Inglis shoulder charge sparks row
South Sydney‘s Greg Inglis, whose shoulder charge saw St George player Dean Young stretchered from the field, has sparked a war of words between the two clubs.
Inglis is facing a possible five match ban for the challenge, which happened in the first half of the Rabbitohs’ 36-14 victory over the Dragons on Saturday.
He was handed a grade four dangerous contact charge by the NRL match review committee but in a statement released today, Souths criticised Dragons coach Steve Price for “inflammatory remarks” about the incident in a post-match interview.
“It is against the NRL Rules to comment on any matter that is subject to review by the Match Review Committee or the Judiciary, and Steve Price’s comments have incited a media frenzy around this incident,” said coach Michael Maguire
“His comments have exacerbated this situation, and if this isn’t a clear case of trying to prejudice a case against a player then I don’t know what is.”
Maguire called on the NRL commission to take action but in a response Dragons chief Peter Doust rubbished the claims as “laughable”.
“We believe the Rabbitohs’ comments are very outrageous, emotional and transparent,“We believe the Rabbitohs’ comments are very outrageous, emotional and transparent,” said Doust.
“It is laughable that they would look to blame Steve Price.
“Steve was measured in what he said in the post-match press conference.
“The incident concerning the Rabbitohs’ player was clear for everyone to see and as he said at the time, it is now in the hands of the judiciary.”