving the struggle it took for him to come back from a career-threatening knee injury.'I didnt know mate, I didn't know if my body was going to let me back here,' he said through tears to Brad Fittler.
The champion fullback was the recipient of the Clive Churchill medal for the best player on the field, the second of his career.
He laid a trademark shortball off to a rampaging Dale Finucane to crash over from close range, before breaking the line himself.
A Cowboys error deep in their half allowed an opportunistic Addo-Carr to offload to 19-year-old Curtis Scott to put the game further out of reach.
"We understand the significance of religious confession - in particular, the inviolability of the confessional seal to people of some faiths, particularly the Catholic faith", said the report.
"However, we heard evidence of a number of instances where disclosures of child sexual abuse were made in religious confession, by both victims and perpetrators."It is a fundamental part of the freedom of religion, and it is recognised in the law of Australia and many other countries. "Outside of this all offences against children must be reported to the authorities, and we are absolutely committed to doing so." Asked on Tuesday if he would rather go to prison than breach the seal of confession, he told ABC Radio Melbourne: "I've said that I would."I believe that this is an absolutely sacrosanct communication of a higher order." He added: "I would go to extreme lengths outside of the confessional to make sure that the law was observed.The game was threatening to become out of reach for the fairytale Cowboys, but a barnstorming barge from Kyle Feldt right on half time breathed life back into the North Queenslanders and they responded just after the break with the fleet of foot Te Maire Martin crossing under the posts.Predictably, the Storm would wrangle back control of the game, as the Melbourne, Queensland and Australian captain, Cameron Smith, took over.Smith, Cronk and Slater then produced one final moment of untouchable football and pure genius, combining in a sickeningly good inside play leading to Addo-Carr's second.