@TIGER I was happy with the sinbin, but it was pretty ugly.
If the NRL are serious about brain injuries from contact to the head, which it seems they are with players going off for HIAs unnecessarily sometimes it seems then imo he walks.
It was deliberate, late, high, forceful and imo worse than if they were on their feet because the impact was doubled by his head hitting the ground as well.
In saying that, let’s imagine if they we’re both on their feet and he hit him the way he did, I think he would have been sent.
No objections at all. Doesn’t matter if it hurt Oates or not, it was a coward act.
Absolutely it was a coward act. Would love to see some of these supposed tough guys playing back when an act like that would mean a square up was coming.
I don’t know what Roberts was trying to do but he had no leverage to cause any damage. Still stupid and a dog shot
Yeah that’s probably what saved him from being sent off, although it doesn’t take much force from an elbow strike to the temple to do damage.
Roberts backed up his elbow on Oates with one on Ofahengaue, he obviously never learns.