Number of involved players critical to ruling

Referees boss Daniel Anderson will examine footage of Krisnan Inu’s spear tackle on Greg Inglis on Monday morning to deem whether the Bulldogs centre should have been sent off.
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Anderson has not spoken to the match officials about the incident, having seen limited footage of the tackle that led to Inglis being dumped head first into the turf at ANZ Stadium on Friday.

”I didn’t evaluate that game; I was at the game and saw it on the big screen, but that’s all I know about it,” Anderson said.

”I have to have a look at the number of players in it. If there’s two men in it, it’s very difficult for someone to be sent off. I’ll look at it [on Monday].”

Anderson wasn’t willing to say what effect his interpretation would have on the match officials for this weekend’s game – dumping a referee would be new territory for him.

”When I view it, I’ll look at the process and coach and educate. I’ll speak to referees. It’s not easy for the men in the middle to send someone from the field. It’s a very big decision. That’s taken into account but I can’t identify the process because I don’t know what their thinking was.” Inu stood beside Inglis as he received treatment to make sure the Queensland and Australian star wasn’t seriously injured.

They later gestured to each other to clear the air, with Inu showing plenty of remorse for placing the Rabbitohs’ No. 1 in such a dangerous position.

Inu’s teammate Josh Reynolds conceded the tackle wasn’t a good look for the game but insisted it was out of character.

”It wasn’t pretty,” Reynolds said after his side’s loss to South Sydney. ”But anyone who knows Krisnan knows he’s not that sort of player. He was very sorry for it. That’s all I can really say. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens from here.”

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