Warriors interim mentor Stacey Jones suggests he was “baffled” by the NRL match overview committee’s choice not to demand Nelson Asofa-Solomona for producing elbow contact with Wayde Egan’s jaw.
Egan desired to go away the industry just after the deal with in Friday night’s match, which remaining him with unfastened tooth, but the match assessment committee opted not to sanction the Storm ahead.
Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was handed a grade one charge for a comparable offence in spherical 20 but match evaluate committee supervisor Luke Patten mentioned the panel discovered Asofa-Solomona experienced only created “minimal contact” with Egan.
Egan was capable to return to the subject and will line up for the Warriors towards South Sydney this weekend but Jones questioned what kind of message the NRL experienced sent by opting not to cost Asofa-Solomona.
“It is really not a fantastic information,” Jones said, “It’s baffled me a little little bit, like anyone else.
“We are all about preserving our players. The recreation is so tricky and bodily.
“Wayde was definitely rattled. It could have been even worse but I imagined (Asofa-Solomona) could have at minimum been charged.”
Jones reported the NRL’s obligation of treatment extended to the tackling participant, as well as the ball-provider.
Asofa-Solomona has incurred 4 match overview committee rates this time, 3 for substantial tackles and one for producing risky make contact with with a defender using his forearm. He escaped with fines on all 4 occasions.
Jones suggested punishing Asofa-Solomona extra significantly could assistance prevent him from comparable incidents in potential that could have the prospective to injure.
“It is really about defending Nelson also, in some form of way,” he stated.
“He performs a physical sport and the dimensions of his human body and the damage he could do to a person, it could turn out extremely horrible.
“I’m absolutely sure Nelson isn’t going to want to have that on him.”
Egan’s teammate Marcelo Montoya said the NRL experienced established a precedent by opting not to charge Asofa-Solomona.
“If that’s the stance the NRL needs to consider, then that is the stance they are heading to get,” he reported.
“I assume maybe he must have been charged at minimum. Nelson plays incredibly bodily but I am positive he will not go out there to consider and damage players.
“(But) it can be perilous. It was a little something that he in all probability should not have accomplished.”