Fittler slams blatant six-again rule rort

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Teams are present blatantly rorting the six-again rules, NSW State of Origin manager Brad Fittler says.

After Queensland gave distant a upland of six-agains successful Origin III, arsenic a deliberate antiaircraft maneuver to unopen down the Blues, the Roosters besides intelligibly gave distant acceptable restarts towards the extremity of Saturday's triumph implicit the Cowboys.

"This is 3 six-agains with the crippled connected the enactment and the Cowboys surging home," rugby league large Peter Sterling said connected The Sunday Footy Show.

"That's 2 wrong the aforesaid tackle and past there's a 3rd 1 arsenic well."

Fittler interjected: "We had the aforesaid successful Origin, we had 3 connected 1 tackle and we didn't marque 5 metres. It was ridiculous."

Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys is tackled by Victor Radley of the Roosters. (Getty)

Sterling continued: "How fortunate for the Roosters not to person a sin-bin there. If you're talking repeated infringements, determination was 3 successful 1 tackle!"

Fittler added: "Totally agree. Sides present realise, particularly connected aboriginal tackles, you cognize what, they're giving up a tackle.

"We astir most apt got to person a look astatine that rule, I believe, with the 10 metres especially; possibly switching that backmost to penalties, due to the fact that teams are conscionable taking the piss."

Sterling said that the Roosters were deserved winners but branded "crucial" the play wherever they conceded repeated six-again infringements.

"These six-agains are specified a large portion of the crippled present and if we're just dinkum astir them, if you're giving them distant similar that ... that's wherefore the regularisation was brought in, for that not to happen," Sterling said.

The Roosters recorded 4 ruck infringements and 4 wrong the 10 calls against them, according to NRL stats, arsenic they bushed the Cowboys 34-18.

While conceding six-agains has proved fatal for teams this season, clever coaches person intelligibly identified methods of utilizing them judiciously successful defence to blunt the opposition's attacking opportunities; either lasting blatantly off-side oregon holding up the ruck to unit dilatory play-the-balls.

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