The NRL has issued Manly a $25,000 breach announcement after comments made by Sea Eagles manager Des Hasler and prop Josh Aloiai astir the officiating successful their nonaccomplishment to Parramatta.
Following his side's agonising past gasp decision erstwhile prima Eel Mitch Moses slotted done a game-winning conversion from the sideline, Hasler highlighted respective incidents that helium felt contributed to the loss, pointing the digit astatine what helium claimed were dubious calls from referee Ben Cummins.
Hasler questioned the 9-2 punishment number against his team, declaring the Eels had been "legged backmost into the game".
The NRL besides took into relationship comments made by Aloiai astatine a grooming league successful the aftermath of the match.
Des Hasler hits retired astatine the punishment number aft Manly's loss
"We were beauteous hard done by, for the astir part, the ref did america nary favours, peculiarly successful the backmost extremity of the game," helium said. "I deliberation helium did a atrocious occupation and we didn't get distant with the win. So I'm beauteous unhappy with him, to beryllium honorable with you."
Manly has 5 concern days to respond to the notice, with NRL CEO Andrew Abdo making the league's presumption clear.
"The comments by a manager of Des' lasting were disappointing," said. "Particularly disappointing was the sustained disapproval of lucifer officials implicit the people of the week.
"We look to those successful enactment positions successful the crippled to acceptable an example. We recognize that passions tally high, but that is simply nary excuse to marque comments which question the integrity and competence of our officials.
"Public disapproval of this quality makes it harder to enlistee and clasp lucifer officials astatine each levels of the game.
"To spot not lone a coach, but a player, criticise officials to this grade is not the level of professionalism we expect successful rugby league."
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