Paul Kent urged the NRL to “stand up and show some balls” by banning all hip drop tackles from the game.
Such was the case with Broncos star Patrick Carrigan. Suspended for 4 games For a hip drop tackle on Jackson Hastings – he will miss the rest of the season with a broken leg and a Syndesmosis injury.
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NRL 360 host Braith Anasta declared the hip drop tackle a “must go,” but Kent stressed it was a “learned behavior.”
Kent then called on the NRL to be tough on tackles given the trauma Hastings caused.
Eels outside back Hayes Dunster was also hit with a hip drop tackle this year. He tore his ACL, PCL and MCL as a result of a tackle from Dragons forward Tyrell Huimaono, who has been suspended for five games.
“Why is it in the game?” he asked.
“Here’s what gives me the sh**s. These tackles obviously get into the game causing injury and you look at it first and identify it and say, ‘You know what, we Instead of saying ‘I’m not doing this – please stop doing that’, they all look around the league and see. So I have to,” he says.
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“Forget poor Jackson Hastings who had to put his leg in a cast for five months and undergo rehab. That’s the price they’re willing to pay these guys.
“The game has to get up and show some balls and really get out of the game.
“If Carrigan gets a two-week or three-week penalty, he’s going to demand it. Then throw it all away and say, ‘Guys, do your best. Hit with you next time.’
“It’s just a joke.”
Carrigan, who has been sued directly for the tackle, appeared before a panel on Tuesday night.
His defenseman Nick Gover suggested a two-game suspension on Tuesday night, but NRL lawyers suggested a five- to six-game suspension.
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