Fox League commentator Corey Parker does not believe Roosters coach Trent Robinson called Rabbitohs forward Jaydn Su’A a felon during a fiery round 24 match.
The Daily Telegraph reported that the incident reportedly took place during halftime on the sidelines of Suncorp Stadium, but Robinson has strenuously denied that he did anything wrong.
Paul Kent questioned Parker on NRL 360 if he saw anything to back up the claims against Robinson.
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“Corey, allegations have been made today that a Rabbitohs official identifies that Trent Robinson abused Jaydn Su’A during the match and that he called him a felon,” Kent said on NRL 360.
“Trent Robinson has denied that. Did you hear anything said to Jaydn Su’A during the match?’
“No, I was actually very close to Trent Robinson and the bank,” Parker replied.
“The players who were injured were further down, so I basically had headphones out and headphones on because there was so much going on at the time.
“I would like to hear what coaches are exactly. Rarely do we hear coaches so close to the field.
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“There wasn’t a huge crowd there, so I could hear the interactions between Trent Robinson and his players.
“When Jaydn Su’A . . . the only place I saw him within earshot of Trent Robinson was after Latrell Mitchell’s attempt. He comes back to the rear rower’s position, which was almost directly in front of Trent Robinson.
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“And I didn’t see or hear Trent Robinson say anything and I didn’t think he would.
“Trent Robinson is a very professional man. He doesn’t have to stoop to those lows, so from what I saw, no, I didn’t see that at all. ”
Su’A is said to have told members of the Souths coaching staff about the interaction with Robinson.
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Robinson categorically denied the allegations when The Daily Telegraph contacted him.
Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly called Su’A “a young man of great integrity and character, who plays the game in the right spirit”.
Su’A was not charged by the NRL Match Judging Committee.
Solly said Souths would allow the NRL to review the incidents in the game and if the club were concerned they would take them to the NRL.