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NRL tells referees to sin-bin any player guilty of high shots as game looks to crack down on injuries – ABC News

NRL referees have been told to sin-bin any player who makes direct contact with an opponent’s head as the game looks to crack down on high shots.

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NRL referees have been told to treat high-contact like punching and sin-bin any player who makes direct contact with an opponent’s head.

  • Referees will send any player guilty of direct or forceful contact to the head to the sin-bin
  • Players have been charged for contact to the head and neck 700 per cent more this year than in 2017
  • Peter V’Landys likened the crackdown on high shots to the elimination of punching in matches

In an extension of the game’s heavy crackdown on high shots, players will spend…

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