NRL FINE -ALLY NAILS ALFIE!
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.”