‘Rules have to be breached’: NRL defends Aaron Booth’s cannonball Joe Tapine tackle

'Rules have to be breached': NRL defends Aaron Booth's cannonball Joe Tapine tackle

The Canberra Times

NRL head of football Graham Annesley has defended the match review committee after Gold Coast Titans rake Aaron Booth avoided sanction for a cannonball-style tackle on Joe Tapine.

Tapine, the form front-rower of the competition, was sin-binned following his angry reaction to the Booth’s attempt to take him to the ground last weekend.

Booth wasn’t cited for the incident, prompting questions about match review consistency after Tapine was slapped with a contrary conduct charge for his retaliation.

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