Barrett unleashes on ref over 'hair pull' penalty

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Canterbury manager Trent Barrett has unleashed connected the referee's determination to penalise second-rower Joe Stimson for a hairsbreadth propulsion during his side's 36-18 defeat to Manly.

One of the astir bizarre penalties of the play was awarded erstwhile referee Chris Sutton blew his whistle and reported Stimson for a hairsbreadth propulsion against Manly front-rower Marty Taupau successful the 61st minute.

The arguable ruling led to the Sea Eagles potting a elemental punishment extremity and extending their pb to six points astatine a captious clip successful the Brisbane clash.

But it appeared arsenic though Stimson couldn't debar getting his near manus tangled successful Taupau's hair, which droops down to beneath his shoulders.

The infinitesimal Canterbury back-rower Joe Stimson gets his near manus tangled successful Manly prop Marty Taupau's hair. (Getty)

As Barrett fumed astatine respective contentious decisions during the nonaccomplishment to Manly successful his post-match media conference, the erstwhile Sea Eagles manager was some ropeable and bewildered erstwhile giving his thoughts connected the punishment against Stimson.

"The hairsbreadth pull!" Barrett said.

"It gives them different 2 points and kicks them six points up alternatively of four.

"Joe Stimson – his manus got tangled up successful (Taupau's) hair.

"He gets enactment connected study truthful they get a escaped interchange successful the searing heat, which would person worked successful our favour, arsenic well, and it costs america 2 points.

"It's not Joe's responsibility Marty has agelong air."

Barett past made notation of Roosters manager Trent Robinson's explosive property conference pursuing his side's 54-12 nonaccomplishment to the Rabbitohs connected Friday night.

The Tricolours mentor delivered an bonzer spray astatine the game's officials – the bunker's Henry Perenara copped the brunt of the onslaught – implicit the handling of Latrell Mitchell's sickening deed connected Joey Manu.

"I watched Trent Robinson's property league the different time and I tin spot wherefore helium was truthful frustrated," Barrett said.

"I haven't got that bully a rant successful me."

Bulldogs manager Trent Barrett. (Getty)

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