Mailbox: Stop water carriers coaching players on the pitch

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Dear James,

For me the field is getting more and more clutter with water carriers/trainers constantly on pitch.

Look at the game between Leeds v Wigan, the amount of time in shot where one or two were on the pitch NOT to help injured players but to coach. The Australian game doesn’t really have that much until it’s over here. Out of 80 mins would say 90% said water/COACHING staff on pitch.

Shot clock needs halving as players still slowing game and would recommend refs don’t remind players how long they have got as clock watching players push the limits again.

Start by instructing players again NOT to show disrespectful attitude by waving arms and going towards refs in an aggressive manner.

Please don’t want two Referees anytime soon as I said earlier.

Could you ask why are players allowed chewy/gum as sure it’s against rules as kids will copy them.

Love my RL at Saints and think the game could do with less overseas players as proven by most teams local talent coming through and being fed by lower leagues is bearing fruit.

Tony Price

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