NRL FINE -ALLY NAILS AL­FIE!

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SUNDAY SPORT -

The NRNRL is mak­ing a for­tune by fin­ing slow goal- kick­ers, sin­bin strag­glers and old Al­fie Langer La for spend­ing too long lo on the field.

Head of Foot­ball G Gra­ham fines rang­ing An­nes­ley from is­sued $ f 2000 to $6000 to six clubs c last week with teams te push­ing the lim­its lead­ing lea into the fi­nals.

C Cronulla star Shaun Johnson, Johns South Syd­ney’s Adam Reynold­sRe and Can­berra’s Jar­rod Cro­ker were all fined for tak­ing longer than the 90-sec­ond limit to kick for goal.

Par­ra­matta for­ward Nathan Brown was fined $2000 for tak­ing too long to leave the field after against be­ing sin-binned Can­ter­bury last . week­end Gf

And the blue-shirt train­ers f$ from Bris­bane and the Rab­bitohs, Langer and Wil­lie Peters, have been whacked for be­ing on the field of play too long.

An­nes­ley says the NRL will con­tinue to pun­ish clubs to en­sure no team gets an un­fair ad­van­tage.

“The com­pe­ti­tionon is as close as it has ever been with po­si­tions in the Top 8 on a knife edge,” he said.

“It’s des­per­a­tion time and ev­ery­one is un­der pres­sure look­ing for the ex­tra one per­cent to win.

“While we at times show some dis­cre­tion based on spe­cific cir­cum­stances, we have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure teams aren’t al­lowed to openly flout stan­dard op­er­a­tional reg­u­la­tions in an at­tempt to gain an un­fair ad­van­tage.”

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