News | Rugby League
18 Mar 2018 3:23
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Cowboys' Green cops NRL breach notice

    The NRL has issued North Queensland coach Paul Green with a breach notice for his strong criticism of the referees after his team's loss to Melbourne.

    - article from

    North Queensland NRL coach Paul Green is facing a $10,000 fine after being issued with a breach notice for his spray at the referees after the Cowboys' loss to Melbourne.

    Green is the second coach in as many weeks to be reprimanded for slamming the performance of match officials, joining St George Illawarra's Paul McGregor.

    NRL head of football Brian Canavan said that, like McGregor last week, Green had crossed the line in his criticism of the game's whistleblowers.

    "The comments by Paul Green about the officials were unprompted," Canavan said.

    "As with recent comments by a fellow head coach which resulted in a breach notice, these statements crossed the line relating to our rules regarding match officials."

    Canavan also warned other coaches to expect similar punishment should referees continue to come under fire in post-game media conferences at the business end of the year.

    Green and McGregor's attacks had come after Canberra counterpart Ricky Stuart escaped sanction for his broadside at officials.

    South Sydney coach Michael Maguire also recently complained about the referees' use of concussion protocols for star halfback Adam Reynolds.

    "We will continue to ensure the integrity of the referees is protected in the lead-up to and during the finals," Canavan said.

    "There are avenues for coaches, players and club officials to take up matters with the referees rather than making public comments."

    Green accused the referees of ruining last week's game against the Storm.

    "That was the worst display of refereeing I have ever seen. There were some calls where they lacked consistency," Green said after the Friday defeat.

    "I'm not one to shift the blame away from our performance.

    "But the fans deserved more than that. There were two quality teams out there and I was left scratching my head at some of the calls.

    "I said to the boys after the game, I've never been involved in a game where so many things have gone against us. It's just a shame the refs ruined the game."


    © 2018 NZN, NZCity

     Other Rugby League News
     17 Mar: Warriors still undefeated after NRL win
     17 Mar: Hayne needs to find more ball: Arthur
     17 Mar: Warriors beat Titans, stay unbeaten in NRL
     17 Mar: Woods charged over NRL cannonball tackle
     17 Mar: Sezer will start for Raiders soon: Stuart
     17 Mar: I know what Pearce will bring: Keary
     17 Mar: Broncos hold on for NRL win over Cowboys
     Top Stories

    Highlanders beat Crusaders in lively derby More...

    RBNZ expected to hold rate at review More...

     Today's News

    Labor declares victory in the Batman by-election 23:35

    Highlanders beat Crusaders in lively derby 21:55

    John Boyega misses "everything" about London 21:40

    Rugby League:
    Warriors still undefeated after NRL win 21:15

    Mandy Moore never wanted a "big" engagement ring 21:10

    Selena Gomez was "so scared she might die" when she had her kidney transplant 20:40

    Jennifer Lopez was once asked by a director to take her top off 20:10

    Queen Elizabeth has given her official blessing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry 19:40

    Rugby League:
    Hayne needs to find more ball: Arthur 19:35

    Law and Order:
    Hall wins Winter Paralympics gold for NZ 19:25

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd