Victor ‘The Inflictor’ Radley gets surprise help from Warriors coach Nathan Brown over head shot – as Kiwis fume over Bunker’s busted call
- Victor Radley was put on report for a high shot on Ed Kosi on Sunday
- Impact looked to be accidental as Kosi fell over while trying to stay on the field
- Radley could be charged by Match Review Committee on Monday
- Roosters enforcer was banned for five matches last season for a high shot
Warriors coach Nathan Brown has pleaded with the NRL not to suspend Victor Radley after the Roosters enforcer was placed on report for a high shot on Ed Kosi on Sunday.
With five minutes left in the first half, Radley chased through a kick and his arm connected with Kosi’s head, after the Warriors had fielded the kick and fallen over while trying to get back on the field.
The contact appeared to be accidental and Brown came to Radley’s defence after the game.
Victor Radley was placed on report for a high shot against Ed Kosi on Sunday afternoon
‘I’d be really disappointed if the bloke gets suspended who got Ed Kosi,’ he told Nine.
‘Honestly, I understand we should have got a penalty, and we should have got a free [concussion interchange], but they can’t suspend that bloke for that.
‘If our game goes to that level […] you can’t suspend Victor Radley for that. You can’t possibly.’
The Roosters star now faces an anxious wait to find whether the Match Review Committee decides to charge him on Monday.
The Roosters enforcer hit Kosi with a high shot after chasing down a kick
Radley was banned for five games last season for a high tackle against the Broncos
The 24-year-old has previously fallen foul of the NRL Judiciary and was banned for five games last season for a high tackle against the Broncos, but Brown urged the NRL not to charge him.
‘I’m not sure what Victor is supposed to do, so I hope he doesn’t get suspended for that one,’ he added.
‘I think the ref got it right, he gave us our penalty, we got our free change […] but we can’t let the game get to that stage where a bloke like Radley [gets suspended] when [Kosi] is that low to the ground.
‘It’s just not right.’