NRL launches investigation into polarising stoppage

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The NRL has launched an probe into whether the Panthers breached immoderate rules erstwhile a club trainer called for clip to halt precocious successful the match during Penrith's two-point triumph implicit Parramatta.

With little than 5 minutes remaining successful the game, the Eels were successful a presumption to instrumentality vantage of a 12-man Penrith antiaircraft enactment aft Mitch Kenny was near connected the turf down the play.

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Kenny's ankle appeared to get twisted portion making a tackle connected Eels large antheral Reagan Campbell-Gillard.

Penrith's arguable interchange (Nine)

Under existent rules, nine trainers tin petition for the referee to halt play if there's a superior wounded oregon information concern.

The stoppage allowed Kenny to travel from the tract with Tevita Pangai Junior coming connected arsenic his replacement.

Nine's rugby league newsman Michael Chammas confirmed the NRL was present looking into the incident, which involves Penrith physio Pete Green, who earlier successful the twelvemonth was probed implicit a akin incident.

"The NRL is investigating whether the Panthers deliberately breached the rules successful the dying minutes of their crippled against the Eels," Chammas told Nine News.

"The incidental occurred erstwhile the trainer called for clip to beryllium stopped to dainty injured hooker Mitchell Kenny.

Brad Fittler and Peter Sterling instrumentality purpose astatine Penrith's arguable stoppage

"Under the NRL's rules, trainers are lone allowed to telephone for play to beryllium stopped for superior injuries aft an archetypal assessment.

"Footage shows that erstwhile the clip was called off, nary of the Panthers' trainers were adjacent connected the field.

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"Nine News tin besides uncover the trainer astatine the centre of the probe is physio Pete Green.

"He was issued with a amusement origin announcement earlier successful the twelvemonth for a akin incidental involving Viliame Kikau against the Sharks."

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