Rabbitohs coach Jason Demetriou has been left fuming after a sequence of hip drop tackles from the Bulldogs left two of his gamers nursing accidents.
Regardless of his facet’s 50-16 win over the Bulldogs, Demetriou was left with a bitter style in his mouth after dropping Junior Tatola and Izack Thompson within the course of.
Tatola got here up limping and grabbing his knee within the opening minutes of the match after an early sort out Demetriou classed as a hip drop, earlier than Thompson was pressured off within the 62nd minute after the same incident.
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Bulldogs second-rower Jacob Preston was positioned on report for a hip drop sort out on Thompson by referee Gerard Sutton and was despatched to the sin bin.
The Rabbitohs coach claimed “there was at the very least 4” hip drop tackles made by Bulldogs gamers through the match.
“We hold saying that it’s not an issue within the recreation, however Izack Thompson, Junior Tatola as we speak,” he stated after the match.
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“If that sort out occurs on the coaching discipline, I can assure you your teammates aren’t glad about it.
“Your personal teammates are filthy should you try this to your fellow teammates. I do not know why if we’re not doing it at coaching, why are we bringing it on the sector?”
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Demetriou referred to as the sort out “lazy” and put the onus on groups to stamp it out of the sport.
”I feel the sport is doing an ideal job making an attempt to do what they will. It’s as much as the golf equipment to indicate some onus on it as a result of it’ll have an effect on your crew someplace,” he stated.
“You will lose a top quality participant to a hip drop, which is a sort out that may be prevented for my part.
“We do not apply it. There isn’t any manner that will occur at coaching. I can not stress that time sufficient. It doesn’t occur at coaching.
“Coaches and teammates wouldn’t let that occur, so I do not know why that we’re accepting that’s OK on the sector.
“Look, I do not assume any participant goes on the market to do it deliberately. This isn’t me having a crack at anyone particularly or Canterbury.
“It’s simply as a recreation I feel we are able to do a bit extra to keep away from it.”
Thompson injured his ankle through the match because of Preston’s sort out, and Demetriou stated the Rabbitohs would ship the 26-year-old for scans, including that “he’s hobbling a bit”.
The Rabbitohs face a brief turnaround in spherical seven after they journey to Brisbane to tackle the Dolphins at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday evening.
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