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Manly issued $25k fine for ref attacks


Manly has been issued a $25,000 breach discover for a sustained public assault by coach Des Hasler and gamers on match officers.

The Sea Eagles had been issued the discover on Friday morning with NRL CEO Andrew Abdo and ARLC chair Peter V’landys each voicing their disappointment in feedback round referee Ben Cummins’ efficiency in final week’s 22-20 loss to Parramatta.

Hasler claimed the Eels had been “legged up” by Cummins of their comeback win, doubling down in a number of interviews over the weekend before prop Josh Aloiai echoed the sentiments that Cummins “did a nasty job”.

“The feedback by a coach of Des’s standing had been disappointing,” Abdo stated.

“Significantly disappointing was the sustained criticism of match officers over the course of the week.

“To see not solely a coach, however a participant, criticise officers to this extent isn’t the extent of professionalism we count on in rugby league.”

Manly may have 5 enterprise days to reply to the discover, rubbing salt into the injuries of a 28-8 loss to Melbourne on Thursday that leaves them outdoors the highest eight.

Hasler has been fined for feedback round officiating on a number of events over the course of his prolonged teaching profession, as soon as famously labelling referees Voldemorts, an evil character from Harry Potter, so he would keep away from any sanction for referring on to whistleblowers.

The veteran coach claimed this week that he didn’t “bear in mind what I stated,” within the aftermath of the Eels loss, “however I wouldn’t have stated something controversial that’s for certain.”

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