September 9, 2019 4:05pm
Source: FOX SPORTS
Ronaldo Mulitalo has been suspended for a shoulder charge on Luke Brooks.
Ronaldo Mulitalo has been suspended for a shoulder charge on Luke Brooks.Source: FOX SPORTS
Sharks winger Ronaldo Mulitalo has copped criticism from Wests Tigers forward Josh Aloiai for having ‘0% class’ in their do-or-die clash at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.
The 19-year-old has accepted a one-game ban for a shoulder charge on Tigers halfback Luke Brooks, and Aloiai has taken to social media to slam the rising young star.
Following the game, Aloiai posted ‘0% class by @ronaldo_mulitalo’ on his Instagram story, and the Sharks teen has responded on his own page.
Wests Tigers forward Josh Aloiai has taken a dig at Sharks teen Ronaldo Mulitalo.
Wests Tigers forward Josh Aloiai has taken a dig at Sharks teen Ronaldo Mulitalo.Source: FOX SPORTS
“At the end of the day it’s a game broski, I play with my heart on my sleeve week in and week out and do anything for a win,” he wrote over a screenshot of Aloiai’s post.
Mulitalo was hit with a grade one charge for the tackle in the 17th minute which carries a base penalty of two weeks’ suspension. He will miss just one week after taking the early guilty plea.
The hit did not draw a penalty on the field.
Mulitalo also drew criticism from Wests Tigers fans on Twitter for celebrating enthusiastically after the blockbuster 25-8 win, which secured the Sharks a place in the finals.
However, it was one of the best games of his eight-game NRL career, and surely the highlight of it so far.
He was further abused on Instagram by racist trolls, and called them out in his own story.
“I see we got a long way to go in the game,” he wrote over a screenshot of the disgusting message.
The Sharks will play the Sea Eagles on Saturday.
Will be suspended for first round of finals…
Hope Sharks lose and he doesn’t play a finals game this year.
What a no body. Taunting our players, no respect for his opposition.
Garlic mayo bagged him on Twitter, then he copped abuse after the tripping charge he had against himself earlier this year
Like I wrote after the game, I was filthy at the lack of a penalty for such an obvious attack with his shoulder, but was absolutely livid that our guys left that tosser alone after wiping out their halfback and took no action themselves.
Should have barreled the wanker and then watched him marched to the bin for ten, instead we were pinned on a seven tackle set, rather than finding touch and attacking against 12.