By Melanie Dinjaski and Zachary Gates
Roosters manager Trent Robinson has lashed the bunker and NRL officials aft the Tricolours were thumped 54-12 by cross-city rivals the Rabbitohs connected Friday night.
The feisty brushwood was filled with play and it was an incidental that near centre Joey Manu with a suspected breached cheekbone that truly riled up Robinson.
Manu was clobbered by South Sydney's Latrell Mitchell with a vicious precocious shot, and arsenic a effect helium needed to spell to infirmary to person aesculapian treatment. However, Mitchell was lone fixed 10 minutes successful the misdeed bin by referee Ashley Klein, who besides allowed play to proceed arsenic Manu laic connected the turf aft the hit. Only erstwhile the Roosters prima confronted Mitchell implicit the tackle and a melee erupted did Klein intervene.
"Everybody saw the incident. I'm conscionable baffled," a livid Robinson said successful his post-match property conference.
"He was down for however long? And past it took Joey to basal up and spell and instrumentality up for himself with a depressed fracture of the cheekbone and past they inactive didn't privation to bash thing astir it."
Latrell clobbers Manu
Robinson took purpose astatine bunker authoritative Henry Perenara arsenic good arsenic Klein successful a fiery, lengthy rant.
"Henry Perenara, sitting successful the Bunker, didn't halt play, didn't bash thing astir it. Then Ashley (Klein) asked them to play connected and the players went astatine it again and past (Perenara) conscionable missed it completely.
"Perenara, who's expected to cognize immoderate footy, sitting up successful the container – and past doesn't bash thing astir it. For possibly 30, 40, 50 seconds, doesn't bash a happening astir it. Joey Manu does thing astir it.
"It's a communal taxable this year, astir the NRL and the bunker not looking aft our players. It's been clear. They've changed 2 rules – 2 of the large rules this twelvemonth – based connected the bunker and the referees doing thing astir it connected Roosters players. And you tin accidental I'm blowing up astir a Roosters player, but (Manu is) disconnected astatine hospital. And past they get forced to yet marque a telephone connected it and they nonstop him for 10 successful the bin. Ten successful the bin! It was laughable. It was that bad, it was astir laughable.
"They didn't cognize what they were doing. How bash you nonstop that for 10 successful the bin? A feline volition decorativeness the twelvemonth based connected a precocious changeable to the caput and it's 10 minutes successful the bin."
The Roosters manager went arsenic acold arsenic to question whether the officials are worthy of their relation aft their decision-making implicit the incident.
"You cannot marque decisions if that's your decision," helium said.
"Get retired of there. If you can't bash it get retired of there, oregon conscionable get escaped of (the bunker) completely. Get escaped of it completely. If you cannot bash your occupation get retired of there.
"It's shown that the NRL bunker cannot bash their occupation this year. It's been a farce, it's been an implicit farce.
"Like, to spot Joey Manu locomotion off, person to instrumentality up for himself ... that should person been stopped 10 seconds aft the incident. It's that atrocious it's really funny. It's that atrocious it's really funny.
"What are they doing up there? I don't cognize what they're doing up there.
"I've got ... that circus euphony going connected successful the inheritance and streamers and stuff. There indispensable beryllium thing going connected erstwhile a Roosters subordinate gets deed precocious successful 2021. There indispensable beryllium thing that distracts them. It's similar the twilight portion up determination erstwhile a Roosters subordinate gets deed high."
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