Andrew Voss slams “disgrace” of a tackle from St Helens star in World Club Challenge

One of the big talking points coming out of the World Club Challenge has been the tackle by Agnatius Paasi which has ended Taylan May’s season.

It has reportedly left the Penrith Panthers side “fuming” according to the Daily Telegraph.

However, neither the NRL or RFL felt the tackle warranted any disciplinary action.

Now legendary commentator Andrew Voss has given his verdict on the tackle on the Vossy and Brandy Podcast on SEN.

Vossy said: “I thought it was forced. There wasn’t much reason for him to come in with force, two players on him already going to ground. He hit him hard and he’s out for the season. That’s a blow.

“My old mate the General, Luke Patton, came out yesterday and he was talking more about hip drop. I wasn’t concerned about the hip drop, it was the cannonball. Are we saying that we’re only concerned about the third man in if they’re below the knee?

“I would have thought it was below the thigh, if you’re the third man in and the only target is the legs then you’re obliged to come in as softly as you can. There’s the proof in the pudding. 108 kilo forward comes in as the third man on your legs.

“If that happens Round One in the NRL then what’s the charge? I know it happened in the World Club Challenge and not the NRL and Paasi is now on the other side of the world. Is that the standard of our judiciary that if that happens in round one, that there be no charge? I think it’s a disgrace that there was no charge.

“That was a tackle that the likes of Andrews Johns and Mort will say has to be stamped out of the game and has been on that level for years, yet we still allowed that to happen the other night and there’s not even a charge. Poor.”

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