“He should make a better decision” – Super League coach calls for “game sense” after crucial yellow card

As Salford Red Devils defeated Hull KR there were a number of key decisions many of which went against the victorious Red Devils.

That said, it was one yellow card a piece in the second 40.

Hull KR’s Dean Hadley was sin binned before Deon Cross followed him shortly after. The centre was sin binned, somewhat harshly, for a high tackle.

The reason it was harsh is the fact Lachlan Coote was dipping at the point of contact which this season has often negated any yellow card but not this time.

However, coach Paul Rowley had “no dramas” with the decision saying Cross should have had better gamesmanship:

“The point is gamesmanship. When a fullback takes a kick like that they either put their legs out or they go straight to ground and Deon should think about that. It’s straight after one of the Hull KR players being sin binned so that should add to that game sense and he should make a better decision.

“We’ve got no dramas with it. Again, that’s a learning for Deon and as a group. So we’ve got no problem with that.

“Obviously it’s not malicious and it’s more Lachlan dropping as opposed to Deon going in with any sort of intent or anything like that so I think on another day it might just be penalty but we’ve got no dry hands with it.”