NRL’s Crackdown


Raiders forward Josh Papalii won’t feature in Game I of this year’s State of Origin series after he accepted a three-match suspension for his hit on Bulldog Tui Katoa.

The 29-year-old was one of three players sent off over the weekend as a result of the NRL’s crackdown on illegal head and neck contact.

Former rugby league administrator John Quayle says every administrator has a right to protect the longevity of the code.