Updates, highlights, news from Round 7, 2018


PARRAMATTA is desperate to end its winless start of the season and it's a chance to do it today against a male side that has been spoiled by controversies this week.

The club fined Daly Cherry-Evans $ 10,000 for a misunderstanding with forbidden star Jackson Hastings, who will see the season in reserve quality after the reports have emerged, which indicates that the players would not play with him.

In today's second game, James Maloney returns to the former club Cronulla for the first time since Penrith in the off-season. The 13-place sharks have stunted together with two victories from six in 2018, but can kickstart their season with a victory over the Panthers, who are sitting pretty in third.

Stats dog question struck

South's great Mark Carroll has slammed Canberra's Elliott Whitehead into a "dog action" on Saturday's loss to the south.

Rabbitohs won 42-18 and while Sam Burgess was on fire for a high tackle on Aidan Sezer, which was reported, Carroll took more trouble with Whitehead's high shot at Tom Burgess.

Raider coach Ricky Stuart accused the Englishman of diving after the game, but Carroll was stuck in Burgess's corner.

"To me it was a dog act, it was a cheap shot," says Carroll Fox Sports. "They are what we call heartburners, they are blooded."

"The pain that passes through you, you can turn on a cigarette with your fingers … the pain level is out of control.

"He does not take a dive, Christ."

"The block did not even have the ball, and he did not even expect it and he was smashed. It was a cheap shot.

Burgess faces more time on the sidelines

Sam Burgess faces at least two weeks on the sidelines after the South Sydney enforcement officer was accused of his big hit on Canberra's Aidan Sezer

In his first playing back from a two-week suspension, Burgess was accused of a class-two carelessly high tackle in Saturday's 42-22 routine from the Raiders on the Central Coast.

Burgess will miss out on Brisbane and Newcastle if he accepts the charge but will miss a further clash with St George Illawarra if he takes it to court and is found guilty.

If he fights, it will be Burgess's next visit to the panel this month after a one-stop ban on contact at Canterbury's Josh Morris became a two-week suspension as he could not turn it on April 3.

The Sezers kick hit out an all-in melee on Saturday.

"It was not beautiful," Raiders skipper Yes, Rrod Croker said e.

"Sia Soliola got six weeks to something like the last year.

"I'm not here to talk about how Sam Burgess is playing the game. I'm worried about the result."

"He plays the game hard and he hit one. It was a bad one. It was quite common. "

Burgess refused to talk to pending media after the game, but told Fox Sports:" I do not think there was anything in it.

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Hastings Opens Up

  Jackson Hastings became racket of news about his teammates dissatisfaction.

Jackson Hastings became racket of news about his teammates dissatisfaction. Source: ] AAP

Banished Manly rugby league player Jackson Hastings says being excluded by the NRL club has brought him to tears, but he is determined to fit in.

Hastings has been dropped to Sea Eagles feeder team Blacktown , with first-class coach Trent Barrett, said that the utility value is unlikely to be considered for NRL elections again this year.

This is due to issues that the club says concerns team balance and culture and Hastings inability to get along with their teammates .

But the 22-year-old told The Daily Telegraph that instead of l and the fall down, he defined him, working hard to correct the differences.

"The deal is about trying to make me better fit into a team environment, "said Hastings.

"I must do the best to fit into the team and culture. I am trying to change really hard."

Hastings acknowledges that public decline has been harmful and initially forced him to withdraw from team activities when he locked himself in his house and ignored his phone.

"It has been really disturbing. My mother is calling and hearing her sneaking."

"It's not just me, it's my family. I can carry it, but my poor mother has not stopped crying all week. "

Hastings says he has already been released from Sydney Roosters, he is now keen to solve the problems and he has sought professional help.

" The guy I have seen (his psychologist) has been fantastic . I learn more about myself, "he said.

" It was not ideal for Roosters or the way it was done. It has happened twice, so there are of course things I have to tink with.


Pearce Injuries Original Rethink

  Mitchell Pearce will not wear sky blue jersey.

Mitchell Pearce will not wear blue jersey. Source: AAP [19659028] The NSW trainer Brad Fittler will be forced to choose a new halfback for this year's origins after Mitchell Pearce suffered a suspected torn chest muscle.

Sunday's scan is expected to confirm how long the Newcastle captain will be sidelined with that best case probably three months. The interstate series begins June 6th and ends July 11.

Pearce's injury comes one month after rookie candidate Nathan Cleary went down with a knee injury that initially ruled him out round 13 – the week after Blues goes to the game for game one.

The likely inaccessibility of both Pearce and Cleary significantly marks the list of possible opportunities for partner likely to be the twenty five e James Maloney. Luke Keary has been in strong form for Sydney Roosters, while West Tigers No. 7 Luke Brooks has also recently been thrown up as an opportunity to make his Origin debut.

Other candidates include South Sydney playmaker Adam Reynolds and Cronulla linkman Matt Moylan, who both have previously drawn on the Blues jumper. Knight's coach Nathan Brown said that Pearce, who has been the NSW halfback for six of the past eight years, was in good spirits after the match in Tamworth despite his NRL season being hit.

"It's not good," Brown said after their 22-20 win over Western tigers. "He is disappointed. Mitch loves to play." Game Day is his favorite day of the week, they are the types of players you want in your club. No matter what the outcome, he still wants to contribute while he is not playing. "Pearce's injury also means, that Brown could be forced to regain Brock Lamb, who was lost in favor of Jack Cogger Saturday to next week's clash with Manly.

First-choice twenty-fifth Connor Watson is a chance to return early from shoulder injury.

"We've got Connor back next week, Brock played the backup class today (Jamie Buhrer) filled today and did a good job for the past six or seven minutes and got up with the kick," he said.

"We must go into the male game full of confidence, that's what we should do."




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