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Patrick Carrigan, hip-drop tackle, Jackson Hastings injury, suspension, Brisbane Broncos

Paul Kent has urged the NRL to “stand up and show some balls” by banishing all hip-drop tackles from the game.

It comes as Broncos star Patrick Carrigan was handed a four-game suspension for his hip-drop tackle on Jackson Hastings — who will now miss the rest of the season with a fracture in his leg and a syndesmosis injury.

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NRL 360 host Braith Anasta declared the hip-drop tackle “needs to go,” before Kent stressed it was “learned behaviour.”

Kent then called on the NRL to get tough on the tackle given the trauma it’s caused Hastings.

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Eels outside back Haze Dunster has also been a victim of the hip-drop tackle this year. He ruptured his ACL, PCL and MCL as a result of the tackle…

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