ANOTHER chairman slams RFL and disciplinary match review

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter recently criticised the RFL and its disciplinary match review, and now he has received support from the Catalans board.

Catalans Dragons General Manager Alex reacted to the suspension of James Maloney following the victory over Leeds last Friday.

“After leaving the stadium on Tuesday night from the hearing, again I felt deflated and empty. I sometimes question whether it’s just me feeling wronged by certain systems in place within our game, but after reading Michael Carters blog (CEO of Wakefield), where he explains his dismay, confusion, and disappointment, I now know I am not the only one feeling like this.

“I reflect back to the hearing and previous others in the last 16 or so months, about so many things. One thing that stands out to me the most is, how is it that we are in a multi-media generation with so many modes and tools with artificial intelligence and programs to bring all aspects of television almost to life with 3-D imaging etc…

“Do we then go into a hearing and have video evidence, (which can determine something for the better, or for the worse), be of such a low standard, or even times where you cannot have some video angles accessible because it isn’t available to be uploaded in time during a hearing ?  Then to be later told that we should have submitted our video evidence if we wanted to use as a part of the defence…were we being too presumptuous to think that all angles would be available of the same incident in a hearing ?

“I again agree with Michael, that we are losing matches through various factors already. There are Players, Clubs and Supporters getting frustrated and are losing confidence in an inconsistent and sometimes questionable system, which threatens the integrity of our game. We are many in hope, that the current disparities are regulated, and a clearer vision for all to better understand.

We host Leeds Rhinos tomorrow and look forward to being back home in our coliseum, in front of our loyal supporters and families.”

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