‘I’m turning’: Why Gallen won’t criticise NRL’s high shot crackdown
Rugby league great Paul Gallen says he doesn’t want to be a “dinosaur” and criticise the NRL’s crackdown and hard stance on high shots amid a controversial round for match officials.
This comes in the wake of referees once again finding themselves at the centre of attention due to a number of contentious decisions during Round 23.
NRL’s Head of Football Competitions, Graham Annesley, acknowledged on Monday that the referees made several mistakes during the round, one of which involved the Raiders being awarded a try despite a clear forward pass in their win over the Tigers.
Despite the errors, Gallen remains supportive of the NRL’s approach toward high tackles.
This debate over high tackles and action required gained further attention when Titans forward Moeaki Fotuaika was sent off for a high shot.
“I don’t want to be a dinosaur and say it’s not tough enough… I agree we might have to start lowering our target levels,” Gallen said on 2GB.
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