Posted: 24 July, 2012
by Triple M NRL
Angry Rabbitohs Will Fight Greg Inglis Charge As War Of Words With Dragons Intensifies
The Rabbitohs will fight Greg Inglis' potential five-match ban for his shoulder charge on St George Illawarra's Dean Young on the weekend, as a war of words intensifies between the two clubs.
Souths coach Michael Maguire told Triple M's Rush Hour on Monday night he is still waiting to hear back from the NRL as to whether the league intends to take any action over comments Dragons coach Steve Price made after the game.
Maguire believes Price inflamed the situation and ensured extra scrutiny would be placed on the Inglis hit, which has had some calling for a ban on shoulder charges in the game.
"The shoulder charge itself has been a big part of the rugby league game and there's been many great players that have been recognsied for that toughness and the things they do out on the park," Maguire told Triple M, who says Price guaranteed 'sensationalised' media coverage.
Maguire also weighed into the wider debate surrounding the shoulder charge's place in the game.
"Do we take the shoulder charge out of the game? We have a tough game. We have got a tough game and it's what makes our game so special," he said.
"We don't like seeing people hurt but for it to get scrutinised (like it has) the past couple of days, it's definitely out it out there."
Dragons chief executive Peter Doust said on Monday the claims were made by Maguire were 'outrageous'.
"Steve Price on several occasions declined to make any detailed remarks on the incident concerning the Rabbitohs player and acknowledged it was on report and therefore subject to the NRL judicial process," Doust said.
"On review of the transcript from the post-match press conference, Steve Price clearly stated the obvious and looked to comment on Dean Young's well-being - the subject of many enquiries on that evening. We believe the Rabbitohs' comments are very outrageous, emotional and transparent."
"It is laughable that they would look to blame Steve Price."
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