Bit annoying no one asked McFadden what he thought about the roosters deliberate infringing in the presser, does the “can’t comment on refereeing” apply to the press as well? It’s not like they are disputing the refs call, as they were (mostly) penalised correctly.
It’s not a good look at all, actively makes the game worse to watch when one team can’t capitalise on their line breaks due to cheating. Not like they are the only team – the Cowboys are almost as bad, their coach spent time at the roosters too.
Hoffman did one too when Vete and TL went down, wasn’t off a line break, but pretty smart play with 11 guys left standing.
Players should do it more in those circumstances, might have been the 2nd storm game, Lolohea went down, no fullback in defence, just try to kill the play straight away, didn’t or couldn’t, storm run in an easy try.
But when it happens over and over.. because it’s an origin week between the NZ team and an also-ran, doubt the media will pick up on it, but they really need to start banging the drum before the finals come around, or it will turn into a goal kicking contest.