Warrington Wolves and St. George Illawarra had very differing views of the high tackle on Kevin Penny in Friday night’s World Series Game

St George Illawarra Paul McGregor says he doesn’t believe there “was too much in” Eto Nabuli’s high tackle on Warrington’s Kevin Penny in the World Club Series match last night.

Nabuli coat-hangered Penny in the first half and was penalised, but was not sent to the sin bin. The Dragons won the game 18-12 over the Wolves to start the World Club Series.

“I don’t buy into that sort of stuff,” McGregor told media last night.

“It was a reflex action. The bloke jumped up to his feet quicker than anyone. I don’t think there was too much in it.”
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Warrington coach Tony Smith believes St George Illawarra winger Eto Nabuli should have been red-carded for his high shot on Kevin Penny on Friday night.

Nabuli coat-hangered Penny in the first half but did not receive a red or yellow card. Smith said if the World Club Series match was played under Super League laws, the Fijian would have been given his marching orders.

“We played a lot of different rules tonight,” he said.

There would have been a lot more penalties. It’s unfortunate isn’t it. We should all be playing to the same rules…. I thought it was a shocker.”

Whatever your view it certainly was a great game!