A Storm warn­ing for touchie abuse

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

MEL­BOURNE have re­ceived a warn­ing let­ter from the NRL about the side­line be­hav­iour of the Storm’s coach­ing staff.

It fol­lows the abuse of ex-Ori­gin touch judge Michael Wise af­ter he in­cor­rectly ruled Mel­bourne winger Su­liasi Vunivalu had gone into touch in the dy­ing mo­ments of the fi­nal against the Can­berra Raiders last week.

An NRL spokesman said: “We ex­pect a high stan­dard of be­hav­iour on the side­line and Storm have been re­minded of their obli­ga­tions.”

This is the sec­ond side­line in­ci­dent the NRL has had to deal with in re­cent weeks.

In New­cas­tle’s fi­nal-round game against the Pan­thers, Knights front-rower Dave Klem­mer called an in­ter­change of­fi­cial a “f…ing id­iot”.

He was fined a pal­try $1150.

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