Morgan to defend Thaler rant

James Gordon

Justin Morgan will “vigorously” defend his comments about Ben Thaler at his RFL disciplinary hearing tonight.

The Hull KR Head Coach has been handed a misconduct charge over his verbal attack on referee Thaler following Hull KR‘s home loss to Huddersfield on Easter Monday.

He said: “I’ll vigorously defend my comments I feel there is justification behind them.”

After the match, Morgan had said: “I’m going to teach my players to throw forward passes, stand offside all day and tackle round the head. He’s not up to this level.

“He needs to spend time in another grade, just as my players would have to do.

“I don’t want him to referee any of our games. He’s the common denominator every time there’s a poor game of rugby league.”