Raiders star Josh Papalii backs NRL to stamp out dangerous tackling techniques

Raiders star Josh Papalii backs NRL to stamp out dangerous tackling techniques

The Canberra Times

Raiders forward Josh Papalii has backed the NRL to continue to protect player safety amid a recent increase in hip-drop tackles.

Dangerous techniques are back in the spotlight after Gold Coast Titan Aaron Booth avoided sanction for a cannonball tackle on Raiders star Joe Tapine last Saturday.

The NRL did come down hard on Patrick Carrigan, the Brisbane forward suspended for four weeks for a hip-drop tackle that left Jackson Hastings with a broken fibula.

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