Ricky Stuart blasts rest mandate for Origin players

Ricky Stuart Origin rest

Canberra Weekly

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says a blanket ban on State of Origin representatives backing up for their clubs the following round disrespects the care coaches have for their players.

The Rugby League Players Association is reportedly pushing for a mandatory stand-down rule after Origin matches to be included in the next collective bargaining agreement, with some players from Wednesday night’s epic decider expected to back up on Friday.

But Stuart, a former NSW player and coach, said he would…

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