Phil Gould was stunned over the charge on Jaydn Su’A after the Rabbitohs accepted a one-match ban for his hit on Lachlan Lewis in their clash with the Bulldogs.
Su’A was charged with a grade-two careless high tackle and would have risked doubling the suspension if he took on the judiciary.
The back row enforcer will carry over 95 points from the offence into the Rabbitohs’ finals campaign, but will be available for week one.
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Phil Gould was furious at the extent of the charge that Su’A copped for a tackle that was not his fault, given that Lewis slipped.
“Grade 2 Careless high tackle charge is absolutely ridiculous for what happened in this collision,” Gould tweeted.
“Just because someone gets hurt, doesn’t mean someone has to be punished.
“Su’A did nothing wrong. He can’t adjust for ball carrier slipping into him just prior to contact. It’s unfair.”
Grade 2 Careless high tackle charge is absolutely ridiculous for what happened in this collision. Just because someone gets hurt, doesn’t mean someone has to be punished. Su’A did nothing wrong. He can’t adjust for ball carrier slipping into him just prior to contact. It’s unfair https://t.co/YcSCl8vDsP
Bulldogs centre Tim Lafai was also handed the same charge for a tackle on Su’A in the 73rd minute of Canterbury’s upset win.
He faces missing the final match of the season unless he can prove his innocence.
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