Jared Waerea-Hargreaves’ high shot on Manly prop George Rose wasn’t intentional, according to Roosters coach Trent Robinson.
Waerea-Hargreaves received his marching orders late in the second half of the Roosters’ 16-4 triumph over the Sea Eagles at Brookvale on Monday.
Coach Robinson called for consistency from referees in policing high tackles.
“I don’t know if that’s the worst thing I have seen this year,” Robinson told a post-match press conference.
“If that’s the way they’re going to go, that’s fine, but they need to be consistent about it.
“I didn’t think it was intentional, but it was high.”
Far from letting the Sea Eagles back into the match, Waerea-Hargreaves’ red card had the opposite affect of galvanising the Roosters, said Robinson.
“It doesn’t happen a lot here but over in the Super League it happens a lot more,” he said.
“You see teams often win with twelve players on the park just because they do their job but then they do that extra percent for the guy that’s left.”