“Didn’t want someone sent off and down to 12 men”: Legend shocked Jack Wighton wasn’t sent off in elimination final


Rugby league legend Cameron Smith has slammed the NRL and the Bunker after Jack Wighton was allowed to stay on the field after a biting incident in Canberra’s elimination final loss to the Knights on Sunday.

Despite Knights half Tyson Gramble making an on-field complaint, video evidence and clear bite marks, referee Ashley Klein only put Wighton on report.

“I nearly fell off my chair when Ashley Klein put Wighton on report but just said he can play the ball and get on with it,” Smith said on SEN.

“Absolutely no action at all? I thought he was at least going to the sin bin. It’s as clear a bit as we are ever going to get.

“The cameras caught the image quite clearly that there were some teeth marks there. We saw Ashleigh W erner in the NRLW sent off and she got two weeks for it.I’m going to be honest here. I don’t think the ofccials wanted anything to do with having a say in the result.

“They didn’t want someone sent off and down to 12 men.”

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