The NRL has issued a ,000 25,000 breach notice to Manley following Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler and Josh Alloy’s comments about taking responsibility for their loss to Paramatman.
When star Il Mitch Moses slotted through a game-winning conversion from the sidelines after his team’s painful last breath defeat, highlighting several incidents of Hasla that he felt contributed to the loss, what he claimed was a suspicious call from referee Ben Cummins. He pointed his finger at her.
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Hasler questioned the 9-2 penalty count against his team, declaring that Iles was “back in the game”.
The NRL also took into account the comments made by Alloy in a training session after the match.
Des Hasler hit out on penalty counts after Manley lost
“We worked very hard, for the most part, the referee did us no favors, especially at the back end of the game,” he said. “I think he did a bad job and we didn’t win. So I’m very unhappy with him, to tell you the truth.”
NRL CEO Andrew Abdo has five working days to respond to the notice, clarifying the league’s position.
“The comments of one of the coaches standing in the country were disappointing,” he said. “Especially disappointing was the constant criticism of match officials throughout the week.
“We look to the people in the game’s leadership position to set an example. We understand that emotions are high, but this is not just an excuse to question the integrity and efficiency of our officials.”
“Public criticism of this nature makes it difficult to recruit and retain match officials at all levels of the game.
“Looking at a player, not just a coach, criticizing this amount of officials is not the professionalism we expect in a rugby league.”
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