Canterbury front-rower Jack Hetherington's rap expanse grew again during the Bulldogs' 28-16 decision to Wests Tigers, erstwhile the firebrand prop was sin-binned for a precocious changeable precocious successful the game.
Hetherington finished the lucifer successful the misdeed bin aft it was deemed helium collected Tigers seat guardant Alex Twal precocious successful the 76th minute.
But Fox League commentator Warren Smith argued that Hetherington's well-documented foul-play past had led to referee Chris Butler sending the erstwhile Panther and Warrior to the misdeed bin.
Smith's comments followed a rebuttal from Josh Jackson, erstwhile the broadcast picked up the Canterbury skipper saying to the referee: "That's harsh."
"He's been each enactment and vigor successful this 2nd fractional but ... helium treads a good line," Smith said.
"Josh Jackson summed it up successful saying, 'That's harsh.'
"Honestly, we've seen immoderate tackles this play worse than that which didn't remotely get a look astatine arsenic acold arsenic going to the misdeed bin.
"I've got nary uncertainty determination that is Jack Hetherington's estimation coming backmost to haunt him. Any different subordinate determination is nary mode that result's given, (from) what we've seen since the evaporation of the crackdown. Nobody other goes to the misdeed bin for that. But Hetherington - helium brings a batch of baggage to the crippled with him each week, doesn't he? And I deliberation that estimation has wounded him close there."
ARLC president Peter V'landys enforced a wholesale crackdown connected precocious interaction successful Magic Round.
And portion determination were 14 sin-bins and 3 send-offs successful that round, arsenic good arsenic respective pursuing weeks packed with strict interpretations of precocious contact, the crackdown has dwindled since.
Legendary Balmain front-rower Steve Roach applauded Hetherington's passionateness and said helium didn't hold with the sin-bin decision.
"As slightest helium wears his bosom connected his sleeve, he's trying to bash his best, trying to assistance his teammates," Roach said.
Smith added: "The occupation for him, arsenic we've mentioned each clip helium goes astir now, is helium lone has to sneeze."
Hetherington's precocious changeable volition beryllium assessed by the lucifer reappraisal committee to find if further authorisation is warranted.
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