& # 39; It was awful & # 39 ;: Footy stars calling for the NRL judiciary to be CRAPED – claiming the & # 39; inconsistent & # 39; system & # 39; shameful & # 39; is for the game
- NRL veteran James Graham has called on the competition to drop their judiciary
- Graham claims that the system is inconsistent and frustrating for players and fans
- Former premier player Michael Ennis reiterated Graham & # 39; s call for change
NRL veteran James Graham has called on the competition to host the & # 39; inconsistent & # 39; the judiciary completely, as a drama-filled season continued on Tuesday evening.
In a busy five-hour meeting that included three cases, Rooster star Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was the only man to play in the final despite a hit on Liam Knight in South Sydney last week.
Parramatta prop Kane Evans was not so successful and failed to overthrow his high tackle in a hearing that ended just before 11:30 PM.
NRL veteran James Graham (photo) has called for the NRL to be the & # 39; inconsistent & # 39; the judiciary completely, as a drama-filled season continued on Tuesday evening
It comes after a controversial year with the judiciary and the match assessment committee, which premier player Michael Ennis Tuesday & # 39; the worst ever & # 39; called.
And Graham said the best way to remove the whole system of player hearings in his eyes was.
& # 39; As a player and as a fan you want consistency & # 39 ;, Graham told NRL 360.
& # 39; There is a call for an overhaul, but do we even need a judiciary or let's just tell them that it is cheating, you are banned for one game, you are banned for two games and you are not entitled to defend yourself. & # 39;
& # 39; It would certainly take away this ongoing cycle of will-or-not-get-them-banished.
& # 39; It just looks a bit embarrassing when players charge and eventually get out. & # 39;
Ennis doubled Graham's criticism and wondered how Waerea-Hargreaves had been allowed to play.
& # 39; The system must be completely suppressed. It was awful. It was the worst year, & Ennis said.
& # 39; For a first degree (load) you hardly have to touch the guy in the head, Jared (Waerea-Hargreaves) hit him cold and got out.
Graham said the best way, in his eyes, was to remove the entire system of player hearings
& # 39; (South Captain) Sam Burgess coldly skips Matt Moylan (earlier in the year) and gets a fine … then Sam pulls her and misses a semi-final. & # 39;
The suspension of Burgess, however, is a consequence of prior charges, which means that he is unable to accept a penalty to the contrary.
Meanwhile, the availability of Waerea-Hargeraves for the roosters against South Sydney on Friday is crucial, given the physicality of last week's clash between the teams.
He was confronted with a one-week ban after he was accused of a grade 1 attack for the blow to Knight that brought the South to the forefront and had to be taken out of the field in a medicab.
But his counsel James McLeod successfully claimed that the incident was a & # 39; rugby league accident & # 39; used to be.
The Judicial Panel accepted his evidence that he was trying to & # 39; catch gear & # 39; and that Knight fell in his biceps.
Canberra forward Hudson Young was the main thing of the night, banned for eight games for making dangerous contact with the eyes of Warriors center Adam Pompey.
In a busy five-hour meeting that included three cases, cockerel Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (photo) was the only man to be played in the final despite a hit on Liam Knight in South Sydney last week
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