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NRL CEO Andrew Abdo ‘makes no apologies’ for sin-bin crackdown during Magic Round – Wide World of Sports

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NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo says there will be no apologies for the high tackle crackdown that has overshadowed Magic Round.
Eight players were sin-binned from two games on Friday and four were sent for 10 minutes across three Saturday matches at Suncorp Stadium, after an NRL demand that referees more forcefully stamp out contact with the head. Canberra’s Josh Papalii was sent off for a shoulder-to-face hit on Canterbury’s Tuipulotu Katoa and is now facing a ban of three-to-five games, meaning…

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