Posted: 19 April, 2014
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg says Cowboys coach Paul Green “handled himself with class” in the post-match press conference
Following the Cowboys' loss to the Sea Eagles on Good Friday, coach Paul Green demanded an explanation from the NRL after a controversial obstruction ruling went against them. The decision paved the way for a Manly victory.
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg spoke to Saturday Triple M NRL about both the incident and Green's post-match comments.
Green had said: "That refereeing decision is absolutely bewildering. Someone needs to explain to me what the rule is because, in my opinion, they must have changed the rule. If that is not an obstruction I will walk nude through Pitt Street."
While Green has not been seen in Pitt Street, Greenberg believes Green did not question the integrity of the officials.
“I actually thought Paul Green handled himself with complete class night. He articulated a view point which was strong,” Greenberg told Saturday Triple M NRL. “He never questioned the integrity of the decision-making – certainly the decision-making itself, not the integrity. ”
Earlier on the show, Greenberg spoke specifically about the controversial decisions.
"A public stoning of our match officials won't lead to improved performanaces. We've got to do better and I understand that. We need to get behind them. We need to give them leadership and confidence. We will hold them accountable but hanging them out to dry every time a decision is wrong, especially a close one, is not the answer," he said.
Listen to the full interview below.