A frustrated Roosters coach Trent Robinson has called on the referees to show consistency after Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was pinged for a professional foul against the Panthers.
Waerea-Hargreaves was sent to the sin bin in his side’s clash with Penrith, but the dismissal highlighted the NRL’s inconsistency in punishing deliberate misbehaviour at the ruck.
With Penrith attacking the Roosters’ line late in the first half, the Panthers were handed a six-again.
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Despite the signal, Waerea-Hargreaves impeded Panthers forward Scott Sorenson by holding him down and preventing him from standing up for close to seven seconds.
Teams have often used the tactic when they have just been penalised by a six-again to buy time and ensure…