“He should not be playing for Australia” – Glenn Lazarus
As the fallout from the Grand Final continues, Cameron Munster can count himself lucky to be named in the Australian squad for the upcoming international fixtures.
Munster received his second yellow card of the game during Sundays decide as he kicked Roosters centre Joseph Manu in the head in an act of frustration.
Much to the disappointment of many in the Rugby League world the Match Review Committee charged Munster with contrary conduct rather than kicking or striking. The charge attracts a fine of $1400 and no weeks suspension leaving Munster free to play for the Kangaroos in their upcoming Test matches against New Zealand and Tonga.
Speaking on the Macquarie Sports Radio breakfast show with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell former NRL hard man Glenn Lazarus weighed in on the debate over Munsters sanctions, “I’ve met Cameron a couple of times and he’s a lovely bloke but what he did the other night, he should see the full force of the law.”
Lazarus outlined his frustration at the Match Review Committee and their handling of the situation, “ What really annoys me, I sort of feel as though the attitude of the (Match Review) panel is ‘Ahh look it’s the end of the year and the Grand Final has been won so lets just give him a fine and go’. That is not a good look. That brings the game into disrepute. He (Munster) went out of his road to get up to where he did to kick Manu in the head. It’s just not a good look, it should have been dealt with accordingly. He should not be playing for Australia, he should have been suspended so Mal (Australian coach Mal Meninga) had no choice in the matter and we should move on.”
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Listen to the full interview with Glenn Lazarus below: